Professor James Purkis
Fall Half Course.
This compulsory fall-term pass-fail course for graduate students has three main goals:
The first weeks of the course will feature a series of guest lectures focused on issues of professionalization and the resources available to graduate students at Western. The Bibliography and Textual Studies section will contain lectures by the instructor and members of the Department on issues of textual theory and editorial practice. The priority throughout this second part of the course will be on relating issues of text and textual transmission to critical interpretation and graduate research.