17.004 gray literature, papryologically defined

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Date: Thu May 08 2003 - 01:52:38 EDT

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             Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 06:46:52 +0100
             From: Robert Kraft <kraft@ccat.sas.upenn.edu>
             Subject: Re: 16.665 gray/grey literature?

    > Will someone tell me what "gray literature is ? or even "grey literature".
    > [Also perhaps someone would volunteer a definition of such literature for
    > (a) a typical field in the humanities other than humanities computing; (b)
    > humanities computing. --WM]

    Sounds like it may be similar in some ways to the papyrologists distinction
    between "literary" (written for unknown wider audience to read; published) and
    "documentary" (everything else) papyri, with "sub-literary" (e.g. for a
    restricted wider audience, as in "magical" recipes) complicating the formal
    simplicity of it all.

    Bob Kraft

    Robert A. Kraft, Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
    227 Logan Hall (Philadelphia PA 19104-6304); tel. 215 898-5827

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