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New Approaches to Editing Old English Verse A.N. Doane

New Approaches to Editing Old English Verse

A.N. Doane

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ISBN : 9780859914697
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134 pages
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Questions of the theory, practice and future of editing Old English verse have become increasingly pressing in the light of new research and technology, and this volume of seven original substantial essays explores a number of important editorialMoreQuestions of the theory, practice and future of editing Old English verse have become increasingly pressing in the light of new research and technology, and this volume of seven original substantial essays explores a number of important editorial issues. The collection investigates the implications of current concerns in textual editing relating to the presentation of Old English verse, among them materialist criticism and approaches to the culture of the book in the early middle ages- revisionist readings of the canons and heritage of nineteenth-century philology- and the electronic future of editing Old English. Particular topics addressed include the ethics of editing and its responsibility to both poet and reader- the neglected verses of the Paris Psalter- the editorial problems presented by the mixed form of AElfrics rhythmical prose- and the difficulties of the printed page. The final essay in the volume explores the capabilities of the electronic hypertext to reinvent the whole process of editing and editions. KATHERINE OBRIEN OKEEFFE is Professor of English and Fellow of the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame- Dr SARAH LARRATT KEEFER teaches in the Department of English at Trent University. Contributors: EDWARD B. IRVING, JR, SARAH LARRATT KEEFER, A.N. DOANE, D.G. SCRAGG, M.J. TOSWELL, PAUL E. SZARMACH, PATRICK W. CONNER