A Poetics of Editing

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    A first-ever attempt to define a poetics of the editing arts, which proposes a materialist poetics informed by debates about a ‘new materialism’. The book’s premise is that editing, like other forms of making, is mostly invisible and can only be brought into full view through a comparative analysis that includes the insights of practitioners. It proposes a new field of editing studies, in which the ‘ideal editor’ can be understood as part of the relationship with the long-theorised author and reader. While the traditional perception of editing is as the imposition of closure, this work shows how it can work as a dynamic process with a sense of the possible.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBasingstoke
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages265
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-92246-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-92245-4, 978-3-030-06392-4
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2018


    • editing
    • publishing
    • poetics
    • literary theory
    • book history
    • information studies
    • Communication
    • digital humanities

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