The work and the reader in literary studies : scholarly editing and book history / Paul Eggert
- Eggert, Paul, 1951-
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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- Physical Description:
- x, 242 pages ; 24 cm
- Introduction : the book, the work and the scholarly edition -- Reviving the work-concept : music, literature and historic buildings -- The digital native encounters the printed scholarly edition called Hamlet -- The reader-oriented scholarly edition -- Digital editions : the archival impulse and the editorial impulse -- The work, the version and the Charles Harpur critical archive -- Book history and literary study : the late nineteenth century and Rolf Boldrewood -- Book history and literary study : Joseph Conrad and D.H. Lawrence -- Adaptation, folklore and the work : the Ned Kelly story -- Conclusion : what editors edit, and the role of the reader.
- "In any scholarly edition, the literary transaction that is going on is more complicated than is usual, even paradoxical. How might we explain the relations between its various material and textual components? And how will that explanation alter if we shift our gaze to the digital scholarly editions that have been looming on the horizon for a couple of decades now? There has been more promise than delivery so far, but their day is coming. Some would say it has arrived, although university presses are still commissioning new series of printed scholarly editions. Will digital editions afford us the same mixture of reactions that their printed counterparts do? Or will the logic of the different medium dictate other, unpredicted outcomes?"--
- 9781108485746 hardcover and 110848574X hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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