Duè, Casey. "Ancient Greek Oral Genres." Oral Tradition 18:1 (2003), 62-64.
Duè observes that the concept of Homeric epic as an oral genre was not articulated until the 1930s, with Parry and Lord's research in Yugoslavia (Duè 2003, 62). The later research of Albert Lord in the 1950s and 1960s showed that, in performance, significant works could be composed at the time of the performance. In 2003, a book by Aida Vidan analyzed Bosnian women's songs, which were collected by Parry and Lord. Previously, the women's songs had not been published.
Vidan's work has inspired scholars to consider whether the voices of women as represented in Homer may actually represent a genre of women's singing, adopted into another text (Duè 2003, 63). This, in turn, suggests that a wider variety of forms and genres are brought directly into larger works.