Highlight any three circumstances that led to the intermingling of the hearing culture and the written culture.
Highlight any three circumstances that led to the intermingling of the hearing culture and the written culture
Hearing culture and the written culture:
- With the printing press, a new public emerged. Printing reduced the cost of books. Access to books created a new culture of reading. Earlier reading was restricted to elite.
- Common people lived in a world of oral culture. They heard sacred text read out, ballads recited and folk tales narrated. Knowledge was transferred orally.
- Printers began publishing popular ballads and folk tales, illustrated with pictures. These were sung and recited at gatherings. Oral culture thus entered print and printed material was orally transmitted.
- The line that separated oral and reading cultures diminished and the hearing and reading public intermingled.