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Editorial Theory and Literary Criticism (Series)

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Editorial theory has always been an important aspect of literary study. Recently, it has also become a significant part of the newer forms of literary theory and criticism, as earlier views of editing as providing final authorial intention have been reexamined and challenged. Although various individual books on the subject of editing have appeared, there has not been a series to gather together the best scholarship in the field and examine the various issues and controversies surrounding it. The Editorial Theory and Literary Criticism series has been designed to fill that need.

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Traces of the Old, Uses of the New

The Emergence of Digital Literary Studies

Mapping the history of digital literary scholarship, Earhart stakes a claim for discipline-specific histories of digital study

Proofs of Genius

Collected Editions from the American Revolution to the Digital Age

The first extensive study of the collected edition as an editorial genre and its obscured role in shaping the American literary canon

The Textuality of Soulwork

Jack Kerouac's Quest for Spontaneous Prose

A new critical perspective on Kerouac's work and his textual practices.

Publishing Blackness

Textual Constructions of Race Since 1850

The first of its kind, this volume sets in dialogue African Americanist and textual scholarship, exploring a wide range of African American textual history and work

The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age

Essays reflecting on the development of the first wave of digital American literature scholarship

Textual Awareness

A Genetic Study of Late Manuscripts by Joyce, Proust, and Mann

Compares the writing processes behind three central works of the modernist canon, revealing fascinating connections between literary and textual criticism

The Fluid Text

A Theory of Revision and Editing for Book and Screen

The first coherent theoretical, critical, and editorial approach to the study of literary revision

Managing Readers

Printed Marginalia in English Renaissance Books

A sideways look at books that sheds light on the activities of authors, printers, and readers during the English Renaissance

Collaborative Meaning in Medieval Scribal Culture

The Otho La3amon

A new interpretive approach with wide implications for the study of medieval literatures

The Iconic Page in Manuscript, Print, and Digital Culture

Crystallizes advanced research on the "meanings" that are created by a work's physical construction

Resisting Texts

Authority and Submission in Constructions of Meaning

Reveals how language and texts are used to control both the present and the past

Much Labouring

The Texts and Authors of Yeats's First Modernist Books

Explores Yeats's engagement with issues of gender and class.

The Margins of the Text

These essays challenge the positivist, patriarchal assumptions of earlier approaches to textual criticism.

A Poem Containing History

Textual Studies in The Cantos

A suggestive survey of new approaches to a twentieth-century classic

Scholarly Editing in the Computer Age

Theory and Practice

Third Edition

A practical introduction to the aims, controversies, and procedures of scholarly editing

The Literary Text in the Digital Age

Gathers essays by major figures in humanities computing on the implications of the new digital technology for the study of literary texts.