PG6010/DH6012 Contemporary Practices in Publishing and Editing

(5 credits)

Credit Weighting: 5 Credits

Dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 October and 2, 9 November 2020

Time:   2.00 - 4.00pm


Applicability: MRes, MPhil & PhD Students

How to register: If you wish to take this module for credit please self register at 

This module will provide professional training for postgraduate students in the humanities (in their second year or higher) and Social Sciences as they approach completion of their studies and prepare for the job market. Using literature as a basis and reference, students will be trained in both conventional and new theories of textual editing as well as theorising copyright issues:

  • the role of the editor;
  • the importance of interface;
  • issues of copyright and fair dealing;
  • the nature of information and divisions of knowledge;
  • the importance of visuals, and of different media and online spaces;
  • as well as in the technical skills (XML / TEI) required to publish online

On successful completion of this module students will be expected to:
a) Create an edition of a text related to their course (not for publication)
b) Understand key elements of editorial theory
c) Participate in a joint edition of a class project: (e.g. online pg essay collection)
d) Use a standard academic submission, review and publication software

This workshop-style course will be augmented by online course materials and participation.

Note: In advance of this module, students on this module must

  1. download a free trial of oxygen XML editor. Look at
  2. read “A note on the current state of humanities scholarship” by Jerome McGann in Critical Inquiry (2004) a Chicago Journal available freely on JSTOR

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