Third, genealogy played an important structural role in Icelandic historical writing, and possibly, if the sagas were based on a prose oral tradition, played a vital mnemotechnical
Like the pharmakon as poison to memory, the death drive "incites forgetfulness" but also demands the effacement of the mnemotechnical
supplement, writing, the reminder and monument.
Effe (1977, 63) formulates the goal of this kind of didactic poetry as "nicht das docere, sondern das delectare," and Touwaide (1991, 91) likewise claims that Nicander's poems utilize the appearance of popular works with a mnemotechnical
function to avail themselves of an additional facet of style.
Bernard Stiegler has argued that media forms are memory aids, tools or devices, thereby making media mnemonic, mnemotechnical
or mnemotechnological (unpaginated).
Cevolini (2014: 51) speaks in a similar way about a functional change of the index: 'The transition from manuscript to printed texts triggered a functional change that worked as a selective force on indexing procedures, turning a mnemotechnical
aid into a search engine of virtual memories'.
(51) The devotional resonance of the mnemotechnical
term hygecraeft in The Lord's Prayer III and the Metrical Psalms may signal a similar ideological concern with the internalization of the psalms as a prerequisite to efficacious prayer in Exeter Maxims.
On first reading the book, this dream may pass unnoticed (which should not happen, as after-Modernist novelists rely so heavily on a mnemotechnical
These types are not mere mnemotechnical
devices used by the "storytellers" in order to organize their material.
(1) This field of study then necessarily concerns differences between mnemotechnical
forms technologies of cultural memory and dissemination.
The magnitude and extent of the global mnemotechnical
systems (technical systems of consciousness) threaten humanity far more dramatically than any previous period in human history.
Sturlese's exploration of the quadratura circuli, highlighting Bruno's differentiation from Nicholas of Cusa, to Matteoli's identification of mnemotechnical
themes in the Spaccio.
For them, a mnemotechnical
dictionary constructed by Felix and William Berol in 1918 might fill the bill.