[Humanist] 24.322 Ecdotica & scholarly editing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Sep 8 03:09:14 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 322.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 10:57:29 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Ecdotica in general & Ecdotica 6: Anglo-American Scholarly Editing,1980-2005


Published by the Department of Italian Studies at Bologna University and 
by the Centro para la Edición de los Clásicos Españoles in Madrid, 
Ecdotica is an annual international review of textual studies, edited by 
Francisco Rico, Emilio Pasquini and Gian Mario Anselmi. The term 
‘ecdotics’ is, in this journal, not limited to the theory and methods of 
the traditional critical edition. Instead, it includes all the elements 
that mark the entire movement of a text from the author to the readers 
(or users). The movement, and the forms it takes, are viewed from the 
perspective of the editors and users of editions, whether ancient or 
modern, whether destined for study or for reading, whether printed, 
digital or presented in any new technology.

 From Ecdotica number 6 (2009, issued in 2010), Carocci editore will 
make available on its site (www.carocci.it ) the complete journal in PDF 
format, downloadable at the price of 15 Euros (€15,00 = 19 $ ). Ecdotica 
is also available in printed form at € 43,50 (= 55,30 $) .


Ecdotica / 6 (2009). Special Issue: Anglo-American Scholarly Editing, 
1980-2005. Edited and with an Introduction by Paul Eggert and Peter 

pp. 480, € 43,50 ISBN 978-88-430-5366-7

This is the first volume to bring together a selection of the most 
important works – much of which is now out of print or not easy to 
access – covering the revolution in Anglo-American editorial theory and 
practice during 1980-2005. This 25-year period marked the shift from the 
eclectic editing of works according to the author’s final intentions to 
a recording or archiving of a work’s multiple documentary witnesses. The 
shift remains a contentious one. Chief among current and renewed 
arguments are those over the intentions of the agents of textual change, 
choice of copy-text, principles of emendation, versional editing, and 
fundamental redefinitions of what is meant by the terms text, document, 
and work. The authors of the twenty-one essays selected here by Paul 
Eggert and Peter Shillingsburg include Hershel Parker, Jerome J. McGann, 
Donald F. McKenzie, G. Thomas Tanselle, David C. Greetham, George 
Bornstein and Kathryn Sutherland.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney,
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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