Textual apparatus and reader engagement

Valerie Rumbold

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Textual apparatus contains the core of the research done in the making of a scholarly edition but is often hidden at the back of the book and coded in ways that discourage exploration. Reader engagement can be encouraged to by headnote summaries of textual transmission, by reference to relevant textual issues in annotation, and by a greater application of textual research in wider scholarship and criticism on individual writers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Handbook of Editing Early Modern Texts
EditorsClaire Loffman, Harriet Phillips
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781315564807
ISBN (Print)978147274780
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameMaterial Readings in Early Modern Culture


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