Critique of Modern Textual Criticism

ISBN-10: 0813914183

ISBN-13: 9780813914183

Edition: 1992 (Reprint)

Authors: Jerome McGann, David C. Greetham

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This small but powerful book initiated a major shift in literary theory and method when it was first published in 1983. Starting from a critical inquiry into certain specialized issues in the practice of editing, McGann gradually unfolds an argument for a general revaluation of the grounds of literary study as a whole.
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List price: $16.50
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University Press of Virginia
Publication date: 9/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 146
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Jerome McGann is University Professor and John Stewart Bryan Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

David Greetham is Distinguished Professor of English, Interactive Technology, and Medieval Studies at the CUNY Graduate School and founder of the interdisciplinary Society for Textual Scholarship. He is author of Theories of the Text and Textual Transgressions: Essays toward the Construction of a Biobibliography.

Preface, 1992
Modern Textual Criticism: A Schematic History
Modern Textual Criticism: The Central Problems
The Ideology of Final Intentions
A Modern Instance: Editing Byron
Final Intentions and Textual Versions
Final Authorial Intentions: Exceptions and Misconceptions
The Problem of Literary Authority
Modernized Editions and the Theory of Textual Criticism
Appendix: A Possible Objection
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