Realising (re)vision, manipulating manoeuvres: editing the English Middle Ages

  • Kenna L. Olsen Mount Royal University

Abstract


This article discusses the importance and relevance of textual editing for students and scholars of historical literatures, especially Middle English texts. By surveying the different types of editions necessary for studying Middle English literature, the author argues that in the "digital age," an understanding of The Edition is necessary, not only for the preservation of cultural texts, but also for the contribution and understanding of interpretations fundamental to literary disciplines.

Author Information

Kenna L. Olsen, Mount Royal University

Kenna Olsen researches and teaches Old and Middle English literature at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. She focuses on vernacular textual and editing studies, and medieval rhetorical analysis and reception theory (specifically the transmission of manuscripts from the Middle Ages and the analysis of Middle English writing systems). 

Published
20-Jan-2014
How to Cite
Olsen, K. (2014, January 20). Realising (re)vision, manipulating manoeuvres: editing the English Middle Ages. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts. Retrieved from http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/688