Editing the nation's memory: textual scholarship and by Dirk van Hulle, Joseph Theodoor Leerssen

By Dirk van Hulle, Joseph Theodoor Leerssen

Europe's geographical regions emerged from a fancy of nineteenth-century advancements during which cultural consciousness-raising performed a formative position. The nineteenth-century mirrored image on Europe's nationwide identities concerned a re-inventory and revalorisation of the vernacular cultural previous and, especially, the nation's literary historical past. in every single place in Europe, foundational texts (including medieval epics and romances, historic legislation and chronicles) have been retrieved from their imprecise repositories. In new, revealed versions, ready in keeping with the rising educational criteria of textual scholarship, they have been appropriated, contested and canonised as public symbols of the nation's permanence in historical past. This frequently overlooked, yet crucially vital Europe-wide means of 'editing the nation's reminiscence' concerned outdated states and rising international locations, huge and small nations, metropolitan and peripheral areas; it straddled politics, the educational professionalization of textual scholarship and of the human sciences, and literary flavor. This selection of reviews by means of impressive experts bargains a comparative synopsis on exemplary instances from all corners of the eu continent.

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For textual scholars romanticism brought a number of different developments: on the one 2 A good example is Nicolaes Heinsius, see Blok 1984. 54 Geert Lernout hand all the major Greek and Latin texts had already been edited and most of the efforts would henceforth be directed on the one hand towards the edition of the more obscure texts and on the other hand to the annotation of those works that were beginning to be considered and marketed as ‘the classics’. A. Wolf’s study Prolegomena ad Homerum that turned the Greek poet from the classicist writer of the previous era into a natural, naive and folk poet (or group of poets).

Notes on the Text of T. S. Eliot: Variants from Russell Square. Studies in Bibliography 9: 21-49. Biasi, Pierre-Marc de. 2000. La Génétique des textes. Paris: Nathan. Bowers, Fredson. 1966. Textual and Literary Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Brunner, Otto, Werner Conze, Reinhart Koselleck, eds. 2004. Geschichtliche Grundbegriffe: Historisches Lexikon zur politisch-sozialen Sprache in Deutschland, vol. 1. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. 1980. The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Marginalia I (Abbt to Byfield).

2005. Version, Agency, Intention: The Cross-fertilising of German and Anglo-America Editorial Traditions. Variants 4: 5-27. Goedeke, Karl. 1867-76. Schillers sämmtliche Schriften: Historisch-kritische Ausgabe. ; Stuttgart. Gothot-Mersch, Claudine. 1994. Les études de genèse en France de 1950 à 1960. Genesis 5: 175-87. Gruber, Howard E. 1974. Darwin on Man: A Psychological Study of Scientific Creativity. London: Wildwood House. Hurlebusch, Klaus. 1986. Deutungen literarischer Arbeitsweise. Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie, Sonderheft 105: 4-42.

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