Textology and digital humanities
Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures (3rd level)Modul:
Module: Literature in context
Course code: 77
Contact hours: lectures 30 hours, seminar 30 hours, consultation 30 hours
Course type: elective
Teaching and learning methods: lectures, seminar
Objectives and competences
Students understand the key theoretical concepts of computer-assisted text analysis. They are acquainted with the practical procedures and internationally established standards for electronic text encoding, analysis, and representation. Based on this and with an advisor’s help, they are able to conceive, produce, and publish online their own electronic scholarly texts at a more demanding digital humanities level, such as text corpora, dictionaries, or critical editions.
Content (syllabus outline)
This course presents the starting points of modern textology and their practical technological application in digital humanities. The distinction between documents as historical artefacts or text carriers on the one hand and texts as human intellectual creations on the other is explained as the key principle. The great difference in the ontological modus of one and the other provides the basis for various orientations in editing techniques and related scholarly text publication. In this regard, the course explains in greater detail how traditional philological methods are used or developed in modern digital technologies adapted for electronic text collections, linguistic corpora and dictionaries, manuscript analysis, and the preparation of critical editions. Electronic text processing procedures in the humanities are presented (the guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative consortium) as well as the corresponding tools and online services that provide users with better opportunities for independent work, especially concerning the preparation of electronic editions, stylometry, and corpus analyses.
- Burnard, Lou. Encoding Standards for the Electronic Edition. Znanstvene izdaje in elektronski medij. Ed. Matija Ogrin. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2005. 12–67. <http://nl.ijs.si/e-zrc/bib/eziss-Burnard.pdf>.
- Burnard, Lou, Katherine O’Brien O’Keefe, and John Unsworth, eds. Electronic Textual Editing. New York: MLA, 2006. E-publication: <http://www.tei-c.org/About/Archive_new/ETE/Preview/>.
- Erjavec, Tomaž, Matija Ogrin. E-Slomšek: elektronska znanstvenokritična izdaja retorske proze 19. stoletja po standardu XML TEI. Jezikovne tehnologij: zbornik 7. mednarodne multi-konference Informacijska družba IS 2004, Ljubljana: Institut “Jožef Stefan,” 2004. 87–93.
- Fraistat, Neil, and Flanders Julia, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
- Greetham, David C. Textual Scholarship: An Introduction. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994.
- Greetham David C., ed. Scholarly Editing: A Guide to Research. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1995.
- Gumbrecht, Hans Ulrich: The Powers of Philology: Dynamics of Textual Scholarship. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.
- Robinson, Peter. Current Issues in Making Digital Editions of Medieval Texts—Or, Do Electronic Scholarly Editions Have a Future? Digital Medievalist 1.1 (2005) <http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/>.
- Tanselle, G. Thomas. A Rationale of Textual Criticism. U of Pennsylvania P, 1992.
- Tanselle, G. Thomas. The Varieties of Scholarly Editing. Scholarly Editing. A Guide to Research. New York: MLA, 1997. 9–32.
- TEI Consortium, ed. Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange. Version 2.7.0. September 16th, 2014. TEI Consortium. <http://www.tei-c.org/Guidelines/P5/>.
- Active participation in lectures and seminars.
- Students must write a term paper in order to take the exam.
- Students then take an oral exam on all of the material covered in the course.