|Module Title||UNDERSTANDING BIBLIOGRAPHY AND TEXTUAL CRITICISM|
|Co-ordinator||To Be Arranged|
|Other staff||Dr Damian Walford Davies, Dr David Shuttleton, Dr Elizabeth Oakley-Brown, Professor Lyn Pykett, Mr Michael Smith, Dr Paulina Kewes|
|Course delivery||Seminar||5 Hours 5 x 2 hour seminars, 1 seminar every other week|
|Assessment||Essay||1 x 5,000 word essay|
Materiality Matters: Manuscript to Print Culture
Tutors: Andrew Hadfield/Diane Watt
This workshop examines the material production of manuscripts and early printed books and assesses its impact on meaning, interpretation, and concepts of authorship and literature. The first part of the workshop focuses on manuscript culture in the later Middle Ages, using Chauser's "Canterbury Tales" as an example. The second part considers the extent to which the advent of printing transformed reading practices, taking examples from the poetry of Thomas Wyatt and John Donne.
Elizabeth L Eisenstein, "The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe" (Cambridge: Canto, 1993)
Good Text, Bad Text? Editing Issues in Early Modern Drama
Tutors: Paulina Kewes/Mike Smith
A workshop considering problems of "authenticating" early modern dramatic texts and the assumptions underlying editorial choices. Where does "authority" reside, in the playwright or in the performance? Or is this a false dichotomy? The main texts considered will be "Hamlet" and "King Lear".
Shakespeare, King Lear: A Parallel-Text Edition, ed. Rene Weiss (1993)
Shakespeare, The Three Text Hamlet, ed. Paul Bertram and Bernice W Kliman (1991)
Janete Dillon "Is there a performance in this text?", Shakespeare Quarterly 45 (1994), 74-86
Paul Werstine, "Narratives about printed Shakespeare texts", Shakespeare Quarterly 41 (1990), 65-68
Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor, "General Introduction", William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion (1987)
The Elusive Authorial Text
Tutors: Damian Walford Davies/David Shuttleton
Wordsworth's "The Prelude" is a text of many versions. This workshop will examine the issues generated by the existence of multiple "authorial" texts. Issues discussed will include problems of editing; authorial revision; selection of text; the problems encountered in considering published and unpublished versions of the poem.
Selections from "The Prelude": The Four Texts (1798, 1799, 1805, 1850), ed. Jonathan Wordsworth (Penguin, 1995)
Jonathan Wordsworth "Revision as Making: The Prelude and its Peers", in "Romantic Revisions", ed. Robert Brinkley and Keith Hanley (Cambridge, 1992)
Keith Hanley, "Crossings Out: The Problem of Textual Passage in The Prelude", in ibid.
Selections from the Introductions to the Cornell Wordsworth series.
To be continued: Periodicals and Lending Libraries
Tutors: Peter Barry/Lyn Pykett
Workshop addressing the relationship between literary texts and their modes of publication and distribution and their intended audience. This class will focus on Victorian fiction, looking at examples from the work of Charles Dickens, George Moore and Thomas Hardy.
Guinevere L Griest "Mudies's Circulating Library and the Victorian Novel" (David and Charles, 1970)
John O Jordan and Robert L Patten (eds), "Literature in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and the Circulation of Books" (Cambridge, 1997)
George Moore, "Literature at Nurse or Circulating Morals: A Polemic on Victorian Censorship", ed & intro. Pierre Coustillas (Brighton, 1976)
Is there a Hypertext in this Class?
Tutors: Tim Woods/David Shuttleton
This workship wil focus on the ways in which typermedia and hypertext have altered our conceptions of the written text. It will look at some specific examples of the application of hypertext to poetry and the whole concept of the electronic text itself as a challenge to orthodox modes of reading, writing, and configuring texts.
Delany, Paul, and George P Landow, "Hypertext, Hypermedia and Literary Studies: The State of the Art", in Paul Delaney and Geoge P Landow, eds., "Hypermedia and Literary Studies" (Cambridge, MA, 1991)
Slatin, John, "Text and Hypertext: Reflections on the role of the Computer in Teaching Modern American poetry", in David Miall, ed., "Humanities and the Computer: New Directions" (Oxford, 1990)
Richard Latham, "The Electronic Word: Literary Study and the Digital Revolution" "New Literary History 20" (1989), 265-90
Edward Barrett, ed., "Text, ConText and Hypertext: Writing with and for Computer" (Cambridge, MA, 1988)