Text as Process: Genetic and Textual Criticism in the Digital Age

This conference will include discussion of how to represent and study literary manuscripts. Speakers will include Peter Shillingsburg, now retired from Loyola University of Chicago and the author of From Gutenberg to Google (and lead editor of Woolf Online, an extraordinary web project); Anne Herschberg-Pierrot, from Université de Paris-8; Luis Othoniel Rosa from Colorado College; Julio Premat, Université de Paris-8, a leading scholar of Latin American literature and the editor of the papers of Juan José Saer; Alejandro Higashi of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa in Mexico, the author of an important book on textual editing; Mariana di Ció of the Sorbonne, author of a recent book on Alejandra Pizarnik manuscripts; María Laura Bocaz of Mary Washington University, author of important studies of José Donoso manuscripts; Arturo Matute Castro from Denison University; María Julia Rossi of John Jay College CUNY, co-editor with Daniel Balderston of the Revista Iberoamericana issue (#246, 2014) on Latin American manuscripts; Jerónimo Pizarro of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, an important editor of Fernando Pessoa manuscripts and author of a book on textual criticism; and Sally Bushell of the University of Lancashire, author of Text as Process, a book published by the University of Virginia Press on Wordsworth, Tennyson and Dickinson manuscripts.

This will be a high visibility event about an important topic to humanists, especially those interested in digital humanities.

The event is also sponsored by the Humanities Center, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Office of the Dean in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures. For more information, click here or contact Daniel Balderston at dbalder@pitt.edu.


Monday, April 4, 2016 to Wednesday, April 6, 2016