Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2021

Publication Title

Textual Cultures

Volume

14

Issue

1

Pages

39-49

Abstract

Paul Eggert’s The Work and the Reader in Literary Studies: Scholarly Editing and Book History elaborates a general program for the study of literature centered on the question, “What is the thing read?” Concepts of document, text, and work are parsed with care, generating many valuable insights and clarifications, but there is need for more thinking about the linguistic medium of literature. To textual studies, bibliography, and book history — the trio of foundational disciplines advocated by Eggert — one should add philology, or the study of literary language.

Identifier

10.14434/tc.v14i1.32827

Comments

Author Posting. © Ian Cornelius, 2021. It is posted here by permission of Society for Textual Scholarship for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Textual Cultures, Vol. 14, Iss. 1, 2021 http://dx.doi.org/10.14434/tc.v14i1.32827

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