Voice, Text, Hypertext: Emerging Practices in Textual Studies

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Raimonda Modiano, Leroy Searle, Peter L. Shillingsburg
University of Washington Press, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 439 pages

Voice, Text, Hypertext illustrates brilliantly why interest in textual studies has grown so dramatically in recent years. For the distinguished authors of these essays, a "text" is more than a document or material object. It is a cultural event, a matrix of decisions, an intricate cultural practice that may focus on religious traditions, modern "underground" literary movements, poetic invention, or the irreducible complexity of cultural politics.

Drawing from classical Roman and Indian to modern European traditions, the volume makes clear that to study a text is to study a culture. It also demonstrates the essential importance of heightened textual awareness for contemporary cultural studies and critical theory—and, indeed, for any discipline that studies human culture.

 

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Contents

The Function of Textual Criticism at the Present Time
22
The Text Between the Voice and the Book
54
Editing and Auditing Marginalia
72
Ontologies of Textuality in Classical
83
The Case of Traditional Oral Epic
101
JOHN MILESFOLEY
121
New Observations on Scribal Activity
133
Vulgarizations lterations
144
Gerard Hopkins and the Shapes of His Sonnets
177
Dearchivizing the Proceedings of a Birdsong
298
When Revealed Sanskrit Texts Become Modern
333
The Reality of Electronic Editions
361
The Theoretical Goals of the Rossetti
378
Old and New in Italian Textual Criticism
401
The Contributors
425
Copyright

The Materialist Shakespeare
162

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Raimonda Modiano and Leroy F. Searle are professors of English and comparative literature at the University of Washington, Seattle. Peter Shillingsburg is professor of English at the University of North Texas.

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