Variants: a conference

OCTET (Oxford Centre for Textural Editing and Theory) is holding its latest half-day conference on Thursday of 0th week (16 January 2020). We have a distinguished panel of speakers who are addressing the question of variants as it features in literatures of different periods and in editions of different kinds. Our visitor this time is Penny Fielding from Edinburgh, an eminent editor of Scott and Stevenson. All are very welcome.
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12.15 Lunch following the Faculty research morning

12.45 Dirk van Hulle (Jesus College):
‘Textual Pentimenti: Editing Beckett’s Work as Process’

2.00 Break

2.05 Penny Fielding (University of Edinburgh):
‘Editing the Nineteenth-century novel: Scott and Stevenson’

3.20 Tea

3.45 Daniel Sawyer (Merton College):
‘Editing Variants in the Wycliffite Bible and the Canterbury Tales’

4.25 Andrew Dickinson (New College/Christ Church):
‘“revise, revise”: The Drafts of Elizabeth Bishop’s “North Haven”’