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Berlioz, J., et al. Identifier sources et citations. L'Atelier du médiéviste 1. Turnhout: Brepols, 1994. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Bidez, J[oseph], and A. B. Drachmann, eds. Emploi des signes critiques, disposition de l'apparat dans les éditions savantes de textes grecs et latins, conseils et recommandations. Paris: É. Champion, for the Union académique internationale, 1932. [2nd ed., Brussels: Union académique internationale, 1938. Guide for creating the textual apparatus appropriate for a medieval Latin philosophical text.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Blake, Norman F. "Caxton's Copytext of Gower's Confessio Amantis." Anglia 85 (1967): 282-293. [Reprinted in Blake's William Caxton and English Literary Culture, pp. 187-198.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; John Gower; William Caxton *]

Blake, Norman [F.]. "Editing the Canterbury Tales: An Overview." In The Canterbury Tales Project: Occasional Papers Vol. 1. Ed. Norman Blake and Peter Robinson. Office for Humanities Communication Publications 5. Oxford: Oxford University Computing Services, 1993. Pp. 5-18. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; Geoffrey Chaucer *]

Blake, N[orman] F. "Manuscript to Print." In Book Production and Publishing in Britain 1375-1475. Ed. Jeremy Griffiths and Derek Pearsall. Cambridge Studies in Publishing and Printing History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. Pp. 403-432. [Reprinted in Blake's William Caxton and English Literary Culture, pp. 275-303. A discussion of the relations between Caxton's books and certain late manuscripts, including a few manuscripts which are copied from printed books. Includes an appendix listing "Other incunabula copied into manuscripts or for which manuscript copytexts exist in England."] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; William Caxton *]

Blake, N[orman] F. "On Editing the Canterbury Tales." In Medieval Studies for J. A. W. Bennett, Aetatis Suae LXX. Ed. P. L. Heyworth. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981. Pp. 101-119. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; Geoffrey Chaucer *]

Blodgett, James E[dward]. "Some Printer's Copy for William Thynne's 1532 Edition of Chaucer." The Library 6th ser. 1 (1979): 97-113. [Blodgett considers the question of which manuscripts were used as the copy-texts for the 1532 edition (including the Glasgow manuscript of Chaucer's "Romaunt of the Rose" (Glasgow University, Hunterian Museum, MS 409 [V.3.7]), and Longleat House MS 258 for various of Chaucer's other minor works.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; Geoffrey Chaucer; William Thynne *]

Boffey, Julia. "'Withdrawe your hande': The Lyrics of 'The Garland of Laurel' from Manuscript to Print." Trivium 31 (1999): 73-85. [Vol. 31 of Trivium is a special issue: "Sources, Exemplars, and Copy-Texts: Influence and Transmission; Essays from the Lampeter Conference of the Early Book Society, 1997," ed. William Marx.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; John Skelton *]

Bornstein, George, ed. Representing Modernist Texts: Editing as Interpretation. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1991. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Bowers, Fredson. "Authorial Intention and Editorial Problems." Text: Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship 5 (1991): 49-61. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; authors and authorship *]

Bowers, Fredson. Bibliography and Textual Criticism. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1964. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Bowers, Fredson. Textual and Literary Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1959. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Boyle, Leonard E. "'Epistulae venerunt parum dulces': The Place of Codicology in the Editing of Medieval Latin Texts." In Editing and Editors: A Retrospect; Papers Given at Twenty-First Annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 1-2 Nov. 1985. Ed. Richard Landon. New York: AMS, 1988. Pp. 29-46. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Brewer, Charlotte. "Critical, Scientific, and Eclectic Editing of Chaucer." In Interstices: Studies in Late Middle English and Anglo-Latin Texts in Honour of A. G. Rigg. Ed. Richard Firth Green and Linne R. Mooney. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003. Pp. 15-43. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; Geoffrey Chaucer *]

Brewer, Charlotte. "Editors of Piers Plowman." In The Medieval Text: Editors and Critics: A Symposium; Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium Organized by the Centre for the Study of Vernacular Literature in the Middle Ages, Held at Odense University on 20-21 November, 1989. Ed. Marianne B{bar-i}rch, Andreas Haarder, and Julia McGrew. Odense: Odense University Press, 1990. Pp. 45-63. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Cerquiglini, Bernard. In Praise of the Variant: A Critical History of Philology. Trans. Betty Wing. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Chaytor, H. J. "The Medieval Reader and Textual Criticism." Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 26 (1941-1942): 49-56. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; reading and readers *]

Cohen, Philip, ed. Devils and Angels: Textual Editing and Literary Theory. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Cross, J. E. "The Poem in Transmitted Text--Editor and Critic." Essays and Studies 27 (1974): 84-97. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Cullen, Darcy, ed. Editors, Scholars, and the Social Context. Studies in Book and Print Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. [* Subject heading: Textual criticism and editing (theories and practices); transmission of texts; editing and scholarship *]

D'Ardenne, S. R. T. O. "On Middle English Textual Criticism." Études Anglaises 7 (1954): 6-21. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Davis, Norman. "Scribal Variation in Late Fifteenth Century English." Mélanges de linguistique et de philologie: Fernand Mossé, in memoriam. Paris: Didier, 1959. Pp. 95-103. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; manuscript production; scribes and scribal practices *]

Dearing, Vinton A. Methods of Textual Editing. Los Angeles: University of California, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1962. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Dearing, Vinton A. Principles and Practice of Textual Analysis. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Donaldson, E. Talbot. "The Psychology of Editors of Middle English Texts." In Speaking of Chaucer. New York: W. W. Norton, 1970. Pp. 102-118. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Dondaine, Antoine. "Abréviations latines et signes recommandés pour l'apparat critique des éditions de textes médiévaux." Bulletin de la Société internationale pour l'étude de la philosophie médiévale (S.I.E.P.M.) 2 (1960): 142-149. [Guide for creating the textual apparatus appropriate for a medieval Latin philosophical text; this is a based upon Bidez and Drachmann, Emploi des signes critiques (1932).] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Duggan, Hoyt N. "Libertine Scribes and Maidenly Editors: Meditations on Textual Criticism and Metrics." In English Historical Metrics. Ed. C. B. McCully and J. J. Anderson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Pp. 219-237. [On the metrical irregularity of Middle English texts, and against the conservative, "non-interventionist," editorial tradition dominant in Middle English studies. To resist emending for metrical reasons, as is usually done, and to insist on introducing no reading without at least one manuscript witness is to distort the author's intentions. Fidelity to the manuscript is infidelity to the poem. Editors need to "conserve poems" not only by restoring the poet's words where the scribe has altered them, but also giving these restored readings the author's usual number of syllables.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; metrical analysis *]

Edwards, A. S. G. "Chaucer from Manuscript to Print: The Social Text and the Critical Text." Mosaic 28.4 (Dec. 1995): 1-12. [In a Special Issue of Mosaic entitled Media Matters: Technologies of Literary Production. Gen. ed. Evelyn J. Hinz; Guest Co-edited with Introduction by Joseph Donatelli and Geoffrey Winthrop-Young.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; manuscript production; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; Geoffrey Chaucer *]

Edwards, A. S. G. "From Manuscript to Print: Wynkyn de Worde and the Printing of Contemporary Poetry." Gutenberg Jahrbuch 66 (1991): 143-148. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; Wynkyn de Worde *]

Edwards, A. S. G. "Middle English Literature." In Scholarly Editing: A Guide to Research. Ed. D. C. Greetham. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1995. Pp. 184-203. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Edwards, A. S. G. "Skelton's English Poems in Print and Manuscript." Trivium 31 (1999): 77-100. [Vol. 31 of Trivium is a special issue: "Sources, Exemplars, and Copy-Texts: Influence and Transmission; Essays from the Lampeter Conference of the Early Book Society, 1997," ed. William Marx.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; John Skelton *]

Evans, Jonathan. "A Consideration of the Role of Semiotics in Redefining Medieval Manuscripts as Texts." In New Approaches to Medieval Textuality. Ed. Mikle Dave Ledgerwood. Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature 28. New York, Washington, DC/Baltimore, Boston, Bern, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Vienna, and Paris: Peter Lang, 1998. Pp. 3-38. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Finneran, Richard J., ed. The Literary Text in the Digital Age. Editorial Theory and Literary Criticism. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996. [Most of the essays in this collection were originally delivered as conference papers at the 1993 meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing and the 1993 and 1994 meetings of the Modern Language Association.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Fisher, John H. "Historical and Methodological Consideration for Adopting 'Best Text' or 'Usus Scribendi' for Textual Criticism of Chaucer's Poems." Text: Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship 6 (1994): 165-180. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; Geoffrey Chaucer *]

Fletcher, Bradford Y. "Printer's Copy for Stow's Chaucer." Studies in Bibliography 31 (1978): 184-201. [Fletcher attempts to identify the manuscripts used by Stow for the 24 minor poems which he added to the 1561 edition of Chaucer's Works. Fletcher finds that Stow's transcriptions are very accurate; 14 of the 24 items were transcribed from Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.19 and another four from Trinity College MS R.3.20; Stow also copied one poem each from London, British Library MS Cotton Cleopatra D.vii; Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Fairfax 16; and London, British Library MS Harley 78.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Stow *]

Fraistat, Neil, and Julia Flanders, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship. Cambridge andNew York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. [Contents: Introduction: Textual scholarship in the age of media consciousness / Neil Fraistat and Julia Flanders -- A history of textual scholarship / David Greetham -- Anglo-American editorial theory / Kathryn Sutherland -- Continental editorial theory / Geert Lernout -- Late twentieth-century Shakespeares / Hans Walter Gabler -- Apparatus, text, interface: how to read a printed critical edition / Paul Eggert -- The politics of textual scholarship / Michelle R. Warren -- Fearful asymmetry / Random Cloud -- What is a book? / Roger Chartier and Peter Stallybrass -- Orality / John D. Niles -- Manuscript textuality / Michael G. Sargent -- Picture criticism: textual studies and the image / Kari Kraus -- Track changes: textual scholarship and the challenge of the born digital / Matthew G. Kirschenbaum and Doug Reside -- Coda: why digital textual scholarship matters.] [Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; intertextuality *]

Frank, Roberta, ed. The Politics of Editing Medieval Texts: Papers Given at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 1-2 November 1991. New York: AMS Press, 1993. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Gaskell, Philip. From Writer to Reader: Studies in Editorial Method. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978. [Rpt. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1984.] [Offers 12 complex examples of editorial problems (#11 is Ulysses; #12 is Stoppard's Travesties).] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Gillespie, Vincent, and Anne Hudson, eds. Probable Truth: Editing Medieval Texts from Britain in the Twenty-First Century. Texts and Transitions 5. Turnhout: Brepols, 2013. [Publisher's description: "How do the best editorial procedures of the past get transmitted to the future? In this volume a distinguished line-up of hugely experienced editors, and younger scholars actively grapple with these issues. Editing as an academic mode of work has had a variable 'press'--it is often seen as just plumbing. But without editions no historian of whatever critical persuasion could operate. Texts that are not edited are effectively invisible. The advent of electronic means of text production has also raised new possibilities and new problems that need to be openly considered rather than ignored. The papers in this volume reflect those concerns, and explore the ways forward. How do the best editorial procedures of the past get transmitted to the future? A distinguished line-up of experienced editors and younger scholars actively grappling with these issues reflect on their engagement with the challenges of textual theory and editorial practice. No single solution emerges as applicable to all texts and for all editions; the individual characteristics of each text and its transmission, together with the intended audience of each edition, emerge as primary areas for consideration."] [Contents: Introduction / Vincent Gillespie and Anne Hudson; The Early English Text Society 1930 to 1950: Wartime and Reconstruction / H. L. Spencer; Whatever Happened to Electronic Editing? / Bella Millett; Editing Electronic Texts / Thorlac Turville-Petre; The Architecture of Old English Editions / Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe; Editing Old English Prose and the Challenge of Revision: or, Why It Is Not So Easy to Edit Old English Prose / Malcolm Godden; Editing Texts with Extensive Manuscript Traditions / Ralph Hanna; Composite Texts: Some Methodological Considerations / William Robins; Editing Insular Song across the Disciplines: Worldes blis / Ardis Butterfield and Helen Deeming; The Optics of Ps-Grosseteste: Editing Peter of Limoges's Tractatus moralis de oculo / Richard Newhauser; Variants vs Variance / Derek Pearsall; When Variants Aren't: Authors as Scribes in Some English Manuscripts / Matthew Fisher; Some Measures of Scribal Accuracy in Late Medieval English Manuscripts / Richard Beadle; Editing and Correcting / Daniel Wakelin; What is Scribal Error, and What Should Editors Do (or Not Do) about It? / Stephen Morrison; In Praise of the Variant: Why Edit Critically? A Pragmatic Viewpoint / Susan Powell; Assessing Sole Attestation in Selected Middle English Textual Traditions / Rosamund Allen; Editing Older Scots Texts / Sally Mapstone; Towards an Edition of the Scottish Troy Book / Emily Wingfield; Textual Criticism and Baile Binnbérlach mac Búain / Michelle Doran; A Medieval Welsh Version of the Troy Story: Editing Ystorya Dared / Helen Fulton; Editing the Editor: Editorial Policy at the Anglo-Norman Dictionary / Heather Pagan and Geert de Wilde; A Plea for Middle English Botanical Synonyma / David Moreno Olalla; New Software Tools for the Analysis of Computerized Historical Corpora: GUL MSS Hunter 509 and 513 in the Light of TexSEn / Laura Esteban-Segura and Teresa Marqués-Aguado; Editing Alchemical Texts in Middle English: The Final Frontier? / Peter J. Grund; Why Edit the Middle English Prose Brut? What's (Still) in It for Us? / John J. Thompson; Parallel Texts and a Peculiar Brut: A Case Study / Marie Stansfield; New Challenges to the Editing of Chaucer / Orietta Da Rold; 'Let Copulation Thrive': Some Varieties of Contamination in the Textual Tradition of Piers Plowman / A. V. C. Schmidt; Editing Walter Hilton's Scale of Perfection: The Case for a Rhizomorphic Historical Edition / Michael G. Sargent.] [* Subject Heading: Textual Criticism and Editing; England; Digital Humanities; English to 1500 *]

Greetham, D. C. "Textual and Literary Theory: Redrawing the Matrix." Studies in Bibliography 42 (1989): 1-24. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Greetham, D. C. (with a reply by Steven Mailloux). "The Manifestation and Accommodation of Theory in Textual Editing." In Devils and Angels: Textual Editing and Literary Theory. Ed. Philip Cohen. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991. Pp. 78-102, 124-133. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Greg, W[alter] W[ilson], (Sir). "The Rationale of Copy-Text." Studies in Bibliography 3 (1950-1951): 19-36. [Still the basis for most current discussions of this issue.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Griffith, Richard R. "Caxton's Copy-Text for Le Morte Darthur." In Traditions and Innovations: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Ed. David G. Allen and Robert A. White. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1990. Pp. 75-87. [A contribution to the debate over whether the differences between the Winchester and the Caxton versions of Malory are editorial or authorial.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur; William Caxton; "Winchester manuscript" (London, British Library MS Addit. 59678) *]

Hanna, Ralph, III. "Authorial Versions, Rolling Revision, Scribal Error? Or, the Truth about Truth." Studies in the Age of Chaucer 10 (1988): 23-40. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; authors and authorship *]

Howard-Hill, T. H. "Theory and Praxis in the Social Approach to Editing." (With Reply by Jerome McGann). Text: Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship 5 (1991): 31-48. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Hudson, A. "Middle English." In Editing Medieval Texts: English, French, and Latin Written in England. Ed. A. G. Rigg. Papers given at the 12th Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 1976. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1977. Pp. 34-57. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Hussey, Stanley. "Editing for the Millennium." Journal of the Early Book Society 1 (1997): 123-134. [A review article on four recent editions of medieval texts, in which he describes his ideals for the two kinds of editions (scholarly and student) that we continue and will continue to need (whether electronic or paper).] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Irigoin, Jean, and G. P. Zarri, eds. La pratique des ordinateurs dans la critique des textes. Paris: CNRS, 1979. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing (use of computers) *]

Kane, George, and E. Talbot Donaldson. "Editing the B Version." Part 5 of the Introduction. Piers Plowman, The B Version: Will's Visions of Piers Plowman, Do-Well, Do-Better and Do-Best, Edited in Form of Trinity College Cambridge MS B.15.17, Corrected and Restored from Known Evidence, with Variant Readings. By William Langland. 2nd ed. London: Athlone Press, University of London; Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1988. Pp. 128-220. [See also the article by Lee Patterson, listed below.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Kane, George. "Conjectural Emendation." In Medieval Literature and Civilization: Studies in Memory of G. N. Garmonsway. Ed. D. A. Pearsall and R. A. Waldron. London: Athlone Press, University of London, 1969. Pp. 155-169. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Kilgour, Margaret. "The Manuscript Source of Caxton's Second Edition of the Canterbury Tales." PMLA 44 (1929): 186-201. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; Geoffrey Chaucer; William Caxton *]

Kindrick, Robert L., ed. "William Matthews on Caxton and Malory." Arthuriana 7 (1997): 3-133. [Includes an argument that Caxton's edition is based on an authorial revision: the changes are Malory's, not Caxton's. In part, Matthews is following an argument put forward by others, including Lumiansky, "Different View of the Winchester Manuscript," and Griffith, "Caxton's Copy-Text for Le Morte Darthur."] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur; William Caxton; "Winchester manuscript" (London, British Library MS Addit. 59678) *]

King, Katie. "Bibliography and a Feminist Apparatus for Literary Production." Text: Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship 5 (1991): 91-104. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Kleinhenz, Christopher, ed. Medieval Manuscripts and Textual Criticism. Publications of the Department of Romance Languages, University of North Carolina: Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures, Symposia 4. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, Department of Romance Languages, 1976. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Knight, Stephen. "Robin Hood and the Printer." Trivium 31 (1999): 155-168. [Vol. 31 of Trivium is a special issue: "Sources, Exemplars, and Copy-Texts: Influence and Transmission; Essays from the Lampeter Conference of the Early Book Society, 1997," ed. William Marx.] [On early printed editions of the Robin Hood ballads.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books *]

Kristeller, Paul Oskar. "The Editing of Fifteenth-Century Texts: Tasks and Problems." Italian Culture 4 (1983): 115-122. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Leader, Zachary. "Wordsworth, Revision, and Personal Identity." ELH 60 (1993): 651-683. [A response to Jack Stillinger and his challenge to the doctrine of "author's final intentions" in the case of Wordsworth.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; authors and authorship *]

Lumiansky, R. M. "A Different View of the Winchester Manuscript of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur." Notes and Queries ns 34 [232] (June 1987): 153-154. [A contribution to the debate over whether the differences between the Winchester and the Caxton versions of Malory are editorial or authorial.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur; William Caxton; "Winchester manuscript" (London, British Library MS Addit. 59678) *]

Maas, Paul. Textual Criticism. Trans. Barbara Flowers. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1958. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Machan, Tim William. Textual Criticism and Middle English Texts. Charlottesville, VA, and London: University Press of Virginia, 1994. [Rev.: (George Kane) Speculum 71 (1996): 975-978 (not favourably: "John of Salisbury observed in his Entheticus that the young clerks of his time preferred theorizing to reading and learning; Aristotle had gone to their heads: logica sola placet. Deplorably, nowadays, for 'Aristotle' read 'Foucault'"); (Bella Millett) Studies in the Age of Chaucer 18 (1996): 243-247; (John H. Fisher) JEGP 95 (1996): 109-111.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Marx, William, ed. Sources, Exemplars, and Copy-Texts: Influence and Transmission; Essays from the Lampeter Conference of the Early Book Society 1997. Lampeter: University of Wales, 1999. [A special issue of Trivium (Vol. 31 for 1999).] [* Subject heading: manuscripts (codicological study); codicology; manuscript production; scribes and scribal practices; reading and readers; textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books *]

McCarren, Vincent P., and Douglas Moffat, eds. A Guide to Editing Middle English. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998. [Includes (Appendix A) "A Practical Guide to Working with Middle English Manuscripts," 305-318 (on obtaining microfilms, planning and preparing for visits to manuscript repositories, etc.)] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; Middle English literature; textual transmission *]

McGann, Jerome J. A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

McGann, Jerome J. The Textual Condition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

McGann, Jerome J., ed. Textual Criticism and Literary Interpretation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

McGann, Jerome. "What Is Critical Editing?" Text: Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship 5 (1991): 15-29. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Meale, Carol M. "Wynkyn de Worde's Setting-Copy of Ipomydon." Studies in Bibliography 35 (1982): 156-171. [Re: London, British Library MS Harley 2252 (compiled by John Colyns); used as a copy-text for de Worde's edition.] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; Wynkyn de Worde *]

Mitchell, Bruce. "The Dangers of Disguise: Old English Texts in Modern Punctuation." Review of English Studies ns 31 (1980): 385-413. [Mitchell recommends the development a new system of punctuation, different from Modern English and Modern German conventions, with which to punctuate modern editions of Old English texts, of which the manuscript punctuation systems are either inconsistent or little understood [abstract by John Morris].] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Moorman, Charles. Editing the Middle English Manuscript. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1975. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Murphy, Michael. "On Making an Edition of the Canterbury Tales in Modern Spelling." Chaucer Review 26 (1991-1992): 48-64. [Argues that undergraduates should be provided with a transcription of the Hengwrt MS in regularized, modernized spelling (not a translation, but a much easier to use edition). For those teachers who wish to spend some time discussing Chaucer's language, facing page diplomatic transcriptions of the first ten pages or so would be provided.] [Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS Peniarth 392D (Hengwrt MS 154).] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Oliphant, Dave, and Robin Bradford, eds. New Directions in Textual Studies. Austin: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, 1990. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Patterson, Lee. "The Logic of Textual Criticism and the Way of Genius: The Kane-Donaldson Piers Plowman in Historical Perspective." In Textual Criticism and Literary Interpretation. Ed. Jerome J. McGann. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. Pp. 55-91. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Pearsall, Derek, ed. Manuscripts and Texts: Editorial Problems in Late Middle English Literature; Essays from the 1985 Conference at the University of York. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer / Boydell and Brewer, 1987. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; manuscript culture (literary transmission); manuscript production *]

Pearsall, Derek. "Editing Medieval Texts: Some Developments and Some Problems." In Textual Criticism and Literary Interpretation. Ed. Jerome J. McGann. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. Pp. 92-106. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Peckham, M. "Reflections on the Foundations of Modern Textual Editing." Proof 1 (1971): 122-155. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Ramsey, Roy Vance. "F. N. Robinson's Editing of the Canterbury Tales." Chaucer Review 24 (1989): 134-152. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; Geoffrey Chaucer *]

Rigg, A. G., ed. Editing Medieval Texts: English, French, and Latin Written in England. Papers given at the 12th Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 1976. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1977. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Root, R[obert] K[ilburn]. The Textual Tradition of Chaucer's "Troilus." Chaucer Society, First Series 99. London: Chaucer Society, 1916. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; scribes and scribal practices; manuscript culture (literary transmission); manuscript production *]

Ruggiers, Paul G., ed. Editing Chaucer: The Great Tradition. Norman, OK: Pilgrim Books, 1984. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Scragg, D. G., and Paul Szarmach, eds. The Editing of Old English: Papers from the 1990 Manchester Conference. Cambridge, and Rochester, NY: D. S. Brewer / Boydell and Brewer, 1994. [Papers from the Conference on the Editing of Old English Texts, 1990, held at the University of Manchester, and sponsored by the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies and the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton. Includes an essay on computer editions by Marilyn Deegan and Peter Robinson, entitled "The Electronic Edition."] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Shillingsburg, Peter L. "The Autonomous Author, the Sociology of Texts and Polemics of Textual Criticism." In Editing in Australia. Ed. Paul Eggert. Canberra, Australia: University College ADFA, 1990. Pp. 41-64. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; authors and authorship *]

Shillingsburg, Peter L. From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of Literary Texts. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. [Publisher's description: "In tracing historical changes in the process of composition, revision, production, distributing and reception, Shillingsburg reveals what is involved in the task of transferring texts from print to electronic media."] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing (use of computers) *]

Small, Ian, and Marcus Walsh, eds. The Theory and Practice of Text Editing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Spadaccini, Nicholas, and Jenaro Talens, eds. The Politics of Editing. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Stillinger, Jack. Multiple Authorship and the Myth of the Author in Criticism and Textual Theory. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. ["This is a study of the joint (composite, collaborative) creation of literary works that we usually think of as written by a single author. Stillinger explores multiple authorship in the case of Keats and his helpers who assisted in the creation of Isabella; John Stuart Mill and his wife in 'Mill's' Autobiography; the author revising earlier versions of himself, as with Wordsworth in The Prelude; and the author interacting collaboratively with sources and influences (Coleridge in Biographia Literaria)."] [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; authors and authorship *]

Tanselle, G. Thomas. "Historicism and Critical Editing." Studies in Bibliography 39 (1986): 2-46. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Tanselle, G. Thomas. "Recent Editorial Discussion and the Central Questions of Editing." Studies in Bibliography 34 (1980): 23-65. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Tanselle, G. Thomas. "The Editorial Problem of Final Authorial Intention." Studies in Bibliography 29 (1976): 167-211. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; authors and authorship *]

Tanselle, G. Thomas. Textual Criticism and Scholarly Editing. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1990. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Taylor, Greg. "Revising Shakespeare." Text: Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship 3 (1987): 285-304. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Thomson, G. "Marxism and Textual Criticism." Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (1963): 43-52. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Thorpe, James E[rnest]. Principles of Textual Criticism. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1972. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Van Ostade, Ingrid Tieken-Boon. The Two Versions of Malory's Morte D'Arthur. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 1995. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; manuscript production; early printed books: production; incunabula: copy-texts and exemplars; relation of manuscripts and books; Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur; William Caxton; "Winchester manuscript" (London, British Library MS Addit. 59678) *]

Velz, John W. "Giving Voices to the Silent: Editing the Private Writings of Women." In New Ways of Looking at Old Texts: Papers of the Renaissance English Text Society, 1985-1991. Ed. W. Speed Hill. Binghamton, NY: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies (Centre for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, SUNY), in association with the Renaissance English Text Society, 1993. Pp. 263-272. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing (female, woman, women) *]

Vinaver, Eugène. "Principles of Textual Emendation." In Studies in French Language and Mediaeval Literature presented to Prof. Mildred K. Pope. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1939. Pp. 351-369. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Vinaver, Eugène. "The Method of Editing." In The Works of Sir Thomas Malory. Ed. Eugène Vinaver. 2nd ed. 3 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967. 1: c-cxxvi. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing; Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur *]

West, M. L. Textual Criticism and Editorial Technique Applicable to Greek and Latin Texts. Stuttgart: B. G. Teubner, 1973. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]

Willis, James. Latin Textual Criticism. Illinois Studies in Language and Literature 61. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1972. [* Subject heading: textual criticism and editing *]



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