CFP: [Bibliography] Uncovering the Scholarly Edition

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Adam Rounce
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Uncovering the Scholarly Edition

Keele University

18 June 2008

A one-day conference to be held at Keele University for the presentation
of recent thinking on the relations between scholarship and publishing as
they are expressed in the scholarly edition

The conference is concerned with the different roles of publishers and
editors in producing scholarly editions. It will consider how
collaboration between the two parties is best achieved and examine
potential, and actual, areas of friction and conflict. Papers will focus
on how decisions are made about the presentation of the text, and its
apparatus, both explanatory and textual; on how questions of typographic
design relate to scholarly choices, and on the role, if any, of the
editor in paratextual matters such as dust-jacket design and advertising.

Twenty-minute papers are invited on all aspects of the scholarly edition
involving decisions by publishers and editors: general textual
representation and design; issues of typography and layout; presentation
of explanatory notes and textual apparatus; design of prelims and covers;
publicity and advertising. The emphasis of the conference will be on
print editions, but contributions on electronic editions that consider
issues of presentation will be welcomed.

The plenary speakers are Linda Bree (Publisher, Cambridge University
Press), Oliver Harris (Keele University), David Hopkins (University of
If you are interested in giving a paper, please send an abstract of 100
words, by 30 April 2008, to Professor James McLaverty,, or Dr Adam Rounce, English, School of Humanities, Keele
University, Staffordshire, SG% 5BG.

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