Recitation and Memory

1 November 2017, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Mirina Paananen  (University of Oxford)
Tariq Moqbel   (University of Cambridge)


Plato argued that the spoken word trains the memory better than the printed text, and in the Islamic tradition recitation has been recognized as a preferred way of reading the Quran. This session asks how the medium of sound changes not only our experience but our understanding of a text. 


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Open to all.  No registration required
Part of Theologies of Reading Research Group Seminar Series

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