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authorial determinism

authorial determinism  

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The notion that author is the creator of a text and as such is the sole arbiter of its meaning. For the limitations of this view, see authorial intention.
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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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History, Social sciences
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Before the later 20th century, the idea that an editor aimed to present a text that embodied the intentions

Bowers, Fredson

Bowers, Fredson  

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(1905–91),American academic bibliographer, significant for his radical theoretical and practical contributions to the detailed study of Elizabethan printing processes, in editions (of Dekker, ...
Center for Editions of American Authors

Center for Editions of American Authors  

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Organized by the Modern Language Association (1963) to promote textual and bibliographical study and to oversee the creation of approved texts for definitive editions of classic American authors, ...
copy-text

copy-text  

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The specific text used as the basis for a later edition of a given work. The scholarly editor of a literary work by a deceased author will decide upon the copy-text and reproduce this, accompanied by ...
critical edition

critical edition  

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A scholarly edition that does not replicate the text of one document, but rather presents a corrected text, compiled from one or more source documents, and an apparatus recording editorial ...
eclectic edition

eclectic edition  

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A scholarly critical edition with a reading text constructed from multiple source documents. Usually characterized as an attempt to reconstruct the (now lost) original authorial text out of the ...
formalism

formalism  

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Alleged fault in comp. by Soviet Union composers for which Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and others were officially criticized, esp. in 1948. The criticism is of too much intellectual emphasis on form as ...
foul papers

foul papers  

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A dramatist's original, manuscript drafts, as distinct from a fair copy.
house rules and house style

house rules and house style  

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Printers have always regulated their procedures in order to achieve smooth running of their business. Such house rules (or rules of the house) can be divided between those created by ...
ideal reader

ideal reader  

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The role in which a reader of a text is positioned as a subject through the use of particular modes of address. For Eco this term is not intended to suggest a ‘perfect’ reader who entirely echoes any ...
intentional fallacy

intentional fallacy  

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A phrase coined by the American New Critics W. K. Wimsatt Jr and Monroe C. Beardsley in an essay of 1946 to describe the common assumption that an author's declared or assumed intention in writing a ...
meaning

meaning  

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Philosophy
Whatever it is that makes what would otherwise be mere sounds and inscriptions into instruments of communication and understanding. The philosophical problem is to demystify this power, and to relate ...
New Bibliography

New Bibliography  

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The approach pioneered by A. W. Pollard, McKerrow and Greg that transformed 20th-century Anglo-American bibliographical studies. McKerrow and Greg were contemporaries at Trinity College, Cambridge, ...
punctuation

punctuation  

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Elizabethan punctuation was different from, and freer than, modern. In setting up type, compositors seem to have felt at liberty to alter the punctuation of their manuscripts. The result is that we ...
reader-response theory

reader-response theory  

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A view of literary interpretation associated with the American critic Stanley Fish. It holds that meaning does not reside in the text, but in the mind of the reader. The text functions only as a ...
representation

representation  

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[Latin repraesentare ‘to make present or manifest’]1. Depicting or ‘making present’ something which is absent (e.g. people, places, events, or abstractions) in a different form: as in paintings, ...
versioning

versioning  

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Unlike eclectic or critical editing, which conflate multiple (and sometimes drastically different) versions of a work to produce a single easily readable text, versioning makes available entire ...

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