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Reflections on Textual Editing in the Time of the History of the Book

Citation: Van Mierlo, Wim (2013) Reflections on Textual Editing in the Time of the History of the Book. Variants: the Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, 10 . pp. 133-161. ISSN 1573-3084 (In Press)


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This article expresses the need for an approach to scholarly editing that is more historically rooted than has hitherto been the case in Anglo-American textual criticism. It gives a new understanding of what has happened in the field since the “sociological turn” since J. J. McGann and D. F. McKenzie and argues for a realignment between text and the material forms of the book, and for scholarly editors to pay closer attention to the granularity of the texts that have come down to us from the past.

Creators: Van Mierlo, Wim and
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Subjects: English
Keywords: textual scholarship, textual criticism, scholarly editing, history of the book, digital edition, text, work, digital text, material text, sociology of the text, e-reader, document, modernism, English literature
Divisions: Institute of English Studies
  • 2013 (published)


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