Scholarly Editing in the Computer Age: Theory and Practice
Most readers, including professional literary academics, spend little time wondering about the state of the texts they are using. Yet the nature and status of texts, and the method of their editing, have profound effects on the ways they can be read. Scholarly Editing in the Computer Age introduces the basic vocabulary of textual criticism, demonstrates how literary critic...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 15th 1996 by University of Michigan Press
(first published December 1986)
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While Shillingsburg presents a helpful outline of the major fundamental and ontological problems presented in the practice of textual editing, what seemed removed from his theory section was an emphasis on the influence of technology (especially considering is title). So while the text is helpful as a theoretical introduction, it somewhat misrepresents itself in its marketing.