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Sheherazade's notebook: editing textual dysteleology and autographic modernism

Abstract:

Critical editions of ‘Complete Works’ are typically organized in a teleological manner, using each of the author's published works as an endpoint. In addition to this useful tradition, this article suggests a ‘dysteleological’ approach. The term ‘dysteleology’, indicating that evolution has no inherent goal, was coined in the years leading up to Modernism. The existence of vestigial organs served as an example to corroborate the ‘dysteleological’ view. A writer's unused notes may be regarded ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3366/mod.2020.0277

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Modernist Cultures Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
12-28
Publication date:
2020-02-12
Acceptance date:
2020-02-01
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EISSN:
1753-8629
ISSN:
2041-1022
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1092346
Local pid:
pubs:1092346
Deposit date:
2020-03-10

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