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    Textual Scholarship and Contemporary Literature: Jennifer Egan’s Editorial Processes and the Archival Edition of Emerald City

    Eve, Martin Paul (2019) Textual Scholarship and Contemporary Literature: Jennifer Egan’s Editorial Processes and the Archival Edition of Emerald City. LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory , ISSN 1043-6928. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Despite a strong pedigree of textual scholarship in literary studies, the study of contemporary literature often eschews such methods on the grounds that there is an insufficient archive to fully comprehend the production of just-published work. In this article I argue for a turn to textual scholarship in the field of contemporary literary studies through the comparison of geographically diverse publications of texts serving as documentary co-archives of emergence. To make this case I document the two very different versions of Jennifer Egan’s first-published collection of fiction, Emerald City (1993 and 1996), charting the interpretational consequences of her editorial processes within that early work. Until the embargo expires, a version is available on the author's personal website at https://eve.gd/2019/07/06/textual-scholarship-and-contemporary-literary-studies-jennifer-egans-editorial-processes-and-the-archival-edition-of-emerald-city/

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Martin Paul Eve
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2019 20:36
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 02:08
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/28029

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