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Title Philology and its histories / edited by Sean Gurd.

Publication Info. Coumbus : Ohio State Univeresity Press, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  109 PHI    AVAILABLE
Description vii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Classical memories/modern identities
Classical memories/modern identities.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Reading outside the library -- Philologizing philologists, a case study : philological history and the text of Rutilius Namantianus' De reditu suo -- Angelo Poliziano's Lamia : "philology" and "philosophy" at the University of Florence -- Philology and the emblem -- On the road : travel, antiquarianism, philology -- What is philology? Cultural studies and ecdotics --Nietzsche's rhetoric : theory and strategy -- The philosophy of philology and the crisis of reading : Schlegel, Benjamin, de man.
Summary "There has never been any shortage of interest in philology, its status, its history, or its origins. Today, after more than twenty years of serial "returns to philology" under the banner of deconstruction, the new medieval studies, critical bibliography, and a particular kind of globally aware activist criticism, philology has again become available as a respectable posture for contemporary literary scholars. But what is "philology," and how can we attend to it, either as a contemporary practice or as an age-old object of endorsement and critique? In this volume, edited by Sean Gurd, noted scholars discuss the history of philology from antiquity to the present. This book addresses a wide variety of authors, documents, and movements, among them Greek papyri, Latin textual traditions, the Renaissance, eighteenth-century antiquarianism, and deconstruction. It is too easy to see philology as the bearer of an antiquated but forceful authority. When philologists take up the tools of textual criticism, they contribute to the very form of texts; seeking to articulate the protocols of correct interpretation, they aspire to be the legislators of reading practice. Nonetheless, Philology and Its Histories argues that philology is not a conservative or ideologically loaded master-discourse, but a tradition of searching, fundamentally ungrounded, dealing with the insecurity of questions rather than the safety of answers. For good or ill, philology is where literature happens; we do well to pay heed to it and to its changes over the course of millennia." -- provided by the publisher.
Subject Philology -- History.
Criticism, Textual -- History.
Criticism, Textual. (OCoLC)fst00883762
Philology. (OCoLC)fst01060694
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Gurd, Sean Alexander, 1973-
ISBN 9780814255070 (paperback)

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