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Divergent Authenticities: Editing Scottish Literary Texts: Introduction: How Editorial Theories Have Changed, Patrick G. Scott Aug 2013

Divergent Authenticities: Editing Scottish Literary Texts: Introduction: How Editorial Theories Have Changed, Patrick G. Scott

Studies in Scottish Literature

Reviews changing approaches to the editing of Scottish literary texts, from the dominance of the Greg-Bowers theory of copytext to the emergence of the Social Text theory associated with Mackenzie and McGann; illustrates the developments from a variety of major Scottish authors and scholarly editions (specifically Thomas Carlyle and Walter Scott); and concludes by discussing the critical implications of differing approaches to editing two frequently-taught Scottish works, Robert Burns's "Tam o' Shanter" and Hugh MacDiarmid's A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle.


Textual Messages: Scholarly Editions And Their Role In Literary Criticism, Alison Lumsden Aug 2013

Textual Messages: Scholarly Editions And Their Role In Literary Criticism, Alison Lumsden

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the editing of Scottish literary texts, specifically recent editions of Walter Scott and James Hogg, and argues that textual investigation is not simply technical and preliminary but an integral part of literary criticism.


Editing The Letters Of A Scottish Author, Gillian Hughes Aug 2013

Editing The Letters Of A Scottish Author, Gillian Hughes

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the issues and techniques in finding, researching, transcribing, editing, formatting and annotating the letters of a nineteenth-century Scottish author, drawing on experience in editing The Collected Letters of James Hogg, 3 vols. (Edinburgh University Press, 2004-2008).


The Ssl Symposium On Editing: A Commentary, Ian Duncan Aug 2013

The Ssl Symposium On Editing: A Commentary, Ian Duncan

Studies in Scottish Literature

Reviews and comments on the preceding essays in the SSL Symposium on Editing Scottish Literary Texts, setting them in the wider context of critical discussion, responding to some of the earlier comments comparing the recent collected editions of Walter Scott and James Hogg, and arguing that the "authentically democratic" work of making a fuller range of Scottish literary texts available moves critical discussion forward from the "tedious zero-sum game" of debating a static canon.


A "Quarrell Sett Out In Metre": Towards A New Edition Of Scottish Reformation Satirical Literature, Tricia A. Mcelroy Aug 2013

A "Quarrell Sett Out In Metre": Towards A New Edition Of Scottish Reformation Satirical Literature, Tricia A. Mcelroy

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the issues of definition and genre in preparing a new edition for the Scottish Text Society of satirical poems (and prose) from the Scottish Reformation period, and also comments on decisions about editing Scottish Renaissance manuscript poetry.