An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies

This updated, fourth edition outlines the study of texts' composition, revision, physical embodiments, process of transmission, and manner of reception; describes how new technologies such as digital imaging and electronic tagging have ...

Author: Craig S. Abbott

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603292351

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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To a reader of Joyce's Ulysses, it makes a difference whether one of Stephen Dedalus's first thoughts is "No mother" (as in the printed version) or "No, mother!" (as in the manuscript). The scholarship surrounding such textual differencesâ€"and why this discipline should concern readers and literary scholars alikeâ€"is the focus of William Proctor Williams and Craig S. Abbott's acclaimed handbook. This updated, fourth edition outlines the study of texts' composition, revision, physical embodiments, process of transmission, and manner of reception; describes how new technologies such as digital imaging and electronic tagging have changed the way we produce, read, preserve, and research texts; discusses why these matters are central to a historical understanding of literature; and shows how the insights, methods, and products of bibliographical and textual studies can be applied to other branches of scholarship.

An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies

Author: William Proctor Williams

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015054391407

Category: Literary Criticism

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This edition outlines the study of texts' composition, revision, physical embodiments, process of transmission, and manner of reception. It discusses why these matters are central to a historical understanding of literature and shows how the insights, methods, and products of bibliographical and textual studies can be applied to other branches of scholarship. The volume also surveys established practices in the field and indicates areas of current debate and development. It concludes with an appendix on the generally accepted style for textual notation, a reference bibliography, a handy glossary, and an index.

Textual Studies and the Common Reader

William Proctor Williams and Craig S. Abbott , An Introduction to Bibliographical
and Textual Studies , 2nd ed . ( New York : Modern Language Association of
America , 1989 ) , 56. For a more detailed introduction , see D. C. Greetham ,
Textual ...

Author: Alexander Pettit

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 082032227X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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Textual Studies and the Common Reader collects eleven original essays by editors of literary texts and theorists concerned about the implications of what such editors do. The volume's organizing theme is textual studies, the domain of which, in one contributor’s words, is the "genesis, transmission, and editing of texts." The contributors seek to extend the discussion about textual studies beyond any narrow professional scope; thus, none of the essays assumes any training in textual studies. Also, the focus of the book is on the literary genre most familiar to most readers: the novel. Authors discussed include Willa Cather, Joseph Conrad, Theodore Dreiser, William Faulkner, D. H. Lawrence, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Many people read literary works, but few do so with a steady sense of their constructedness as texts--of the ways in which "genesis, transmission, and editing" have shaped them as conveyors of meaning. This book shows that the experience of reading is more rewarding for such awareness.

Textual Scholarship

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: David Greetham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136755798

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

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This fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling "Textual Scholarship" covers all aspects of textual theory and scholarly editing for students and scholars. As the definitive introduction to the skills of textual scholarship, the new edition addresses the revolutionary shift from print to digital textuality and subsequent dramatic changes in the emphasis and direction of textual enquiry.

Medieval Latin

This guide is a major achievement and will serve Medieval Latin studies extremely well for the foreseeable future."--The Classical Review

Author: Frank Anthony Carl Mantello

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813208424

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 774

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Organized with the assistance of an international advisory committee of medievalists from several disciplines, Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide is a new standard guide to the Latin language and literature of the period from c. A.D. 200 to 1500. It promises to be indispensable as a handbook in university courses in Medieval Latin and as a point of departure for the study of Latin texts and documents in any of the fields of medieval studies. Comprehensive in scope, the guide provides introductions to, and bibliographic orientations in, all the main areas of Medieval Latin language, literature, and scholarship. Part One consists of an introduction and sizable listing of general print and electronic reference and research tools. Part Two focuses on issues of language, with introductions to such topics as Biblical and Christian Latin, and Medieval Latin pronunciation, orthography, morphology and syntax, word formation and lexicography, metrics, prose styles, and so on. There are chapters on the Latin used in administration, law, music, commerce, the liturgy, theology and philosophy, science and technology, and daily life. Part Three offers a systematic overview of Medieval Latin literature, with introductions to a wide range of genres and to translations from and into Latin. Each chapter concludes with a bibliography of fundamental works--texts, lexica, studies, and research aids. This guide satisfies a long-standing need for a reference tool in English that focuses on medieval latinity in all its specialized aspects. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, professional latinists, medievalists, humanists, and general readers interested in the role of Latin as the learned lingua franca of western Europe. It may also prove valuable to reference librarians assembling collections concerned with Latin authors and texts of the postclassical period. ABOUT THE EDITORS F. A. C. Mantello is professor of Medieval Latin at The Catholic University of America. A. G. Rigg is professor of English and medieval studies and chairman of the Medieval Latin Committee at the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies. PRASIE FOR THE BOOK "This extraordinary volume, joint effort of dozens of scholars in eight countries, will be in constant use for research, for advising students and designing courses, and for answering the queries of nonmedievalist colleagues. . . . Medieval Latin provides a foundation for advances in research and teaching on a wide front. . . . Though Mantello and Rigg's Medieval Latin is a superb reference volume, I recommend that it also be read from beginning to end--in small increments, of course. The rewards will be sheaves of notes and an immensely enriched appreciation of Medieval Latin and its literature."--Janet M. Martin, Princeton University, Speculum "A remarkable achievement, and no one interested in medieval Latin can afford to be without it."--Journal of Ecclesiastical History "Everywhere there is clarity, conclusion, judicious illustration, and careful selection of what is central. This guide is a major achievement and will serve Medieval Latin studies extremely well for the foreseeable future."--The Classical Review

Textual Studies in Ancient and Medieval Geometry

In recent years Marshall Clagett has completed a mammoth critical edition of the medieval Latin tradition of Archimedes,8 while the bibliographical instruments for the Arabic tradition are in good order thanks to the work of Fuat Sezgin.

Author: W.R. Knorr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817633871

Category: Mathematics

Page: 864

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For textual studies relating to the ancient mathematical corpus the efforts by the Danish philologist, 1. L. Heiberg (1854-1928), are especially significant. Beginning with his doctoral dissertation, Quaestiones Archimedeae (Copen hagen, 1879), Heiberg produced an astonishing series of editions and critical studies that remain the foundation of scholarship on Greek mathematical 4 science. For comprehensiveness and accuracy, his editions are exemplary. In his textual studies, as also in the prolegomena to his editions, he carefully described the extant evidence, organized the manuscripts into stemmata, and drew out the implications for the state of the text. 5 With regard to his Archimedean work, Heiberg sometimes betrayed signs of the philologist's occupational disease - the tendency to rewrite a text deemed on subjective grounds to be unworthy. 6 But he did so less often than his prominent 7 contemporaries, and not as to detract appreciably from the value of his editions. In examining textual questions bearing on the Archimedean corpus, he attempted to exploit as much as possible evidence from the ancient commentators, and in some instances from the medieval translations. It is here that opportunities abound for new work, extending, and in some instances superseding, Heiberg's findings. For at his time the availability of the medieval materials was limited. In recent years Marshall Clagett has completed a mammoth critical edition of the medieval Latin tradition of Archimedes,8 while the bibliographical instruments for the Arabic tradition are in good order thanks to the work of Fuat Sezgin.

British Literary Bibliography 1970 1979

Author: Trevor Howard Howard-Hill

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UCSC:32106010393715

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 912

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British Literary Bibliography, 1970-1979 is a ten-year supplement to the six volumes already published in the prestigious series Index to British Literary Bibliography, and is fully indexed for consistency with earlier volumes. The series provides a comprehensive record of the writings that describe and study the history of the printed book in Britain, and works of bibliography and textual criticism, from the earliest times. The period covered by the present volume was bibliographically very active, witnessing a great renewal of interest in the history of the book. The volume has seven main sections: 'General Bibliographies of and Guides to British Literature', 'Bibliography and Textual Criticism', 'General and Period Bibliography', 'Regional Bibliography', 'Book Production and Distribution', 'Forms, Genres, and Subjects', and 'Authors'. Complete information about each book or journal article is provided in standard form, and in many instances objective annotations are given, affording additional access to the items through a very detailed index.

Bibliographical Analysis

The most concise and accessible introduction available to bibliographical research and to the history of bibliography.

Author: G. Thomas Tanselle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521760348

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 167

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The most concise and accessible introduction available to bibliographical research and to the history of bibliography.

Literary Research Newsletter

The " Introduction to Bibliography " described here by Joseph Katz3 and other
occasional seminars on bibliographical ... on the education of high school
teachers Joseph Katz , " Teaching an Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual
Studies ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001082975

Category: Literature

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Research Strategies

College & Research Libraries 47 ( May 1986 ) : 222 - 223 ; Sonia Bodi , " Critical
Thinking and Bibliographic ... embodied in letters written . . . onto a surface , ” An
Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies ( New York : MLA , 1985 ) , p .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4409807

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The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America

Teaching Bibliography , Textual Criticism , and Book History . ... Reviewed by
William BAKER The volume of twenty - three collected essays , an introduction
and an “ Afterword ” has ambitious aims . ... of the Book , ” the second on “
Teaching Bibliography and Research Methods , ” and the third “ Teaching
Textual Criticism .

Author: Bibliographical Society of America

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079674621

Category: Bibliography

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The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and textual studies by an international team of leading scholars.

Author: Lukas Erne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350080652

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

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The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and textual studies by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on all the major areas of current research, notably the Shakespeare manuscripts; the printed text and paratext in Shakespeare's early playbooks and poetry books; Shakespeare's place in the early modern book trade; Shakespeare's early readers, users, and collectors; the constitution and evolution of the Shakespeare canon from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century; Shakespeare's editors from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century; and the modern editorial reproduction of Shakespeare. The Handbook also devotes separate chapters to new directions and developments in research in the field, specifically in the areas of digital editing and of authorship attribution methodologies. In addition, the Companion contains various sections that provide non-specialists with practical help: an A-Z of key terms and concepts, a guide to research methods and problems, a chronology of major publications and events, an introduction to resources for study of the field, and a substantial annotated bibliography. The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies is a reference work aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars and libraries, a guide to beginning or developing research in the field, an essential companion for all those interested in Shakespeare and textual studies.

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... An Introduction to Bibliographical & Textual Studies 4TH EDITION AN
INTRODUCTION TO BIBLIOGRAPHICAL TEXTUAL STUDIES William Proctor
Williams and Craig S. Abbott 4TH EDITION The study of texts ' composition , revi
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New Ways of Looking at Old Texts

See William Proctor Williams and Craig S . Abbott , An Introduction to
Bibliographical and Textual Studies , 2nd ed . ( New York : MLA , 1989 ) . “
Textual & Literary Criticism ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ . Press , 1959 ) , 18 ;
also 81 , 84 , 172 ...

Author: Renaissance English Text Society

Publisher: Mrts

ISBN: UOM:39015029939892

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 319

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The Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels

The entries in the 15th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica ( 1974 , reprinted
1985 ) , are less helpful . Another primer is : William Proctor Williams and Craig S
. Abbott , An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies ( New York ,
1985 ) ...

Author: David Hewitt

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106013203424

Category: Editing

Page: 158

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The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies

ogists , art historians and a new breed of textual critics , all of whom existed ( or
perhaps , better , subsisted ) on the ... An Introduction to Bibliographical and
Textual Studies ( New York : Modern Language Association of America , 1985 ) ;
Peter ...

Author: International Association of Buddhist Studies

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Category: Buddhism

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Forms of Migration Migrations of Forms Cultural studies

Williams , W.P. , Abbott , C.S. , 1989 , An Introduction to Bibliographical and
Textual Studies , The Modern Language Association of America , New York .
Wordsworth , W. , Shelley , P.B. , Reynolds , J.H. , 2005 ( 2nd ed . revised ) , Peter
Bell ...

Author: Associazione italiana di anglistica. Congresso

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133240734

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Bibliographical Guide to Women ... 00 ) AN INTRODUCTION TO
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND TEXTUAL STUDIES 3rd edition William Proctor
Williams and Craig S ...

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ISBN: UVA:X004651756

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