Textual scholarship and the canon / edited by Hans Walter Gabler, Peter Robinson and Paulius V. Subăcius
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Variants ; 7
Variants ; 7.
Includes bibliographical references.
To burn or to republish? : the fate of the 18th-19th century Lithuanian bestseller / Mikas Vaicekauskas -- Canonisation as impediment to textual scholarship : Lithuanian postcolonial experiences / Paulius V. Subăcius -- Canon and classicity : editing as canonising in Swedish romanticism / Paula Henrikson -- On the margin of the canon : editions, the "whole" text and the "whole" codex / Gabriel Viehhauser -- Medieval canonicity and rewriting : a case study of the Sigune-figune in Wolfram's Parzival / Michael Stolz -- The Beißnerian mode, the Zellerian mode, and the canonical way of modern editing : upheavals and deviations in German editorial methodology--and its historiography / Rüdiger Nutt-Kofoth -- The canon beyond academia : alternative sources of canonicity in twentieth-century literature in English / Jesús Varela Zapata -- Drawbacks in the process of editing a non-canonical Chaucerian text : the case of Yonge Gamelyne of the Canterbury Tales / Nila Vásquez -- The V. Galleys at the Morgan Library and the Harry Ransom Center / Luc Herman, John M. Krafft and Sharon B. Krafft -- From argument to design : editions in books and beyond the book / Hans Walter Gabler -- Osian : the book history of an anti-book / Christian Benne.
Textual scholarship has always been closely linked to questions of canonicity, both in terms of what texts are edited and how they are edited. As attitudes towards the canon have altered over the last decade, textual scholarship too has changed, both in practice and theory. The essays in this collection examine the connections between textual scholarship and the canon, and the implications for textual scholarship of changing attitudes to the canon within the wider academic environment. As is now characteristic of Variants, essays range widely over time and space in their focus, reflecting the breadth of the Society's membership and interests. Two essays focus on different aspects of the distinctive Lithuanian experience of the canon. Other essays trace the influence of the concept in Sweden, the problematic nature of the canon when dealing with unstable medieval texts, the debate within the German scholarly community about modes of editing, developments in the canon outside the academic world in the last decades, and an account of the problems of editing a very non-canonical text. Three essays not linked to the theme of the volume close the collection: an account of the galley proofs of Pynchon's V., a survey of developments in book design for scholarly editions through print and beyond, and an account of the reception of Ossian, which fuses book history, textual scholarship and intellectual history. --From publisher's description.
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Print version: Textual scholarship and the canon. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, ©2008 9789042032354
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