Category Archives: Abstracts – Presentations (2010)

“Centres and Peripheries: Topoi of Culture and Power in Pound’s Thought,” 24th Ezra Pound International Conference, Senate House, London, 5-9 July 2011

A recurring dialectic is established at numerous critical points in Pound’s poetry and prose: between a centre of power and a perceived hostile threat. This structure commonly occurs when Pound is dealing with historical material, especially in the Cantos: Imperial … Continue reading

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“The Digital Arm of the Archive and the Status of Beckett’s Texts,” Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive, York University, 23-26 June 2011

Beckett Studies is cresting a wave brought about by the new availability of significant primary material – particularly the various notebooks and published volumes of letters. This heightened documentary awareness has stimulated renewed attention to text structure, continuities of themes and … Continue reading

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“‘Change all the names’: Revision and Narrative Structure in Samuel Beckett’s Watt,” Storytelling in Literature, Language and Culture, AULLA 36, University of Auckland, 7-9 February 2011

Samuel Beckett’s novel Watt is uniquely positioned in his oeuvre: composed in exile in 1941-45 and first published in 1953, it forecasts the transition from English to French as his preferred language of composition, and signifies a shift from the … Continue reading

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“The Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project,” Digital Editing, Digital Humanities, University Of Sydney, 10 December 2010

This paper describes some challenges and opportunities that arise in producing a digital manuscript transcription of Samuel Beckett’s 1953 novel, Watt. This project addresses a number of issues in Beckett Studies and perhaps more generally in Modernist Literary Studies, but … Continue reading

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“Digital Mediation of Modernist Literary Texts and Their Documents” Digital Humanities 2010, King’s College London, 7-10 July 2010

This paper will demonstrate an advanced work in progress, the digitised manuscript and transcription of Samuel Beckett’s novel Watt (composed in 1941-45 and first published in 1953). Discussion of the project will centre upon the digital resources buttressing the presentation … Continue reading

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“The Promise of Modernist Digital Editions,” Editing Modernism, University of NSW, Sydney, 5 May 2010

There are at least three ways of thinking about the promise of modernist digital editions.  Firstly, there is significant promise in developing digital editions of modernist texts: these editions will allow scholars to understand text and archive material, and the … Continue reading

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“Towards a General Theory of Text: Desideratum or Chimera?” Book Logic: Textual Studies in Australia and New Zealand, University of Sydney, 19-20 March 2010

The fields of textual studies and bibliography have undergone tremendous change in the last several decades, both in the formal and theoretical understanding of text, and in the application of editorial processes that lie beyond the erstwhile Anglophone paradigm of … Continue reading

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