Marking the Text: The Presentation of Meaning on the Literary Page

Marking the Text: The Presentation of Meaning on the Literary Page

by Joe Bray, Miriam Handley, Anne C. Henry

ISBN-10: 0754601684

ISBN-13: 9780754601685

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

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Table of Contents

List of figuresviii
Notes on contributorsxiii
Redefining marks
1Mark, space, axis, function: towards a (new) theory of punctuation on historical principles1
2'[T]o correspond with you in green-covered volumes': George Eliot, G.H Lewes and the production of her books12
3Signs in the text: the role of epigraphs, footnotes and typography in clarifying the narrator--character relationship in Stendhal's Le Rouge et le noir26
4Annotating anonymity, or putting a gloss on The Shepheardes Calendar35
5The critic in the text: footnotes and marginalia in the Epilogue to Alasdair Gray's Lanark: A Life in Four Books55
6'Transplanted into more congenial soil': footnoting the Self in the poetry of Charlotte Smith71
7The meaning of margin: white space and disagreement in Whistler's The Gentle Art of Making Enemies87
8'Attending to the minute': Richardson's revisions of italics in Pamela105
9The re-mark-able rise of '...': reading ellipsis marks in literary texts120
10Where angels fear to read144
Editing marks
11Historical reading and editorial practice193
12Editing Keats's hands201
13Speaking commas / reading commas: punctuating Mansfield Park217
14Seeing the rhythm: an interpretation of sixteenth-century punctuation and metrical practice235
15Performing dramatic marks: stage directions and the revival of Caste253
16Editing Aubrey271
17Typographic translation: the Portuguese edition of Tristram Shandy (1997-98)291
18Ma(r)king the electronic text: how, why and for whom?309
Endnote: what is text?329

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