Event: Textuality in Transition: A workshop on editing texts from medieval Britain

Date: 20-21 May 2014

In 2014, the Early English Text Society will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding. For a century and a half the Society has published editions of Old and Middle English and Older Scots literature for modern readers. As part of the celebrations of the 150th birthday of the Society, there will be a workshop for graduate students and recently postdoctoral scholars: Textuality in Transition: A workshop on editing texts from medieval Britain.

Textuality in Transition will introduce the theory and practice of editing to a new generation of students of English language, literature and manuscripts studies, to enable them to take up editing projects for themselves. It will involve lectures, discussions and practical exercises in editing in groups. The course will be led by the members of the Council of the Early English Text Society and others, including Richard Beadle, Julia Boffey, Richard Dance, Susan Irvine, William Marx, Andy Orchard, Ad Putter, Jeremy Smith and H. L. Spencer.

Textuality in Transition will be held at St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK, from 1.30 p.m. on 20 May till 4.30p.m. on 21 May 2014. Dinner on 20 May and lunch on 21 May will be provided free. To register online, click here. Participants must make their own arrangements for accommodation. For some options, see Oxford Rooms.

The cost to take part will be £14 for members of the Early English Text Society or £24 for non-members. To join the Early English Text Society, for £30 a year, download membership forms from this website.

You can download a flyer for Textuality in Transition here. For further enquiries, email the Executive Secretary, Daniel Wakelin.

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