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Walter J. Ong

AKA Walter Jackson Ong

Born: 30-Nov-1912
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
Died: 12-Aug-2003
Location of death: St. Louis, MO
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word

    University: Rockhurst College (1933)
    University: MA English, St. Louis University (1940)
    University: Philosophy and Sacred Theology, St. Louis University
    University: PhD English, Harvard University (1955)
    Professor: St. Louis University

    Modern Language Association President
    Society of Jesus 1935
    Ordained by the Roman Catholic Church 1946
    Guggenheim Fellowship

Author of books:
Frontiers in American Catholicism: Essays on Ideology and Culture (1957, religion)
Ramus: Method, and the Decay of Dialogue: From the Art of Discourse to the Art of Reason (1958, intellectual history)
Ramus and Talon Inventory (1958, bibliography)
American Catholic Crossroads: Religious-Secular Encounters in the Modern World (1959, religion)
The Barbarian Within: And Other Fugitive Essays and Studies (1962, essays)
The Presence of the Word: Some Prolegomena for Cultural and Religious History (1967, linguistics)
In the Human Grain: Further Explorations of Contemporary Culture (1967, essays)
Rhetoric, Romance, and Technology: Studies in the Interaction of Expression and Culture (1971, linguistics)
Interfaces of the Word: Studies in the Evolution of Consciousness and Culture (1977, philosophy)
Fighting for Life: Contest, Sexuality, and Consciousness (1981, philosophy)
Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word (1982, linguistics)
Hopkins, the Self, and God (1986, criticism)


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