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Bornstein, George, ed.  Representing Modernist Texts: Editing as Interpretation.  Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1991.

Bornstein, George, and Ralph G. Williams, eds.  Palimpsest: Editorial Theory in the Humanities.  Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1993.

Bowers, Fredson.  Principles of Bibliographic Description.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 1949; rpt. New York: Russell & Russell, 1962.

----------.  Textual and Literary Criticism.  NY: Cambridge, 1959.

----------.  Bibliography and Textual Criticism.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1964.

----------.  “Textual Criticism,” in The Aims and Methods of Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures.  2nd edition. Edited by James Thorpe.  New York: MLA, 1970: 29–54.

Cohen, Philip, ed.  Devils and Angels: Textual Editing and Literary Theory.  Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia, 1991.

Davis, Tom.  “The CEAA and Modern Textual Editing.”  Library, 5th Series 32 (1977): 61–74.

Gaskell, Philip.  A New Introduction to Bibliography.  New York and Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1972.

----------.  From Writer to Reader: Studies in Editorial Method.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1978.

Greetham, D. C.  Textual Scholarship: An Introduction.  New York: Garland, 1992; rpt. 1994.

----------.  ed. The Margins of the Text. Ann Arbor: University Michigan Press, 1997.

----------.  Theories of the Text. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

McGann, Jerome J.  A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism.  Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1983; rpt. (pb.) Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia, 1992.

----------.  The Textual Condition.  Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1991.

----------.  “What Is Critical Editing?”  Text 5 (1991): 15–30.

The Modern Language Association’s Center / Committee for Scholarly Editions.  An Introductory Statement.  NY: MLA, April 1977; rpt. PMLA 92 (1977), 586–597.

The Modern Language Association’s Committee on Scholarly Editions.  Aims and Services of the Committee on Scholarly Editions.  NY: MLA, 1992.  Pamphlet.

Parker, Hershel.  “The ‘New Scholarship’: Textual Evidence and Its Implications for Criticism, Literary Theory, and Aesthetics.”  Studies in American Fiction, 9 (1981): 181–197.

Shillingsburg, Peter L. Scholarly Editing in the Computer Age. 3rd edition. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.

Tanselle, G. Thomas.  “Textual Scholarship.”  In Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures.  Edited by Joseph Gibaldi.  New York: MLA, 1981, 29–52.

----------.  Textual Criticism Since Greg, A Chronicle, 1950–1985.  Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia, 1988.

----------.  A Rationale of Textual Criticism.  Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.

----------.  Textual Criticism and Scholarly Editing.  Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia, 1991.

----------.  “Textual Instability and Editorial Idealism.” Studies in Bibliography, 49 (1996), 1-60.

----------. Literature and Artifacts. Charlottesville: The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1998.

Thorpe, James.  Principles of Textual Criticism.  San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1972.

Williams, William Proctor and Craig S. Abbott. An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies. 3rd Edition. New York: The Modern Language Association, 1999.


Copy-Text Rationale

Bowers, Fredson.  “Current Theories of Copy-Text, with an Illustration from Dryden.” Modern Philology, 48 (1950–51): 12–20.

----------.  “McKerrow’s Editorial Principles for Shakespeare Reconsidered.” Shakespeare Quarterly, 6 (1955): 309–24.

----------.  “The Method for a Critical Edition.” In On Editing Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Dramatists. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Library, 1955. 

----------.  “Established Texts and Definitive Editions,” Philological Quarterly, 41 (1962): 1–17.

----------.  “Some Principles for Scholarly Editions of Nineteenth-Century American Authors,” Studies in Bibliography, 17 (1964), 223–28.

----------.  “Practical Texts and Definitive Editions.”  In Two Lectures on Editing. Charlton Hinman and Fredson Bowers.  Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press, 1969, 21–70.

----------.  “Multiple Authority: New Problems and Concepts of Copy-Text.” Library, 5th Series, 27 (1972): 81–115.

----------.  “The Ecology of American Literary Texts.” Scholarly Publishing, 4 (1972–73): 133–40.

----------.  “Remarks on Eclectic Texts.” Proof, 4 (1975), 13–58.

----------.  “Scholarship and Editing.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 70 (1976): 161–88.

----------.  “Greg’s ‘Rationale of Copy-Text’ Revisited.” Studies in Bibliography, 31 (1978), 146.

Greg, W. W.  “McKerrow’s Prolegomena Reconsidered.” Review of English Studies, 17 (1941), 139–49.

----------.  “The Rationale of Copy-Text.” Studies in Bibliography, 3 (1950–51), 19–36. Rptd. in his Collected Papers, ed. J. C. Maxwell. Oxford: Clarendon, 1966, 374–91.

----------.  The Editorial Problem in Shakespeare. 2nd ed.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1951, esp. a-b, vii-lv.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. “Greg’s Theory of Copy-Text and the Editing of American Literature.”  Studies in

    Bibliography, 28 (1975), 167-229.  Rptd in his Textual Criticism Since Greg.


Authorial Intention

Bowers, Fredson.  “Recovering the Author’s Intentions.” Pages, 1 (1976): 218–27.

----------.  “Authorial Intention and Editorial Problems.”  Text, 5 (1991): 49–62.

McLaverty, James.  “The Concept of Authorial Intention in Textual Criticism.”  The Library, Sixth Series, 6 (1984): 121–38.

Parker, Hershel.  “Melville and the Concept of ‘Author’s Final Intentions.’” Proof, 1 (1971): 156–68.

----------.  “The Determinacy of the Creative Process and the ‘Authority’ of the Author’s Textual Decisions.”  College Literature, 10 (1983): 99–125.

----------.   Flawed Texts and Verbal Icons, Literary Authority in American Fiction. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1984.

Tanselle, G. Thomas.  “The Editorial Problem of Final Authorial Intention.” Studies in Bibliography, 29 (1976), 167–211.


Manuscript Editing Traditions

Bowers, Fredson.  “Transcription of Manuscripts: The Record of Variants.”  Studies in Bibliography, 29 (1976), 212–64.

Dearing, Vinton.  Principles and Practice of Textual Analysis.  Berkeley, CA: Univ. of California, 1974.

Gabler, Hans Walter. ed. Contemporary German Editorial Theory Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1995.

Greg, W. W.  The Calculus of Variants.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1927.

Maas, Paul.  Textual Criticism. trans. Barbara Flower.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1958.

Reiman, Donald H.  The Study of Modern Manuscripts: Public, Confidential, and Private.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1993.

Tanselle, G. Thomas.  “The Editing of Historical Documents.”  Studies in Bibliography, 31 (1978), 1–56.

----------.  “Classical, Biblical, and Medieval Textual Criticism and Modern Editing.”  Studies in Bibliography, 36 (1983), 21–68.


Collation and Apparatus Lists

De Tienne, André. “Selecting Alterations for the Apparatus of a Critical Edition.” TEXT, 9 (1996): 33–62.

Hinman, Charlton.  “Mechanized Collation at the Houghton Library.”  Harvard Library Bulletin, 9 (1955): 132–134.

The Modern Language Association’s Center for Editions of American Authors.  Statement of Editorial Principles and Procedures.  Rev. ed. New York: MLA, 1972.

Tanselle, G. Thomas.  “Some Principles for Editorial Apparatus.” In Tanselle’s Selected Studies in Bibliography (1979), 403–50.  Written 1972.


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