Graduate Seminar: Robert Turner

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Graduate Seminar
Thursday, September 27, 1984 to Thursday, December 13, 1984

Analytical Bibliography and Textual Criticism of Renaissance Plays

Robert Turner, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

This seminar provided both theoretical analysis and practical experience in textual criticism.  Class discussion covered the relationship between literary and textual criticism, modern textual theory and method, evidence for speculation on the manuscripts underlying Elizabethan dramatic documents, early printing practice and its influence on texts, and the ways in which bibliography can aid textual criticism.  Finally, the seminar focused on the textual history of King Lear.

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