[Review of:] Digital Scholarly Editing. Theories, Models and Methods. Elena Pierazzo

E. Spadini, Anna-Maria Sichani

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Abstract

Digital Scholarly Editing (DSE) stands as a long-awaited and timely contribution to the field. A valuable addition to an already vast canon on the subject, it remains one of the rare instances of a systematic investigation of a field which, while still undergoing a phase of experimentation, has now reached a level of maturity that begs for such a comprehensive analysis.

By distancing itself from historical and evaluative accounts as well as from a ‘how-to’ guide to digital editing, the book advocates for a ‘heightened awareness of medium as a methodological question’ in textual scholarship (Fraistat and Flanders, 2013, p. 1), offering a detailed analysis of ‘the methodological implications of the application of computational methods to all stages of the editorial workflow’ (p. 1). This guiding principle allows the author not only to deconstruct and further challenge the persistent adherence to the ‘page paradigm’ that brings digital editions to ‘only timidly engag[e] with the medium’ (p. 2) but also to provide an exemplary methodological analysis of DSE through modelling.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalDSH. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2016

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