The Genesis of Academic Editing: Applying the Process to Critical Editions, Journals, and Volumes

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Larissa Tracy


This essay functions as a response, reflection, and extension of the three preceding articles. The editorial theories elaborated therein, whether “positivist” or “rationalist” (Farrell), authoritative (Koster) or hypertextual (Guthrie) all relate to the practice of academic editing. Each editorial decision, whether in a critical edition, an edited collection, a monograph, or an academic peer-reviewed journal, relies to some extant on putting those theories into practice.


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