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Why do authors produce textual variation on purpose? Or, why publish a text that is still unfolding?

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Post-publication revision causes problems for both an AngloAmerican editorial tradition and genetic critics. Discussion of variance in Shakespeare, Henry James, T. S. Eliot, and Sylvia Plath shows that publication is only as much of an event as an author makes it. It need not entail a neat breach between genesis and transmission. Using WitgensteinȂs notion of ȃseeing asȄ, I propose that ȃin processȄ ǻstill being composedǼ and ȃinishedȄ ǻready for transmissionǼ are aspects of textual apprehens...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
European Society for Textual Scholarship Publisher's website
Journal:
Variants Journal website
Issue:
12-13
Pages:
77-103
Publication date:
2017-05-01
EISSN:
1879-6095
ISSN:
1573-3084
Source identifiers:
708863
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pubs:708863
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uuid:8dc2e01c-26ba-4869-bd2a-3dc722c9237e
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pubs:708863
Deposit date:
2017-07-20

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