Publication
Title
The dynamics of incompletion: multilingual manuscripts genetics and digital philology
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Abstract
To examine the dynamics of incompletion that characterizes many writings by twentieth century authors, the following essay investigates the possibilities to visualize (1) switches, (2) shuffles and (3) shifts in modern multilingual manuscripts with digital philological tools. (1) Jerome McGanns notions of the bibliographical and the linguistic codes were originally not coined in relation to manuscript studies, but they can be applied to a particular form of code switching between an image-based and a text-based approach. (2) Another phenomenon that typically marks the writing process of literary texts is the practice of shuffling textual segments when their definitive position has not yet been fixed. (3) Finally, transtextual shifts in multilingual manuscripts are not only limited to intertextual references, but often have a language-related dimension as well.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Neohelicon: acta comparationis litterarium universarum / Akadémiai Kiadó. - Budapest
Publication
Budapest : 2009
ISSN
0324-4652
Volume/pages
36:2(2009), p. 451-461
ISI
000272367100016
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 24.12.2009
Last edited 07.11.2017
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