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Reading List 21/22

Textual Healing: An Introduction to Scholarly Editing and Publishing, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Brett Greatley-Hirsch
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Texts for Purchase

Kelemen, Erick. Textual Editing and Criticism: An Introduction. New York: W.W. Norton, 2008.  

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Additional Reading

Scholarly Editing and Editorial Theory

Driscoll, Matthew James, and Elena Pierazzo (eds). Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories and Practices. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2016.

Gaskell, Philip. From Writer to Reader: Studies in Editorial Method. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1978. 

Greenberg, Susan L. A Poetics of Editing. New York: Palgrave, 2018.  

Greetham, D.C. (ed.). Scholarly Editing: A Guide to Research. New York: MLA, 1995.    

Greetham, D.C. ‘Textual Scholarship’. Joseph Gibaldi (ed.)., Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures. 2nd edn. New York: MLA, 1992. 103–37.  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 11/10/2019) 

Greg, W.W. ‘The Rationale of Copy-Text’. Studies in Bibliography 3 (1950–51), 19–36.

Neville, Sarah. ‘Editing English Renaissance Texts’. Ingo Berensmeyer (ed.)., Handbook of English Renaissance Literature. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019. 27–45.   

Owens, W.R. ‘Editing Literary Texts’. Delia Da Sousa Correa and W.R. Owens (eds). The Handbook to Literary Research. 2nd edn. London: Routledge, 2010. 69–86.  

Pierazzo, Elena. Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories, Models and Methods. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.

Shillingsburg, Peter. From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of Literary Texts. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006.

Shillingsburg, Peter. Scholarly Editing in the Computer Age3rd edn. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1996.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. A Rationale of Textual Criticism. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1989.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. ‘Textual Criticism and Deconstruction’. Studies in Bibliography 43 (1990), 1–33.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. ‘The Varieties of Scholarly Editing’. D.C. Greetham (ed.)., Scholarly Editing: A Guide to Research. New York: MLA, 1995. 9–32.  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 04/06/2020) 

Vitali-Rosati, Marcello. On Editorialization. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2018.

West, M.L. Textual Criticism and Editorial Technique. Stuttgart: Teubner, 1973.

Bibliography and Book History

Bland, Mark. A Guide to Early Printed Books and Manuscripts. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Bredehoft, Thomas A. The Visible Text: Textual Production and Reproduction from Beowulf to Maus. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014.

Dane, Joseph A. The Myth of Print Culture. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2003.

Eliot, Simon, and Jonathan Rose (eds). A Companion to the History of the Book. Malden: Blackwell, 2007.

Finkelstein, David, and Alistair McCleery. An Introduction to Book History. 2nd edn. London: Routledge, 2013.   

Fraistat, Neil, and Julia Flanders (eds). The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013.

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

Greetham, D.C. Theories of the Text. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1999.   

Howsam, Leslie (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015.

Kilgour, Frederick G. The Evolution of the Book. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998.

McKenzie, D.F. Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999.

Elaine Treharne and Claude Willan. Text Technologies: A History. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2020.   

Williams, William Proctor, and Craig S. Abbott. An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies. 4th edn. New York: MLA, 2009.     

Annotation and Editorial Commentary

Barney, Stephen A., (ed.). Annotation and Its Texts. New York: Oxford UP, 1991.

Battestin, Martin C. ‘A Rationale of Literary Annotation: The Example of Fielding’s Novels’. Studies in Bibliography 34 (1981), 1–22.

Bauer, Matthias, and Angelika Zirker. 'Explanatory Annotation of Literary Texts and the Reader: Seven Types of Problems'. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 11.2 (2017), 212–32. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Bevington, David. ‘Confessions of an Annotation-Note Writer’. Shakespeare Quarterly 68.1 (2017), 7–20.

Billings, Timothy. ‘Caterwauling Cataians: The Geneology of a Gloss’. Shakespeare Quarterly 54.1 (2003), 1–28.

DeMaria, Robert, Jr. ‘“Evil be thou my Good”: Scholarly Commentary and the Pleasure of Reading’. Text 12 (1999), 91–100.

Edwards, Philip. ‘The Function of Commentary’. G.B. Shand and Raymond C. Shady (eds), Play-Texts in Old Spelling. New York: AMS P, 1984. 97–104. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 11/10/2019)  

Hamilton, A.C. ‘The Philosophy of the Footnote’. A.H. De Quehen (ed.)., Editing Poetry from Spenser to Dryden. New York: Garland, 1981. 127–63. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Hill, W. Speed. ‘Commentary upon Commentary upon Commentary: Three Historicisms Annotating Richard Hooker’. D.C. Greetham (ed.)., The Margins of the Text. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1997. 323–52.

Maguire, Laurie. 'Feminist Editing and the Body of the Text'. Dympna Callaghan (ed.)., A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare. 2nd edn. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, 2016. 77–97.  

Middleton, Anne. ‘Life in the Margins, or, What’s an Annotator to Do?’ Dave Oliphant and Robin Bradford (eds), New Directions in Textual Studies. Austin: Harry Ransom Center, 1990. 167–83.

Neville, Sarah. 'Rethinking Scholarly Commentary in the Age of Google'. Textual Cultures 12.1 (2019), 1–26.

Owen, W.J.B. ‘Annotating Wordsworth’. John D. Baird (ed.)., Editing Texts of the Romantic Period. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1972. 47–71.

Small, Ian. ‘The Editor as Annotator as Ideal Reader’. Ian Small and Marcus Walsh (eds), The Theory and Practice of Text-Editing. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1991. 186–209.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Spevack, Marvin. ‘The Editor as Philologist’. Text 3 (1987), 91–106.

Van Mierlo, Wim. 'Annotation and Commentary in the Modernist Edition: A Critique'. Modernist Cultures 15.1 (2020), 69–91.

Walker, Alice. ‘Principles of Annotation: Some Suggestions for Editors of Shakespeare’. Studies in Bibliography 9 (1957), 95–105.

Zitner, S.P. ‘Excessive Annotation: Piling Pelion on Parnassus’. G.B. Shand and Raymond C. Shady (eds), Play-Texts in Old Spelling. New York: AMS P, 1984. 131–39.  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 11/10/2019) 


Kline, Mary-Jo, and Susan Holbrook Perdue. A Guide to Documentary Editing. 3rd edn. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2008.    

Hill, W. Speed. ‘The Theory and Practice of Transcription’. W. Speed Hill (ed.)., New Ways of Looking at Old Texts. New York: AMS P, 1993. 25–32.  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 11/10/2019) 

Hunter, Michael. ‘How to Edit a Seventeenth-Century Manuscript: Principles and Practice’. The Seventeenth Century 10 (1995), 277–310.

Johnston, Alexandra F. and Sally-Beth MacLean (eds). ‘Guidelines for Transcription’. Records of Early English Drama: Handbook for Editors. 2nd edn (1990), 24–27. < 

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

TEI Consortium (eds). TEI P5: Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange. TEI Consortium. <>.

Vander Meulen, David L., and G. Thomas Tanselle. ‘A System of Manuscript Transcription’. Studies in Bibliography 52 (1999), 201–12.

Punctuation and Spelling

Bowers, Fredson. ‘Regularization and Normalization in Modern Critical Texts’. Studies in Bibliography 42 (1989), 79–102.  

Lennard, John. ‘Mark, space, axis, function: Towards a (New) Theory of Punctuation on Historical Principles’. Joe Bray, Miriam Handley, and Anne C. Henry (eds)., Ma(r)king the Text: The Presentation of Meaning on the Literary Page. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000. 1–11.

Parkes, M.B. Pause and Effect: An Introduction to the History of Punctuation in the West. Berkeley: U of California P, 1992.

Wells, Stanley. Re-Editing Shakespeare for the Modern Reader. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1984.

Wells, Stanley, and Gary Taylor. Modernizing Shakespeare’s Spelling. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1979.

Editorial Apparatus

Bowers, Fredson. ‘Why Apparatus?’ Text 6 (1994), 11–19.

Boydston, Jo Ann. ‘In Praise of Apparatus’. Text 5 (1991), 1–13.

Davison, Peter. ‘The Selection and Presentation of Bibliographical Evidence’. Analytical & Enumerative Bibliography 1 (1977), 101–36. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 17/02/2020)  

Katz, Joseph. ‘The Structure of Critical Editions’. Editorial Quarterly 1 (1975), 8–9. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 17/02/2020)  

Parker, Hershel. ‘The Aesthetics of Editorial Apparatuses’. Editorial Quarterly 1.1 (1975), 4–8. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 17/02/2020)  

The Publishing Industry

Childress, Clayton. Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2017.

Clark, Giles, and Angus Phillips. Inside Book Publishing. 5th edn. London: Routledge, 2014.

Houston, Keith. The Book. New York: W.W. Norton, 2016.

Kipphan, Helmut (ed.). Handbook of Print Media: Technologies and Production Methods. Berlin: Springer, 2001.     

Lee, Marshall. Bookmaking: Editing, Design, Production. 3rd rev. edn. New York: W.W. Norton, 2009.    

Visual Communication: Typography and Design

Albers, Josef. Interaction of ColorRev. ed. New Haven: Yale UP, 1975.

Ambrose, Gavin, and Paul Harris. Colour. Lausanne: AVA Publishing SA, 2005.    

Ambrose, Gavin, and Paul Harris. The Fundamentals of Typography.  2nd edn. Lausanne: AVA Publishing SA, 2011.

Ambrose, Gavin, and Paul Harris. Layout. 2nd edn. Lausanne: AVA Publishing SA, 2011.   

Arnheim, Rudolph. Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye. London: Faber, 1967.

Arntson, Amy E. Graphic Design Basics. 6th edn. Boston: Wadsworth, 2011.

Baudin, Fernand. ‘The Visual Editing of Texts’. Visible Language 18 (1984), 81–86.

Bartram, Alan. Five hundred Years of Book Design. New Haven: Yale UP, 2001.

Bhaskaran, Lakshmi. What is Publication Design? Mies: RotoVision, 2006.

Birdsall, Derek. Notes on Book Design. New Haven: Yale UP, 2004.

Bringhurst, Robert. The Elements of Typographic Style. 4th edn. Seattle: Hartley & Marks, 2016.

Bringhurst, Robert. The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada. Toronto: CCSP, 2008.

Carter, Rob, Sandra Maxa, Mark Sanders, Philip B. Meggs, and Ben Day. Typographic Design: Form and Communication. 7th edn. New York: Wiley, 2017.   

Drew, Ned, and Paul Sternberger. By Its Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design. New York: Princeton Architectural P, 2005.

Drucker, Johanna. Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2014.

Duffy, Thomas M., and Robert Waller (eds). Designing Usable Texts. Orlando: Academic P, 1985.

Haslam, Andrew. Book Design. London: Laurence King, 2016.

Hendel, Richard. On Book Design. New Haven: Yale UP, 1998.

Hendel, Richard (ed.)., Aspects of Contemporary Book Design. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2013.

Hochuli, Jost, and Robin Kinross. Designing Books: Practice and Theory. London: Hyphen, 1996.

Houston, Keith. The Book. New York: W.W. Norton, 2016.

Hyndman, Sarah. Why Fonts Matter. London: Virgin, 2016.

Krysinski, Mary Jo. The Art of Type and Typography: Explorations in Use and Practice. London: Routledge, 2017.

Lee, Marshall. Bookmaking: Editing, Design, Production. 3rd rev. edn. New York: W.W. Norton, 2009.

McKenzie, D.F. ‘Typography and Meaning: The Case of William Congreve’. Peter D. McDonald and Michael F. Suarez (eds), Making Meaning: ‘Printers of the Mind’ and Other Essays. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2002. 198–236.

Meggs, Philip B., and Alston W. Purvis. Meggs’ History of Graphic Design. 5th edn. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

Mitchell, Michael, and Susan Wightman. Typographic Style Handbook. London: MacLehose, 2017.

Pettersson, Rune. Information Design: An Introduction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2002.

Rosendorf, Theodore. The Typographic Desk Reference. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 2009.

Schriver, Karen A. Dynamics in Document Design: Creating Text for Readers. New York: Wiley, 1997.

Tschichold, Jan. The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design. Hajo Hadeler (trans.), Robert Bringhurst (ed.). London: Lund Humphries, 1991.

Williamson, Hugh. Methods of Book Design: The Practice of an Industrial Craft. 3rd edn. New Haven: Yale UP, 1983.

The Edited Anthology: Politics and Pragmatics

Di Leo, Jeffrey R. ‘Analyzing Anthologies’. Jeffrey R. Di Leo (ed.)., On Anthologies: Politics and Pedagogy. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2004. 1–27.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Hopkins, David. 'On Anthologies'. Cambridge Quarterly 37.3 (2008), 285–304.

Johnson, Barbara. 'Headnotes'. College English 66.2 (2003), 177–85.

Kilcup, Karen L. ‘Anthologizing Matters: The Poetry and Prose of Recovery Work’. Symploke 8.1–2 (2000), 36–56.

Kuipers, Christopher M. ‘The Anthology as a Literary Creation: On Innovation and Plagiarism in Textual Collections’. Caroline Eisner and Martha Vicinus (eds), Teaching Writing in the Digital Age. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2008. 122–32.

Leitch, Vincent B. 'Editing a Norton Anthology'. College English 66.2 (2003), 173–77.

McLaughlin, Robert L. ‘Anthologizing Contemporary Literature: Aesthetic, Cultural, Pedagogical, and Practical Considerations’. Symploke 8.1–2 (2000), 90–100.

Nelson, Cary. ‘Murder in the Cathedral: Editing a Comprehensive Anthology of Modern American Poetry’. American Literary History 14.2 (2002), 311–27.

Pace, Barbara G. ‘The Textbook Canon: Genre, Gender, and Race in US Literature Anthologies’. The English Journal 81.5 (1992), 33–38.

Schrift, Alan D. ‘Confessions of an Anthology Editor’. Symploke 8.1–2 (2000), 164–76.

This list was last updated on 05/01/2022