Reaching Out to the Reader The Audio Guide as a Tool in Digital Genetic Editions

Main Article Content

Eleni Petridou
Katerina Tiktopoulou


When designing a digital genetic edition, one of the most challenging and demanding tasks, upon which the success or failure of the editing venture lies, is the ability of the editor to communicate the transformations of the work that took place during the process of its writing in a comprehensible, reliable, and simultaneously attractive way. In this paper we suggest supplementary tools that may appear valuable in designing a digital reading environment suitable not only for the expert but also the common — motivated — reader and address some matters that appear crucial for reading and interacting with digital genetic editions. The challenge to reach out to the reader of the digital genetic edition and seek tools to improve her reading experience stems from our engagement with D. Solomòs' manuscripts and incomplete works and, more particularly, from the implementation of a digital scholarly edition of his manuscript corpus that will also include genetic editions for some of his works.


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

III. The Aesthetic Experiences of Digital Editions
Author Biographies

Eleni Petridou , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Eleni Petridou is a PhD Candidate at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research interests include Modern Greek Literature, genetic criticism, modern manuscript studies, and digital scholarly editing. Her dissertation attempts a genetic analysis and editorial presentation of one of Dionysios Solomòs’s major unfinished works, Lambros. Since 2018 she has been a co-editor of the Solomos Digital Archive, the digital edition of Dionysios Solomòs’s manuscript corpus.

Katerina Tiktopoulou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Katerina Tiktopoulou is Associate Professor in Modern Greek Literature at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She researches and teaches sixteenth- and seventeenth-century vernacular literature, nineteenth century literature and culture of the Ionian Islands, manuscript studies, scholarly editing, and digital humanities. She has published the second revised diplomatic edition of the manuscripts of Dionysios Solomòs (Athens, 1998–2012). Her current principal project is the digital edition of Dionysios Solomòs’s manuscripts (Solomòs Digital Archive).