Textual apparatus and reader engagement

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Colleges, School and Institutes


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
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameMaterial Readings in Early Modern Culture