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Synonyms for chirography

beautiful handwriting

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The orality of electronic media is called "secondary" because of its dependence on chirographic and typographic composition, whereas "primary" orality is based on the voice grounded in the body.
Book historians have well established the depths to which early modern manuscript culture continued to operate within and affect a culture coming to be dominated by print, often identifying evidence of chirographic elements infiltrating printed documents or of printers mimicking the devices of scribes (as with those early printed interludes that, following the scribal practice of putting the character list in the colophon, printed character lists at the end of the book).
They point toward an oral poetics that is not inevitably subsumed within textual paradigms, one that could be integrated with chirographic technology in interesting and, to us, unexpected ways.
A textual discipline today, theology includes older oral, homiletic, liturgical, musical, architectural, chirographic, print, and visual traditions that require different rules of interpretation.
Although the manuscripts themselves do not usually date from much before the late nineteenth century, they provide information about a chirographic tradition that was still alive, if not flourishing, when they were copied.
Consequently, Truth has chirographic titles as idiosyncratic as "A balade of Geffrey Chaucier vppon his dethe bedde lyinge in grete Anguysse," from British Library MS Cotton Otho A.
Rejecting Ong's theories about the rigid differences between speech-oriented and chirographic technologies for analyzing relations in colonial America, however, Sandra Gustafson makes the compelling argument that there exist multiple traditions of oratory, even among Native speakers in the pre-Revolutionary period and that the relationship between oral and written forms of expression had considerable overlap; Eloquence is Power: Oratory and Performance in Early America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999), esp.
Although oral in spirit, the individual's identity has come to be defined by a chirographic culture (this element is ironically recalled in Dame's observation of the numbers and letters on the arms of death camp survivors who have migrated to America); in order for the modem Jew to pray, she must be able to read.
This depiction of written words surrounding and framing Milton provides a chirographic analogy to the textual description of the final descent of Ololon who is "folded as a Garment dipped in blood / Written within & without" (42: 12-13) and coveting the limbs of the "One Man Jesus the Saviour" (42:11).
The result, as we can see in both long and short vernacular xiaoshuo texts, is a sort of hybrid composition, chirographic or typographic but very much retaining the communal character of oral narration.
Without denying the validity and indeed the value of other attempts to explain the provenance of such chirographic deviation, I offer the following scenario for consideration: there are fifteen poems in this set, written on ten leaves of paper.
While the wordstruck student spells out what he reads on "barns and wagons, almanacs, horse-medicine-bottles, wrapping-paper" (27), he seems to make a linguistic passage into a chirographic world that parallels his earlier crossing of the creek.
The concentration on 'publishing history' is most apparent in the earlier stages of this book, where Couturier follows Febvre and Martin's L'Apparition du livre (1958) and Elizabeth Eisenstein in observing a cultural revolution with the shift from chirographic to typographic writing consequent on Gutenberg's invention.
Chirographic and conventional their scripts may be, but the marks of the image of the oral on this writing are shocking to the standard reader, so different is this printed voice, so unassimilable and yet still English.