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New Theory, New Editors and Readers, New Editions

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Presentation given at 49th Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, in the session "Medieval Texts and Digital Editions: Obstacles and Opportunities", organized by SEENET/Piers Plowman Electronic Archive

Presentation given at 49th Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, in the session "Medieval Texts and Digital Editions: Obstacles and Opportunities", organized by SEENET/Piers Plowman Electronic Archive

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  • 1. New Theory, New Editors and Readers, New Editions Peter Robinson University of Saskatchewan
  • 2. — Edition? — Social Edition? — Documentary Edition? — Archive? — Resource? —Thematic research collection? New Theory: what’s in a name?
  • 3. — Try to include everything! — Try to be all things to all people! — Be social! Let anyone do anything! Bad theory leads to bad editions What happens if you don’t resist the materials?
  • 4. You can include images and transcriptions of documents really easily — Jane Austen manuscripts — Shakespeare quartos — The edition is not the interface Failing to resist: the “image- based” edition
  • 5. — You need a theory of the work (forthcoming Ecdotica collection) — Edition 101: a hypothesis of relationships among the documents and the work An edition mediates the work
  • 6. This is what I call an edition
  • 7. These things are really tough to make — Gather all the images — Transcribe all the texts — Compare all the texts — Discover how they are related — Produce an edition
  • 8. — Textual Communities — www.textualcommunities.usask.ca It takes a community
  • 9. 1. The text of both the document and of the work should be encoded; 2. All editorial acts should be attributed; 3. All materials should, by default, be available by a Creative Commons share-alike license; 4. All materials should be available independent of any one interface; 5. All materials should be held in a sustainable long-term storage system, such as an institutional repository
  • 10. Social, Digital, Scholarly Editing Saskatoon, 11-13 July 2013
  • 11. How we may work NOT: One Edition/One Scholar/One Digital Humanist INSTEAD: Lots of editions with lots of people creating lots of data, open to all Lots of other people doing lots of things with the data – making interfaces, exploring it different ways Many Editions/Many Scholars/Many Digital Humanists
  • 12. Coming soon! The CantApp: Chaucer for mobile phones www.textualcommunities.usask.ca peter.robinson@usask.ca