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Textual Transgressions Essays Toward the Construction of a Biobibliography

By David Greetham Copyright 1998
    620 Pages
    by Routledge

    618 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Both an intellectual autobiography and a chronicle of the ideological and methodological upheaval in textual studies during the last two decades, this book presents provocative essays by one of the foremost textual scholars of our day. As founder and executive director of the interdisciplinary Society for Textual Scholarship, Professor Greetham has had the opportunity to observe and engage with the main players of the textual revolution during its most turbulent years and enlivens his account with revealing character sketches.

    Introduction: Text as Transgression * Textual Criticism in Graduate Education * Concept of Nature in Bartholomaeus Anglicus * Models for the Textual Transmission of Translation: The Case of John Trevisa * Normalization of Accidentals in Middle English Texts: The Paradox of Thomas Hoccleve * Challenges of Theory and Practice in the Editing of Hoccleve's Regement of Princes * A Suspicion of Texts * Place of Fredson Bowers in Mediaeval Editing * Textual and Literary Theory: Redrawing the Matrix * Self-Referential Artifacts: Hoccleve's Persona as a Literary Device * Politics and Ideology in Anglo-American Textual Scholarship * Slips and Errors in Textual Criticism * [Textual] Criticism and Deconstruction * Manifestation and Accommodation of Theory in Textual Editing * Materiality of Textual Editing * Books as Meaning/Meaning in the Book * A Reader's Response * On Cultural Translation: From Patristic Repository to Shakespeare's Encyclopaedia * Alterity and the Editing of Middle English Literature * Editorial and Critical Theory: From Modernism to Post-Modernism * Textual Imperialism and Post-Colonial Bibliography * Rights to Copy


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