Session701
TitleEditing Old English Electronically
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserMichael Treschow, Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies, University of British Columbia
 
Moderator/ChairStewart J. Brookes, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
 
Paper 701-a The Evolution of a Text in Four Stages: Editing Ælfric's Pastoral Letters from the Old English Letter for Wulfsige to Wulfstan's Revision of Ælfric's First Old English Letter for Wulfstan
(Language: English)
Tristan Major, Independent Scholar, Doha
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Old English; Technology
Paper 701-b Editing Ælfric in the 21st Century: What's New About That?
(Language: English)
Murray McGillivray, Department of English, University of Calgary, Alberta
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Old English; Technology
Paper 701-c Interacting with Alfred's Soliloquies
(Language: English)
Michael Treschow, Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies, University of British Columbia
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Old English; Technology
 
AbstractIn the editing of Old English texts, the printed book has a venerable history and continues to hold a prestigious place in the scholarly landscape of Anglo-Saxon studies. The digital edition, however, has gained prominence in the last couple of decades, and promises to come ever more to the fore in our scholarly practice. This session will discuss the ongoing evolution of the digital edition in relation to three Old English prose writings: Ælfric's hagiographies, Ælfric's pastoral letters, and Alfred's Soliloquies. What special value can digital editing bring to these texts? What new potentials are emerging?