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Thursday, 28 December

208. Orality, Literacy, Print: Technologies of the Spoken and Written Word in Scotland

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 309, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Scottish Literature

Presiding: Sharon-Ruth Alker, Whitman Coll.

1. “Orality’s Silence: The Other Ballad Revival,” Janet L. Sorensen, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

2. “From Legendary Lore to Two-Volume Novel: The Transmission of Scottish Identity in Scott’s Bride of Lammermoor,” Juliet Shields, Binghamton Univ., State Univ. of New York

3. “Translating Oral Narratives to Print: Highland Sympathies and Mrs. Grant of Laggan,” Kathryn R. Ledbetter, Texas State Univ.

4. “Painting by Numbers: The Statistical Graphs of William Playfair,” Celeste G. Langan, Univ. of California, Berkeley

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