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Variance in textual scholarship and genetic criticism

La variance en philologie et dans la critique génétique

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Published on Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

Treated either as a deviation to be eliminated or as a creative transformation, variation is central to every form of textual scholarship. It is high time to confront the various conceptions of what constitutes a variation, to see what they have in common and what irreconcilable differences remain – though it would be paradoxical for a conference devoted to variance to aim at absolute uniformity.

Announcement

Presentation

The 10th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the École normale supérieure, Paris, on 22-24 November 2013.

Treated either as a deviation to be eliminated or as a creative transformation, variation is central to every form of textual scholarship. It is high time to confront the various conceptions of what constitutes a variation, to see what they have in common and what irreconcilable differences remain – though it would be paradoxical for a conference devoted to variance to aim at absolute uniformity.
 
ESTS conferences are characterised by a combination of formal plenary sessions and traditional paper presentations in panel sessions with three speakers, followed by lively exchange, dialogue and interaction between speakers and audience in many small groups.

To register for the conference, or get more information about the programme, please visit the ESTS website.

Programme

Friday 22 November 2013

09:30 – 10:00     REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

10:00 – 10:15     OPENING AND WELCOME, salle Dussane

  • Dirk Van Hulle (President ESTS) – Genetic Criticism and Textual Scholarship: Notes towards a Rapprochement

10:15 – 11:00     INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE THEME, salle Dussane

  • Pierre-Marc de Biasi (Director ITEM) – La variance en philologie et dans la critique génétique

11:00 – 11:30     COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00 PLENARY PANEL, salle Dussane (chair: Dirk Van Hulle)

  • Daniel Ferrer – Variant and Variation
  • David Greetham – When (and Why) Is Adaptation a Challenge to Variation?
  • Roger Lüdeke – Versions Matter

13:00 – 14:00     LUNCH BREAK

14:00 – 15:30 PANEL 1, salle Dussane (chair: Aurélien Berra)

  • Hervé Baudry – La variance contrainte. Le fonctionnement éditorial de la censure expurgative
  • Anne Baillot – La modélisation des données de l’édition numérique Lettres et textes. Le Berlin intellectuel dans les années 1800 et son approche de la variance dans les lettres
  • Nathalie Ferrand – Monstre philologique ou merveille génétique? Rousseau dans le flux de la variance

PANEL 2, amphithéâtre Rataud (chair: Dirk Van Hulle)

  • Hannah Sullivan – Why Do Authors Produce Textual Variance (on Purpose)?
  • Peter Kegel – Mouth wide open, not a single word. A Genetic Approach to Hermans’ Novel Ik heb altijd gelijk (1951) within the Context of a Complete Works Edition
  • Manuel Portela and António Rito Silva – Encoding and Visualizing Variation in LdoD

PANEL 3, salle de conférences du 46 rue d’Ulm (chair: Paulius Subacius)

  • Teresa Manuela Lussone – Les romans posthumes d’Irène Némirovsky: Les Feux de l’automne et Suite française
  • Anna-Maria Sichani – A Palimpsest of Times and Voices: Towards a Digital Genetic Edition of Rough Drafts of Giorgos Cheimonas’ The Builders (Οι χτίστες)

15:30 – 16:00     COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 17:30 PLENARY PANEL, salle Dussane (chair: Pierre-Marc de Biasi)

  • Daniel E. O’Sullivan – La variété et la variance mélodiques dans les chansons de Thibaut de Champagne
  • Françoise Leriche – Le défi posé par la macro-variation proustienne : de l’édition critique à une édition génétique
  • Bénédicte Vauthier – Coups de sonde dans un dossier génétique hispanique (essentiellement) numérique et essai de théorisation : El Dorado (2008) de Robert Juan-Cantavella

ESTS BOARD MEETING

Saturday 23 November 2013

09:30 – 11:00 PANEL 1, salle des Actes (chair: Jean-Louis Lebrave)

  • Almuth Grésillon and Bénédicte Vauthier – De l’Éloge de la variante aux vertus de la variation
  • Rudolf Mahrer, Thierry Poibeau and Frédérique Mélanie – L’analyse linguistique de la variation textuelle
  • Andrea Del Lungo and Pierino Gallo – Représentation de la genèse éditoriale, représentation de l’œuvre

PANEL 2, salle Celan (chair: Herman Brinkman)

  • Loula Abd-elrazak – Entre ruptures et continuités: les manuscrits des Miracles de Nostre Dame de Gautier de Coinci
  • Isabel De la Cruz Cabanillas – Editing Middle English Variation: The Case of Ms Sainte-Geneviève 3390
  • Ariadne Nunes – Scribal Variation Not (Only) as a Process

PANEL 3, amphithéâtre Rataud (chair: Jan Gielkens)

  • Sakari Katajamäki – Textual Tasters: Excerpts Before First Editions and After
  • Hanno Biber – “Don’t ask why, …” About the Systematic Relation between the Digital Format and the Print Format in a New Edition of the Text Written by Karl Kraus in 1933
  • Christopher Decker – Indecision and Revision in Edward FitzGerald’s Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

11:00 – 11:30     COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00 PLENARY PANEL, salle des Actes (chair: Wim Van Mierlo)

  • Hans Walter Gabler – The Draft Manuscript: Not a Witness, but the Thing Itself
  • Kenneth M. Price – The Editorial Challenges Associated with Walt Whitman’s Blue Book, his Annotated Copy of the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass

13:00 – 14:00     LUNCH BREAK

13:30 – 14:00 POSTER SESSION, salle Celan

  • Simon Zumsteg and Peter Daengeli – Hermann Burger’s Novel Lokalbericht as Process (of Gradual Production)
  • Maria Jørgensen – On the Variants in Nabokov's Pale Fire

14:00 – 15:30 PANEL 1, salle des Actes (chair: Caroline Macé)

  • Franz Dolveck – L’éditeur peut-il se faire exécuteur testamentaire ? Les variantes auctoriales de l’Africa de Pétrarque
  • Godfried Croenen – Methodological Cross-Over of Philology and Genetic Criticism: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Natalia Fernández Rodríguez – Beyond the Text: Exploring the Limits of Textual Criticism in the Edition of Spanish Classical Theatre

PANEL 2, salle Celan (chair: João Dionísio)

  • Rebecca Chung – ECCO’s Echoes: Developing a Historically-based Editorial Procedure for a Modern-spelling Text of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters
  • Wim Van Mierlo – Emotion “Redacted” in Tranquility: The Stages of Revision in              the Manuscripts of         William                Wordsworth
  • Alexandre Dias Pinto – From the Reading Notes to the First Draft in the Creative Process of Southey’s History of Portugal

PANEL 3, amphithéâtre Rataud (chair: Dirk Van Hulle)

  • Jean-Christophe Olive – L’usage de la notion de variante en génétique filmique: analyse des versions du scénario de L’Enfer d’Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Thomas Crombez – Visualizing the Variants of Digital Text Versions: The Case of Die Brüder Karamasow (Susanne Meister & Luk Perceval)
  • Elsa Camus and Mirjam Sager – Site Internet pour l’édition génétique des manuscrits de Paisajes después de la batalla (Juan Goytisolo)     

15:30 – 16:00     COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 17:30 PLENARY PANEL, salle des Actes (chair: Dirk Van Hulle)

  • Neil Fraistat and Travis Brown – Genetic Editing and the “Participatory Turn” of Textual Scholarship
  • Stephen G. Nichols – What Do We Mean with “Variance”, Today?
  • John A. Walsh and H. Wayne Storey – Indexicality, Visual Poetics, and the PetrArchive: A Scholarly Digital Edition of Petrarch’s Songbook

17:40 – 18:00     ESTS GENERAL MEMBERS MEETING, salle des Actes

CONFERENCE DINNER

Sunday 24 November 2013

09:30 – 11:00 PANEL 1, salle des Actes (chair: Sakari Katajamäki)

  • Erika Kihlman – Textual Variation in Medieval Sequence Commentaries
  • Michael G. Sargent – Variation and Perfection: Can One Produce a Post-Modern Critical Edition of a Medieval English Text?
  • Stacee Bucciarelli – Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: From Manuscript to Print to Digital Edition

PANEL 2, salle Dussane (chair: Daniel Ferrer)

Exo-, Endo- and Epigenetic Variance in the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project

  • Veronica Bãlã and Wout Dillen – Between Extant and Virtual Libraries: Beckett’s Variant Readings of The Divine Comedy
  • Mark Nixon – ‘all the variants of the one’: Beckett’s 1960s Faux Départs
  • Dirk Van Hulle – Epigenetic Criticism: Variance and Variation in Beckett’s L’Innommable / The Unnamable and Krapp’s Last Tape / La dernière bande

PANEL 3, salle Celan (chair: Wim Van Mierlo)

  • Carlota Pimenta – Typologie de variantes d’auteur. Novelas do Minho, de Camilo Castelo Branco
  • Luana Batista de Souza – Proposal for a Scholarly Edition Based on the Editio Princeps: The Case of O Seminarista, by Bernardo Guimarães
  • Paulius V. Subačius – To Cut a Gem: How a Bad Poem Turned into a Collection of Good Verses

11:00 – 11:30     COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00 PLENARY PANEL, salle Dussane (chair: Aurélien Berra)

  • Thomas Bein – Variance in the Work of Walther von der Vogelweide
  • Rüdiger Nutt-Kofoth – Variations in Understanding Variants: Hidden Concepts of Text in German Critical Editions
  • Elena Pierazzo – What’s on the Page? Objectivity and Subjectivity and the Editorial Work

13:00 – 14:00     LUNCH BREAK

14:00 – 15:30 PANEL 1, salle des Actes (chair: Alexandre Fachard)

  • Anne-Catherine Baudoin – When Did the Resurrection of Christ Take Place? From Textual Variants to Theological Controversy
  • Greta Franzini – Collaborative Annotation of Open Classical Texts
  • Ágnes Máté – Successful Latin Variants and Early Translations of Eneas Silvius Piccolomini's Historia de duobus amantibus

PANEL 2, salle Celan (chair: Rüdiger Nutt-Kofoth)

  • Bert Van Raemdonck and Yves T’Sjoen – Editing Variation in Text and Peritext: Suggestions for a Broader Concept of the Literary Work for Textual Scholarship and Scholarly Editing
  • Gabriele Wix – Thomas Kling and the Constitution of Variance in the Process of Stratigraphic Soundings
  • Viviane Arena Figueiredo and Ceila Maria Ferreira – Júlia Lopes de Almeida: an Editorial Review of Ânsia eterna and Histórias da nossa terra

PANEL 3, salle Dussane (chair: Wim Van Mierlo)

  • Veijo Pulkkinen – The Bibliographic Code of Aaro Hellaakoski’s Kesien Kesä from a Genetic Perspective
  • Giles Bergel – The Other Genetic Criticism: The Contribution of Phylogenetics to the Stemmatology of a Printed English Ballad Tradition
  • Mark Bland – Jonson’s revisions                 

15:30 – 16:00     COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 17:00 PLENARY PANEL, salle Dussane (chair: Alexandre Fachard)

  • Paolo D’Iorio – Genèse textuelle et analyse philosophique : à propos d’un titre de Nietzsche
  • João Dionísio – Critique génétique après la lettre ?

17:00 – 17:30 CLOSING REMARKS, salle Dussane

João Dionísio (ESTS), Paolo D’Iorio et Pierre-Marc de Biasi (ITEM) – La génétique, demain

Programme Committee

  • Aurélien Berra
  • Pierre-Marc De Biasi
  • Daniel Ferrer
  • Dirk Van Hulle
  • Wim Van Mierlo

Supporting Institutions

  • Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes (ITEM, UMR 8132), Paris
  • Textes, histoire et monuments, de l’Antiquité au Moyen Âge (THEMAM, UMR 7041 ARSCAN), Paris
  • Centre for Manuscript Genetics, University of Antwerp

Places

  • ENS - 45 rue d'Ulm
    Paris, France (75005)

Date(s)

  • Friday, November 22, 2013
  • Saturday, November 23, 2013
  • Sunday, November 24, 2013

Keywords

  • édition, critique textuelle, philologie, critique génétique, numérique

Contact(s)

  • Aurélien Berra
    courriel : aurelien [dot] berra [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Aurélien Berra
    courriel : aurelien [dot] berra [at] gmail [dot] com

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« Variance in textual scholarship and genetic criticism », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Thursday, November 14, 2013, https://calenda.org/264983

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