Electronic book text
August 1, 2014
9781603292368
English
188
$24.00 USD
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
August 1, 2014
9781603292351
English
188
$24.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies, fourth edition

To a reader of Joyce's Ulysses, it makes a difference whether one of Stephen Dedalus's first thoughts is "No mother" (as in the printed version) or "No, mother!" (as in the manuscript). The scholarship surrounding such textual differences—and why this discipline should concern readers and literary scholars alike—is the focus of William Proctor Williams and Craig S. Abbott's acclaimed handbook.

This updated, fourth edition outlines the study of texts' composition, revision, physical embodiments, process of transmission, and manner of reception; describes how new technologies such as digital imaging and electronic tagging have changed the way we produce, read, preserve, and research texts; discusses why these matters are central to a historical understanding of literature; and shows how the insights, methods, and products of bibliographical and textual studies can be applied to other branches of scholarship.

About the Authors

Craig S. Abbott, a professor emeritus of Northern Illinois University, is author of several studies on modern American poetry.

William Proctor Williams is Professor of English Emeritus at Northern Illinois University and Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Akron. He has published widely on English Renaissance literature, particularly Shakespeare, and on textual criticism, bibliography, and book history.

Reviews

"Williams and Abbott have produced an erudite monograph packed with interesting information. . . . It is an indispensable reference guide to an important area of study." —Library Review

Modern Language Association of America
fourth edition

9781603292368 : an-introduction-to-bibliographical-and-textual-studies-4th-edition-abbott-williams
Electronic book text
188 Pages
$24.00 USD
9781603292351 : an-introduction-to-bibliographical-and-textual-studies-4th-edition-abbott-williams
Electronic book text
188 Pages
$24.00 USD

Other Titles by Craig S. Abbott

An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies, fourth edition

Craig S. Abbott
Jan 2009 - Modern Language Association, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$24.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Cormac McCarthy

edited by Stacey Peebles, Benjamin West
Jul 2021 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$65.00 USD - Hardback
$29.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$29.00 USD - Electronic book text

Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women Writers

edited by Deepika Bahri, Filippo Menozzi
Jul 2021 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$34.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$75.00 USD - Hardback
$34.00 USD - Electronic book text

Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English

edited by Janine Utell
Jul 2021 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$75.00 USD - Hardback
$34.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$34.00 USD - Electronic book text