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Women and “The Practical Impact of Writing” and Reading

So, some of my ideas in this blog are a little half-baked, but this week’s reading took me to interesting places, like into the arms of a pirate. Many things were interesting in Chartier’s piece, though I found the statistics difficult…
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Week 5: Jerome McGann, W. B. Yeats, Wimsatt & Beardsley

G. Thomas Tanselle says editors need to be hyper-conscious of the context of a piece of writing (eclectic editing). Hershel Parker says the editor needs to avoid the “noise” or “corruption” of other editions, editors, etc. To use a printed…
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“Voyagers” and Explorers – Chartier’s Unexplored Spaces

Chartier states early in his essay that “The task of the historians is, then, to reconstruct the variations that differentiate the “readable space” (the texts in their material and discursive forms) and those which govern the circumstances of their “actualization”…
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