Editorial Studies

  • 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 507: Publishing Procedures
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EI 509.
    A graduate-level course. It examines the history, principles, and practices of book publication focusing on scholarly and serious trade monographs. The course is designed for editors, scholars, and writers.
  • 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.
  • GRS EI 701: The Theory and Practice of Literary Editing
    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.
  • GRS EI 703: Annotation
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS EI 503.
    Studies in allusions, sources, dating, topical contexts, annotation as a part of the work itself, and marginal glosses, among other topics.
  • GRS EI 704: Editions
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS EI 503.
    A consideration of the major editions of an author or authors. Subject varies.
  • GRS EI 802: Advanced Topics in Editing: Word and Image
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing
    An historical and critical description of the relation between printed text and forms of illustration in selected works dating from 1500 to the present day.
  • GRS EI 901: Directed Study
    Directed study in a topic in editorial studies.
  • GRS EI 902: Directed Study
    Directed study in a topic in editorial studies.