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Voice, Text, Hypertext

Emerging Practices in Textual Studies

Raimonda Modiano, Leroy F. Searle, and Peter Shillingsburg

  • Published: 2004
  • Subject Listing: Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Bibliographic information: 528 pp., 112 illus., 6 x 9 in.
  • Published with: Walter Chapin Simpson Humanities Center
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Voice, Text, Hypertext illustrates brilliantly why interest in textual studies has grown so dramatically in recent years. For the distinguished authors of these essays, a "text" is more than a document or material object. It is a cultural event, a matrix of decisions, an intricate cultural practice that may focus on religious traditions, modern "underground" literary movements, poetic invention, or the irreducible complexity of cultural politics.

Drawing from classical Roman and Indian to modern European traditions, the volume makes clear that to study a text is to study a culture. It also demonstrates the essential importance of heightened textual awareness for contemporary cultural studies and critical theory-and, indeed, for any discipline that studies human culture.
Raimonda Modiano and Leroy F. Searle are professors of English and comparative literature at the University of Washington, Seattle. Peter Shillingsburg is professor of English at the University of North Texas.
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I. Textual Space
1. Emerging Questions: Text and Theory in Contemporary Criticism, Leroy F. Searle
2. The Function of [Textual] Criticism at the Present Time, David Greetham
3. The Text Between the Voice and the Book, Roger Chartier
4. Editing and Auditing Marginalia, H. J. Jackson
Part II. Oral Text
5. Spoke, Written, Incarnate: Ontologies of Textuality in Classical Rabbinic Judaism, Martin S. Jaffee
6. Textualization as Mediation: The Case of Traditional Oral Epic, John Miles Foley
7. Bhakti Literature: An "Oral-Scribal" Archetype, Winand M. Callewaert
Part III. Material Text
8. Text, Script, and Media: New Observations on Scribal Activity in the Ancient Near East, Scott B. Noegel
9. Magical Texts and Popular Literacy: Vulgarizations, Iterations, or Appropriations?, Phyllis Culham
10. The Way of All Text: The Materialist Shakespeare, Paul Eggert
11. Gerard Hopkins and the Shapes of His Sonnets, Randall McLeod
12. The Flights of A821: Dearchiving the Proceedings of a Birdsong, Marta Werner
Part IV. Subersive/Subverted Text
13. Reinterpreting Text: When Revealed Sanskrit Texts Become Modern Law Books, Ludo Rocher
14. Czech Underground Literature, 1969-1989: A Challenge to Textual Studies, Martin Machovec
Part V. Electronic Text
15. The Reality of Electronic Editions, Susan Hockey
16. Imagining What You Don't Know: The Theoretical Goals of the Rossetti Archive, Jerome McGann
Part VI. Textual Maintenance
17. Old and New in Italian Textual Criticism, Conor Fahy
18. Hagiolatry, Cultural Engineering, Moment Building, and Other Functions of Scholarly Editing, Peter Shillingsburg
Contributors
Index
Reviews