Love, forgery and strange desires: textual editing as research practice

Bickle, Sharon (2019) Love, forgery and strange desires: textual editing as research practice. In: Publishing and culture. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 139-153. ISBN 978-1-5275-2804-8

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Abstract

For academics, working in the archive is often a romanticised journey—its letters, diaries, and billets-doux retain the frisson of history (Steedman 2001; Dever, Newman and Vickery 2009). In contrast, the work of the textual editor is seldom considered more than dry scholarship.
This chapter puts aside the idea of textual editing as detached, rational scholarship in order to re-think its obsessive passions as research practice and discuss how the editing of life-writings can bring relationships and events to life in a meaningful way.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For further information contact Sharon.bickle@usq.edu.au
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 March 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 March 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 06:03
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 01:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: Michael Field; textual editing, lifewriting
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36597

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