Editing Otherwise

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Mathelinda Nabugodi


In her important book, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016), Christina Sharpe encourages Black scholars to “imagine otherwise” in order to do justice to the painful legacies contained in the archive. In this provocation, I consider the ramifications that Sharpe’s argument might have for editorial scholarship and finish with an invitation to re-examine the boundary between editing and adaptation.


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Mathelinda Nabugodi, University of Cambridge

Mathelinda Nabugodi is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. She was the first to be awarded a PhD in Creative Critical Writing from UCL for her dissertation Life after Life: Reading Percy Bysshe Shelley and Walter Benjamin. She has edited Shelley’s translations from Aeschylus, Calderón, and Goethe for The Poems of Shelley in the Longman Annotated English Poets series as well as the essay collection Thinking Through Relation: Encounters in Creative Critical Writing (2021).