Monthly Archives: August 2007

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Project (Entry 3): Experiment

This is the third (and most speculative) draft entry in a projected multi-part posting. During next week these documents will be refined. This posting on “Experiment” is accompanied by previous posting on “Composition History” and “Editorial Approach.” I am proposing–attempting … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin Project (Entry 2): Editorial Approach

This is the second draft entry in a projected multi-part posting. During next week these documents will be refined. This posting on “Editorial Approach” is accompanied by a previous posting on “Composition History” and a subsequent posting on an “Experiment.” … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin Project (Entry 1): Composition History

This is the first draft entry in a projected multi-part posting. During next week these documents will be refined. This posting on “Composition History” is to be accompanied by a posting on “Editorial Approach” and another on an “Experiment.” I … Continue reading

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Error and the Textual Scholar

Early in my graduate school career, I was affected deeply by a comment from textual scholar Peter L. Shillingsburg. He asked, about some work that I was doing–and I paraphrase to the best of my memory–“If your quotation of the … Continue reading

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Canonization and Reprint Culture, a note on McGill

I’ve been immersed in Meredith McGill’s formidable American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853. McGill provides a compellingly readable account of antebellum reprint culture. The book’s method illuminates a disciplinary boundary and a fundamental paradox. The paradox is that … Continue reading

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