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Depicting writing

Depicting writing

The overwhelming tendency to talk about writing systems as linguistic codes (which they usually are in some sense) has often ignored other important aspects of writing. For instance, one way way we can study writing is as a practice or action, because writing is a thing you do. At CREWS we have been particularly interested in developing the ways we look at writing practices, because this is an area with important ramifications for the way writing looks and the place of writing in a society (and in fact you can hear me speaking about some of these issues at the beginning of this seminar video).

1280px-Scribe_E3023_mp3h8780Fourth Dynasty Egyptian statue of a seated scribe: close-up detail. Image from here.

But how can we reconstruct the ways in which writing was done, accomplished or performed in the ancient world? The nature of the act of writing is extremely dependant…

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Astroku 23– okami white wolf = okami loup blanc

 
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A Thousand Loaves of Bread

What a lovely thought Joanna.

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Topic: A friends passing

Today I want to share with you the passing of a friend of mine and a devoted eater of my bread, Rev Harold Moss, Church of the Eternal Source. Only my husband who only eats my bread and no other( except perhaps sandwich bread), has given me so much pleasure by the look on his face when he sees I’ve baked another loaf. I meet Harold in 2004 and soon discovered he had a love of food, and an appreciation of bread which he treated like a fine wine. I gave him a loaf of bread that first time, which I think he must have taken over a month to eat, only having a small piece at a time, savoring every morsel. Who could, I ask ,pass up making bread for such a devoted fan. After that first time, it became  a tradition to make bread everytime  we went to…

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