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Interfaces of the Word: Studies in the Evolution of Consciousness and Culture. Ithaca and London: Cornell UP, 1977. Rpt. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1982. Paperback. Trans. in Italian. Interfacce della Parola. Trans. Gino Scatasta. Bologna: Il Mulino, 1989. Reprinted portions of IW: Chap. 9, "Maranatha: Death and Life in the Text of the Book," in Journal of the American Academy of Religion 45 (1977): 419-99; and in FC2 128-61. This study was originally presented 29 Oct. 1976, in St. Louis, MO, at the plenary session of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion; and portions of Chap. 11, "Voice and the Opening of Closed Systems," as "Interfaces of the Word: Television as Open System" in Inter/Media: Interpersonal Communication in a Media World. Ed. Gary Gumpert and Robert Cathcart. 2nd. ed. New York and Oxford: Oxford UP, 1982. 93-109. Rpt FC2 162-90. All other chapters, except Chaps. 1, 9, and 11 were published earlier as articles. A shorter version of Chap. 9 was presented at a plenary session of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion on October 29, 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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