Love, forgery and strange desires: textual editing as research practice

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Bickle, Sharon. 2019. "Love, forgery and strange desires: textual editing as research practice." Baker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna Lee and Webb, Jen (ed.) Publishing and culture. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 139-153
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Love, forgery and strange desires: textual editing as research practice

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1417
Book TitlePublishing and culture
Authors
AuthorBickle, Sharon
EditorsBaker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna Lee and Webb, Jen
Page Range139-153
Chapter Number8
Number of Pages14
Year2019
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of PublicationNewcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
ISBN9781527528048
Web Address (URL)https://www.cambridgescholars.com/publishing-and-culture
Abstract

For academics, working in the archive is often a romanticised journey—its letters, diaries, and billets-doux retain the frisson of history (Steedman 2001; Dever, Newman and Vickery 2009). In contrast, the work of the textual editor is seldom considered more than dry scholarship.
This chapter puts aside the idea of textual editing as detached, rational scholarship in order to re-think its obsessive passions as research practice and discuss how the editing of life-writings can bring relationships and events to life in a meaningful way.

KeywordsMichael Field; textual editing, lifewriting
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470504. British and Irish literature
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Humanities and Communication
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