ESTS 2017

Editorial Degrees of Intervention

Fourteenth annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS).

Venue: Colegio San José de Caracciolos. Trinidad, 3, 28801 Alcalá de Henares
Dates: 23-24 November 2017
Registration deadline: 31 October 2017

The conference theme is “Editorial degrees of intervention”. Editing a text is a way of making it our own, of bringing it to our time and our cultural context regardless of the language and the time of production. This explains why each period needs their own editions. Probably, editors will not be neutral when facing the texts they are working
on. For more information on the conference theme, please refer to its original CFP.

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Conference Programme

! Updated 9 October 2017 

Thursday 23 November

09:00 Registration
10:00 Welcome and Opening Keynote: Inés Fernández Ordóñez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
11:00 Parallel Sessions 1 and 2
Session 1

  • Susanna Bertone – In and around the Avanzi’s editions of Catullus: how paratextual evidences can help the study of the variants
  • Giovanni Grandi – How many texts in a single manuscript? The case study of a fifteenth century Catullan collation
  • Jan Čermák – “The editorʾs voice and the authorʾs voice”: a few observations on the case of The Kalevala
  • Jorge L. Bueno Alonso – “Are the in-laws swearing?”: Editing Old English Manuscripts for Translation, through Beowulf’s “þara ymbsittendra” (9), “þæt […] elan cwen” (62) and “aþum swerian” (83)

Session 2

  • Peter Boot – Editing social media: the case of online book discussion
  • Jiri Flaisman & Michal Kosák – Does the medium matter? Editorial interventions in digital scholarly editing
  • Ewa Janion – Digital Scholarly Edition of Juliusz Słowacki’s Travel Notebook: Editorial Principles and Their Implementation in the Digital Environment
  • Paul Eggert – Modes of Editorial Intervention: From Work to Version to Digital Editing

13:15 UAH visit – Rectorado Building
14:00 Lunch
15:30 Parallel Sessions 3 and 4
Session 3

  • Jessica Carmona CejudoAsterisci Maniculaeque: an Analysis of Marginal Annotations in Sloane MS 770
  • Marta González Blanco – An edition of the Middle English translation of the
    Antidotarium Nicolai
  • Tamara Pérez Fernández – The Value of a Gloss: Editorial Approaches to the Marginalia in the Manuscripts and Printed Editions of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde
  • Javier Calle Martín – Between the Author’s and the Editor’s Voices: A Synoptic Edition of the English Vernacular Versions of John Arderne’s Treatise on Urines

Session 4

  • John Gouws – A second bite of the cherry: making decisions about a new edition of Fulke Greville’s prose after four decades
  • Anthony Mandal – Relocating Authority in the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson: The Editor as Jekyll/Hyde
  • Maximiliaan Van Woudenberg – Stories of Influence and Inspiration: Editing the First Scholarly Edition of Fantasmagoriana (1812)
  • Sakari KatajamäkiThrough the Looking Glass: Editorial invariance

17:30 Coffee break
18:00 Parallel Sessions 5 and 6
Session 5

  • Mark Hutchings – Act/Scene Division in Early Modern English Drama and Editorial Practices
  • José Camões and José Pedro Sousa – Editing the stage
  • Laura Ivaska – Translators as Editors
  • Jesús Tronch – Digital text editor, encoder, curator, textual critic? Degrees of editorial intervention in the open-access Early Modern European Theatre collection

Session 6

  • Álvaro Casillas Pérez – Historians and Archives on the Digital Age. New Practices of Analysis and Representation of Archival Records on the Web
  • Rodrigo Escribano Roca – Imperial Editions. The “Colección de documentos inéditos de Indias” and the construction of a Pan- Hispanic past (1864-1884)
  • Samuli Kaislaniemi & Anni Sairio – Do editors do what they say? Charting orthographical reliability in editions of English historical letters
  • Julia Benavent & Ma José Coperias – Editing 16th-century news pamphlets: the case of an Italian pamphlet informing on Wyatt’s Rebellion

20:30 Dinner: Restaurant El Parador, Colegios, 8. 28801 Alcalá de Henares

Friday 24 November

09:00 Parallel Sessions 7 and 8
Session 7

  • Jakub RihaMetri causa: The Nature of Metre and Editing of Poetic Texts
  • Paulius Subacius – Collection vs Oeuvre: Editor as Composer
  • Mikas Vaicekauskas – Suffering Donelaitis: Cultural Context and Editing of the Poem The Seasons (Metai)
  • Georgy Vekshin & Ekaterina Khomyakova – Non-canonical punctuation of Alexander Pushkin in the mirror of the videotext digital publishing project

Session 8

  • Jude Davies – Recording Absence: Making Explicit the Editorial Decision not to Intervene
  • Lucie Doležalová & Michal Dragoun – Much Editorial Intervention in Late Medieval Bohemia
  • Emilia Lipiec & Wojciech Kruszewski – Lost in Edition: On Problems of Editing an Unpublished Work by Karol Wojtyła
  • Chaim Milikowsky – Stemmatics and Editorial Intervention in Rabbinic Philology. A Study in Their Non-History

11:00 Coffee
11:30 Parallel Sessions 9 and 10
Session 9

  • Irene Diego Rodríguez – To expand abbreviations or not to expand them, that is the question
  • Laura Esteban Segura – Digital Editing of Early Modern English Handwritten Texts: Handling Scribal Errors and Corrections
  • Jesús Romero Barranco – Edition and Palaeographic Analysis of MS Hunter 135 (ff. 34r-121v)
  • Ma José Esteve Ramos – Some issues concerning CUL 29: a collection of treatises on Urines

Session 10

  • Tara L. Andrews & Joris Van Zundert – Intervention forestalled: digital editions and the primacy of syntax
  • Elli Bleeker & Ronald Haentjens Dekker – Scholarly Intervention in Automated Collation Software
  • Zsófi Fellegi – Display tools and repository services as frameworks of encoding: compromise or intervention?
  • Gábor Palkó – Data enrichment, semantic annotation and named entity recognition as “intervention” in digital scholarly editions

13:30 Lunch
15:30 Parallel Sessions 11 and 12
Session 11

  • Ronan Crowley & Joshua Schäuble – What is a Proof Level? Editorial Intervention in Ulysses: A Digital Critical and Synoptic Edition
  • Bram Oostveen – Editing an Autobiography in Pictures
  • Stéphanie Polis; Vincent Razanajao & Nathalie Sojic – Rethinking digital critical editions in Egyptology: a case-study on the literary ostraca from Deir el-Medina.
  • Wim Van Mierlo – Engaging with the Literary Archive: Digital Interventions

Session 12

  • Gabrielle Wix – The contemporaneity of author and editor: Some methodological and epistemological considerations on the genetic approach to living authors’ works.
  • Dirk Van Hulle – The Unfakable in Textual Scholarship: Towards a Comparative History of the Literary Draft
  • Wout Dillen – Conjecture of Chronology in Digital Scholarly Editing
  • João Dionísio – Emendation in Almeida Garrett’s Frei Luís de Sousa

17:30 Coffee
18:00 Closing Keynote: Jeremy Smith (University of Glasgow)
18:50 Closing
19:00 General Assembly (Members Meeting)

Organizing Committee

Isabel de la Cruz Cabanillas
Belén Almeida Cabrejas
Pedro Sánchez Prieto-Borja

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