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Theories of the Text

D. C. Greetham


Theories of the Text is a comprehensive account of the changing practice of bibliography, textual criticism, and scholarly editing in the light of the diverse currents of contemporary critical theory. It offers both an introduction to the history of textual debate and an account of the current debates over such issues as authorial intention, textual organicism, the socialization of the text, and intertextuality. Despite the positivist tradition of textual scholarship, the author argues, such work is a hermeneutic activity taking place within certain (usually unacknowledged) social ... More

Keywords: bibliography, textual criticism, scholarly editing, textual debate, authorial intention, textual organicism, socialization, intertextuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198119937
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119937.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. C. Greetham, author
City University of New York