Editorial Studies

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  • CAS EI 501: The Theory and Practice of Literary Editing
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing or consent of instructor.
    An introduction to the theory, practice, and principles of editorial decisions, such as questions of modernization, revision, and annotation. Featuring a dozen visiting speakers and attending to notable editorial achievements.
  • CAS EI 503: Textual Scholarship
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing or consent of instructor.
    Fundamentals of textual scholarship: bibliography, paleography, typography, textual criticism, and annotation.
  • CAS EI 505: Manuscripts at Mugar
    Manuscripts, letters, literature, film, etc-inspire our Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. This course explores these for understanding and enjoyment. At Gotlieb and the Editorial Institute, undergraduate and graduate students have their hands on originals, on presentation, and on individual interests.
  • CAS EI 508: Editing Across the Disciplines
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor.
    An introduction to editorial work in several disciplines, highlighting the practices, problems, and solutions encountered in each and identifying common principles where found. Editorial case histories in English literature, the Bible, classical texts, philosophical works, and music are considered.
  • CAS EI 509: History of the Book
    The history of the book from Gutenberg to Google. Consideration is given to: parallels between the print and electronic revolutions; libraries and archives, authorship and copyright, publishing processes and reading practices, and the future of the book.