Between Text and Text: The Hermeneutics of Intertextuality by Michaela Bauks

By Michaela Bauks

The intertextuality examine of vintage texts and their reception in Medieval and sleek occasions is the topic of this quantity: (1) what's a textual content and what's an intertext? This matters some of the varied types of textual content and the way they current themselves in structure, iconography, lexicography, the examine of lists, and so forth. (2) varieties of intertextuality – at the dating among writtenness and oralness, how oral texts are objectified in the course of textualisation and turn into fastened acts of speech (K. Ehlich), how specially old texts have been formed by way of the continuous interconnectedness of oral and written traditions. (3) what's understood in old Oriental and vintage literature by way of “tradition” and “transmission”? To this finish, the study comprises languages, old truth and vintage inspiration constructions, making transparent that the transferral of culture happens not just inside an in depth cultural circle, yet within the trade with neighbouring cultures over huge distances and geographic limitations. (4) at the courting among intertextuality and canon. a couple of contributions research this element of ongoing ancient debate because it usually came across for culturally definitive and canonised texts – an important a part of the their rejuvination approach.

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Wenzel, B. Bretzinger, and K. , 3–17, in his chapter “Die Verdinglichung des Textes in der Schrift,” although Ehlich argues from a quite different point of view. 48 Gebhard J. 3 In this paper, a text is defined by the terms “narrative” and “message,” and the pragmatic aspects of texts may be called discourse. Such discourses are framed by a set of rules inherent in the world-view (or the paradigm, the belief system, the episteme) of a given culture. Hermeneutics deal with this framing episteme.

They realize the transfer of knowledge or experiences situated in another temporal or cultural context as a retrieved communication (“wiederaufgenommene Mitteilung”). Ehlich talks about an expanded speech context (“zerdehnte Sprechsituation”), where the first speech act is separated from the immediate speech situation. g. by a messenger), and the (second) speaker is the medium or the transmitter of the original speech. Also the recipient changes. In this sense a text is an operation [/method] of elaboration of an expanded speech act (“ein Verfahren zur Bearbeitung der zerdehnten Sprechsituation”29).

He argues that public access to the Torah editions must, at the latest, be presumed for the first half of the second century, as texts as 1 Macc 1:54–57 – the report of a public incineration of scrolls – testify. However, he maintains with Schaper, Schniedewind and others, that written Torah versions existed as public law-texts since the Persian time (third and fourth cent. , 173). Intertextuality in Ancient Literature 39 G. Selz49 has pointed out the continuity of tension between oral and written texts in the form of open and closed texts.

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