IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 421: The Pleasures of Editing, I: Theory and Practice - Towards an Authentic Text? - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 1 July 2013, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Victoria Zimmerl-Panagl, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Kurt Smolak, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein, Universität Wien / Institut für Schriftwesen und Textedition, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien

This round table, some of whose participants are professional editors at the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (institute for editing the Latin Patristic texts, continuously active since 1864), will be devoted to editorial problems that emerge ‘on the ground’ and different approaches to solving them. What assumptions and implications are involved in the claim that one is reconstructing an authorial text, when one creates a stemmatic edition? What is an ‘original’? Under what circumstances is a diplomatic edition preferable? What do different scholarly communities expect from a modern critical edition? What must be clarified in the introduction to such as edition? Who uses the critical apparatus, and what information are they seeking?

Participants include Shari Boodts (KU Leuven), Lukas Dorfbauer (Universität Salzburg), Hildegund Müller (University of Notre Dame), Danuta Shanzer (Universität Wien), and Victoria Zimmerl-Panagl (Universität Salzburg).