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Contemporary German Editorial Theory makes available for the first time in English ten major essays by seven German theorists, together with an original introductory meditation by Hans Walter Gabler, editor of the celebrated edition of James Joyce's Ulysses. The volume thus participates in the paradigm shift in editorial theory that has led both to theoretical reconception of the field and to groundbreaking practical results. Topics discussed include the distinction between historical record and editor's interpretation, the display of multiple versions, concepts of authorization and intention, and the relations of textual theory to approaches like deconstruction and semiotics. The book also includes suggestions for further reading in both languages and a glossary of technical terms.
Contributors are Hans Zeller, Miroslav Cervenka, Elisabeth Höpker-Herberg, Henning Boetius, Siegfried Scheibe, and Gerhard Seidel.
Bringing together the heretofore separate Anglo- American and German approaches will strengthen each separately and prepare the way for a new hybrid combining the advantages of both orientations. This book will interest not only students of Anglo-American or German literature, but all who study cultural construction and transmission.
Hans Walter Gabler is Professor of English Literature, University of Munich. George Bornstein is Professor of English, University of Michigan. Gillian Borland Pierce is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature, University of Michigan.
|Translations of Technical Terms|
|Introduction: Textual Criticism and Theory in Modern German Editing||1|
|Record and Interpretation: Analysis and Documentation as Goal and Method of Editing||17|
|Textual Criticism and Semiotics||59|
|Reflections on the Synoptic Mode of Presenting Variants, with an Example from Klopstock's Messias||79|
|Structure and Genesis in Editing: On German and Anglo-American Textual Criticism||95|
|(De)Constructing Texts by Editing: Reflections on the Receptional Significance of Textual Apparatuses||125|
|Preliminary Reflections on a Generative Theory of Editing||153|
|Theoretical Problems of the Authorization and Constitution of Texts||171|
|On the Editorial Problem of the Text||193|
|What Is a Text? Attempts at Defining a Central Concept in Editorial Theory||209|
|Changing Intention in the Process of Writing: A Poem by Bertolt Brecht on Karl Kraus in a Historical-Critical Edition||233|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||273|