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Chawton Studies in Scholarly Editing


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The Invention of Female Biography

The Invention of Female Biography

1st Edition

Gina Luria Walker
October 30, 2017

Mary Hays worked alone in compiling the 302 entries that make up Female Biography (1803). By contrast, producing a modern, critical edition of the work relied on the expertise of 168 scholars across 18 countries. Essays in this collection focus on the exhaustive research, editorial challenges and...

Editing Women's Writing, 1670-1840

Editing Women's Writing, 1670-1840

1st Edition

Amy Culley, Anna M. Fitzer
September 21, 2017

This edited volume is the first to reflect on the theory and practice of editing women’s writing of the 18th century. The list of contributors includes experts on the fiction, drama, poetry, life-writing, diaries and correspondence of familiar and lesser known women, including Jane Austen,...

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