At 11:22 AM 5/20/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>But also "literacy" is not only print literacy. There are many literacies. A
>poet in the 8th century who had committed the equivalent of Beowulf to
>memory but did not write was hardly illiterate. One learns to be "literate"
>in visual cultures like film or other media.
Extending the metaphor, there may be many literacies. But this 8th cent.
unless you're saying he or she can read but not write (?), is, precisely,
illiterate. To be
illiterate is to be unlettered; but that is not to say ungifted or