The Internet offers an opportunity for increased fidelity in the representation and study of storytelling and oral tradition. Instead of confining living stories to the museum-like environment of published books, we can harness the new media to restore at least some of the original dynamism that stories Iwve in oral performance. At tire website cfthe Center for Studies in Oral Tradition (www.oraltradition.org) we Iwve begun to create e-companions and e-editions for this purpose. This article offers a pointed critique cftlie paradigm of print in relation to the preservation and study of oral tradition, and suggests pathways for future evolution in the integrated media environment of the Web.
Foley, John Miles
"From Performance to Paper to the Web: New Ways of (Re-)Presenting Told Stories,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol1/iss1/7