Course open to BDMS students (and BDMS exchange students) only. All others should contact the course lecturer.
This course provides an introduction into the ways in which historical and literary documents can be presented to the reader. Students are made familiar with theoretical and practical aspects of the work of the (scholarly) editor in a hands-on approach.
- Understanding of the elementary principles of textual edition.
- The ability to independently produce a modern text edition of a published or unpublished document.
The timetable will be available by June 1 on the website
Mode of instruction
Combination of lectures and hands-on meeetings, supported by background reading.
The course load of this course is 140 hours.
lectures and meetings: 26
reading background literature: 44
producing a text edition: 70.
Preparing a text edition (80%); group discussion and oral presentation (20%).
To complete the final mark, please take notice of the following:
1) the final grade for the course is established by determining the weighted average;
2) the final grade for the course is established by (i) determination of the weighted average combined with (ii) additional requirements. These additional requirements generally relate to one or more of the subtests which always have to be sufficient.
In the case of a fail you are entitled to prepare a new or adjust the existing text edition.
Blackboard will be used to provide students with an overview of current affairs, as well as specific information about (components of) the course.
Greetham, D.C., Textual scholarship: An introduction (London/New York, 1992).
Registration Studeren à la carte en Contractonderwijs
Media Studies student administration, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102C. Tel. 071 5272144;
Coordinator of studies: Ms S.J. de Kok, MA, P.N. van Eyckhof 3, room 1.01b.