The Sous-Oeuvre and Digital Scholarly Editing: Voltaire in Beckett’s Books

dirk van hulle

The Voltaire Foundation and Wolfson Digital Research Cluster cordially invite you to a special lecture on Thursday, 17 October, 5pm, in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College. Dirk Van Hulle, Professor of Bibliography and Modern Book History, Faculty of English Language and Literature, will speak on

The Sous-Oeuvre and Digital Scholarly Editing: Voltaire in Beckett’s Books

“To find out why a literary oeuvre ‘works’, it is crucial to know how it was made. Underneath the oeuvre we therefore need to unearth the elements of a work that are traditionally buried in the endnotes and ‘apparatus’ of a critical edition in print. The digital medium offers new opportunities to edit both the oeuvre and the so-called sous-oeuvre (Connolly, 2018). Both scholarly editing and genetic criticism can benefit from such a rapprochement. To illustrate this, the lecture will explore the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project and discover traces of Voltaire in Beckett’s sous-oeuvre.” The event is free to attend, but please register with email@voltaire.ox.ac.uk to secure a place.

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