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Title
The stuff of fiction : digital editing, multiple drafts and the extended mind
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Abstract
Since genetic criticism regards modern manuscripts as a research object in and of itself, it objects to an editorial practice that treats manuscript studies as a mere tool towards the making of a scholarly edition. Still, an exchange of ideas between genetic criticism and scholarly editing can be mutually beneficial and may work in two directions. This essay therefore starts from digital scholarly editing, more specifically from recent developments in computer-assisted collation of multiple draft versions, to see how it can contribute to the study of modern manuscripts. The argument is that the combination of textual scholarship and genetic criticism can be an effective instrument for literary critics, enabling them to study the material aspect of the writing process as an inherent part of what cognitive philosophy calls the extended mind; and that this extensiveness does not only apply to the writers mind, but that an awareness of manuscripts as a crucial part of the stuff of fiction can also contribute to a better understanding of literary evocations of the fictional mind.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Textual cultures : texts, contexts, interpretation / Society for Textual Scholarship. - Bloomington, Ind., 2006, currens
Publication
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2013
ISSN
1559-2936 [print]
1933-7418 [online]
Volume/pages
8:1(2013), p. 23-37
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