Leeds Symposium on Textual Studies

Event Date: 
09 Jun 2017


University of Leeds


Textual studies, textual editing and approaches to the history of the book are never far removed from debate or even controversy. This is particularly true at the present time, when numerous new large-scale critical editions are under way, employing different methodologies and leading to outputs in both print and digital forms. The School of English at Leeds has long been associated with the historical study of texts and with editions ranging widely across historical periods. This one-day symposium will bring together scholars engaged in similar projects, as well as those wishing to offer wider methodological reflections.

Proposals are invited for papers on any aspect of textual editing, bibliography, and the history of the book. Contributions from all historical periods are welcome. Proposals that consider the methodologies and prac­tices appropriate for editing texts that fall beyond the normally understood parameters of ‘Literature’ are particularly encouraged, including political texts, travel writing, religious works etc.


Abstracts of approximately 250 words should be sent to r.w.jones@leeds.ac.uk by 24 April 2017. PGRs and ECRs may wish to offer poster presentations and space will be provided for their display. (There will be a small conference fee for this event of £15).

Submission date for papers: 
24 Apr 2017
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