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Editing Contexts: Historical Editions of Literary Works and their Afterlives - 22/06/2018, Oxford (E


Editing Contexts is a one-day interdisciplinary conference on historical editions of literary works, kindly supported by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). It will be held on Friday 22nd June at TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford. We invite abstracts from graduate students and early career researchers working on editorial practices in all periods of European literature.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 22/06/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities TORCH (Oxford, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Il-Kweon Sir; Matthew Day (University of Oxford)

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We are pleased to announce that our conference, Editing Contexts, is now free to attend thanks to the kind generosity of Merton College, Oxford


9:15-9:30: Welcome

9:30-10:00: Gabriel Nocchi Macedo (University of Liège). Ancient Editions of Greek and Latin Poetry: Evidence from Scholars and Scribes

10:00-10:30: Talitha Kearey (University of Cambridge). Burnt manuscripts, Lost Editions, Imperial Censorship: Editorial Authority in the Ancient Virgilian Commentary Tradition

10:30-11:00: Break

11:00-11:30: Cecilia Sideri (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia). An Italian Vernacular Edition of Diodorus Siculus during the Renaissance

11:30-12:00: Olivia Montepaone (Università degli Studi di Milano). M. –A. Muret’s Apocolocyntosis (1585) and its Legacy between Reverence and Oblivion: Samples of Editorial Practice in the Res Publica Litterarum

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-13:30: Olivia Tolley Madin (University of Oxford). The Edition as Encyclopaedia: Jean Frédéric Bernard’s Paratextual ‘Rabelais’ (1741)

13:30-14:00: Davide Massimo (University of Oxford). Beyond the Anthology: Editing Greek Epigrams after Gow and Page

14:00-14:30: Polly Corrigan (King’s College London). Editors and Censors: the Experience of Writers in the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 1930s

14:30-15:00: Break

15:00-15:45: Keynote Speaker, Rhiannon Daniels (University of Bristol)

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