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Theories of the Text

D. C. Greetham

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119937
eISBN:
9780191671265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119937.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Theories of the Text is a comprehensive account of the changing practice of bibliography, textual criticism, and scholarly editing in the light of the diverse currents of contemporary ... More


Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Kiichiro Itsumi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199229611
eISBN:
9780191710780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229611.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book describes the metrical features of the twenty-two Pindaric epinikia which are not composed in dactylo-epitrite (‘the other half’). These odes are puzzling, and scholars currently assume, ... More


Society and Culture in the Text

D. C. Greetham

in Theories of the Text

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119937
eISBN:
9780191671265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119937.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the changing status of the sociology of text during the last decade or so to show that textual theory and practice reflect the prevailing cultural dominants. It further ... More


The Monks and the Giants: Textual and Bibliographical Studies and the Interpretation of Literary Works

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first chapter demonstrates the fundamental importance of textual studies to hermeneutics generally and to the specific act of criticism in particular. It assumes that literary study surrendered ... More


The Culture of Scholarship in Early Eighteenth-Century England

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The relationship between eighteenth-century Shakespearian textual criticism and its classical and scriptural relatives has sometimes been approached from a rather misleading angle. Some attention has ... More


Intention in the Text

D. C. Greetham

in Theories of the Text

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119937
eISBN:
9780191671265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119937.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by the author's use of the story ‘Poem is Whitman's. Is the Voice?’ in presenting the argument that who is speaking matters because intention is, or is not, a valid concern for ... More


The Deconstruction of the Text: [Textual] Criticism and Deconstruction: *: Supplément [1]

D. C. Greetham

in Theories of the Text

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119937
eISBN:
9780191671265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119937.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter tries to do an essay, ‘[Textual] Criticism and Deconstruction’, to show deconstruction in action, in a version of its poetics probably somewhere between imitation and parody. It posits ... More


Introduction

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The last decade has seen a dramatic expansion of scholarly interest in the history of William Shakespeare and his work, not only in print or on the stage but also in the media and arts. Interest in ... More


Textual Criticism: The Ancient Versions

S. Talmon

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the first of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament. It focuses on textual criticism of the ancient versions of the Old Testament, pointing out that no other ancient or modern text ... More


The Pericope Adulterae and the Rise of Modern New Testament Scholarship

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter evaluates the modern scholarship on the pericope adulterae. Debates about the pericope adulterae have been central to the development of both modern textual criticism and ... More


Augustine as a Witness for the Text of the New Testament

H. A. G. Houghton

in Augustine's Text of John: Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199545926
eISBN:
9780191719974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545926.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers the types of evidence Augustine provides for the text of the New Testament. His explicit comments on variants in New Testament manuscripts and corrections to the biblical ... More


Johnson's Theory and Practice of Shakespearian Textual Criticism

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The complex character of Samuel Johnson's defence of the value of textual criticism and his conception of the literary labour of the textual critic is reflected in his editorial practice. Johnson's ... More


Conclusion: Textual Criticism and Enlightenment

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A central argument of this book has been that neither the rise of historicist approaches to the idea of linguistic correctness nor the advent of bibliographically grounded approaches to textual ... More


Donald Francis McKenzie 1931–1999

David McKitterick

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0015
Subject:
History, Historiography

Don McKenzie, Professor of English Language and Literature at Victoria University of Wellington and later Professor of Bibliography and Textual Criticism at Oxford, argued for the place of ... More


Johnson's Authorities: The Professional Scholar and English Texts in Lexicography and Textual Criticism

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The fullest account of the social and political significance of Samuel Johnson's writings about language – that by John Barrell in his Equal, Wide, Survey – points to an apparent contradiction in ... More


David Roy Shackleton Bailey 1917–2005

Richard F. Thomas

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

David Roy Shackleton Bailey (1917–2005), a Fellow of the British Academy, was a prodigious scholar, a towering figure in textual criticism and the editing and translating of Latin literature, and a ... More


Ishmael, Isaac, and Covenantal Circumcision in Genesis 17

Matthew Thiessen

in Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793563
eISBN:
9780199914456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793563.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter One provides a careful treatment of the role circumcision plays in Genesis 17. The first part of the chapter provides a detailed text-critical argument that all modern Bibles and the majority ... More


Textual Scholarship and the Making of the New Testament

David C. Parker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657810
eISBN:
9780191744860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657810.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

As a result of the advent of the computer, the concept and realization of critical editions are being rethought. This book, originally the Lyell Lectures in Bibliography at Oxford University, ... More


Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Kathryn Sutherland (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since the 1950s, when Roland Barthes re-expressed the formalist ideal of an open-ended text, there has been much interest among literary critics and theorists of text in the question of what text is ... More


The Erotic Life of Manuscripts: New Testament Textual Criticism and the Biological Sciences

Yii-Jan Lin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190279806
eISBN:
9780190279820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279806.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book explores the relationship between the field of New Testament textual criticism and the biological sciences, beginning in the eighteenth century and extending to the present. The traditional ... More


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