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Diverting authorities : experimental glossing practices in manuscript and print, Jane Griffiths

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Diverting authorities : experimental glossing practices in manuscript and print
Title
Diverting authorities
Title remainder
experimental glossing practices in manuscript and print
Statement of responsibility
Jane Griffiths
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the glossing of a variety of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century texts by authors including Lydgate, Douglas, Chaloner, Baldwin, Bullein, Harington, and Nashe. It is concerned particularly with the use of glosses as a means for authors to reflect on the process of shaping a text, and with the emergence of the gloss as a self-consciously literary form. One of the main questions it addresses is to what extent the advent of print affects glossing practices. To this end, it traces the transmission of a number of glossed texts in both manuscript and print, but also examines glossing that is integral to texts written with print production in mind. With the latter, it focuses particularly on a little-remarked but surprisingly common category of gloss: glossing that is ostentatiously playful, diverting rather than directing its readers. Setting this in the context of emerging print conventions and concerns about the stability of print, Jane Griffiths argues that -- like self-glossing in manuscript -- such diverting glosses shape as well as reflect contemporary ideas of authorship and authority, and are thus genuinely experimental. The book reads across medieval-renaissance and manuscript-print boundaries in order to trace the emergence of the gloss as a genre and the way in which theories of authorship are affected by the material processes of writing and transmission
Cataloging source
ERASA
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1970-
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Griffiths, Jane
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Transmission of texts
  • Transmission of texts
  • Discourse analysis, Literary
  • Manuscripts, English
  • Marginalia
Label
Diverting authorities : experimental glossing practices in manuscript and print, Jane Griffiths
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-234) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Material processes : the glossing of Lydgate's Siege of Thebes and Fall of princes -- Authors, translators, and commentators : glossing practices in Bodleian MS Fairfax 16 -- Exhortations to the reader : the double glossing of Douglas' Eneados -- Glossing the spoken word : Erasmus' Moriae encomium and Chaloner's Praise of folie -- A broil of voices : the printed word in Baldwin's Beware the cat and Bullein's Dialogue against the fever pestilence -- 'Masking naked in a net' : author and text in the works of Gascoigne and Harington -- 'Playing the dolt in print' : the extemporary glossing of Nashe's Pierce Penilesse his supplication to the devil
Control code
ocn880557614
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 p.
Isbn
9780199654512
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Diverting authorities : experimental glossing practices in manuscript and print, Jane Griffiths
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-234) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Material processes : the glossing of Lydgate's Siege of Thebes and Fall of princes -- Authors, translators, and commentators : glossing practices in Bodleian MS Fairfax 16 -- Exhortations to the reader : the double glossing of Douglas' Eneados -- Glossing the spoken word : Erasmus' Moriae encomium and Chaloner's Praise of folie -- A broil of voices : the printed word in Baldwin's Beware the cat and Bullein's Dialogue against the fever pestilence -- 'Masking naked in a net' : author and text in the works of Gascoigne and Harington -- 'Playing the dolt in print' : the extemporary glossing of Nashe's Pierce Penilesse his supplication to the devil
Control code
ocn880557614
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 p.
Isbn
9780199654512
Other physical details
ill.

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