A new comprehensive volume on current international trends in genetic criticism

Genetic criticism investigates creative processes by analysing manuscripts and other archival sources. It sheds light on authors’ working practices and the ways works are developed on the writer’s desk or in the artist’s studio.

The new open access scholarly volume Genetic Criticism in Motion – New Perspectives on Manuscript Studies provides a cross-section of current international trends in genetic criticism, half a century after the birth of the discipline in Paris. The last two decades have witnessed an expansion of the field of study with new kinds of research objects and new forms of archival material, along with various kinds of interdisciplinary intersections and new theoretical perspectives.

The essays in this volume represent various European literary and scholarly traditions discussing creative processes from Polish poetry to French children’s literature, as well as topical issues such as born-digital literature and the application of forensic methodology to manuscript studies. The book is intended for scholars and students of literary criticism and textual scholarship, together with anyone interested in the working practices of writers, illustrators, and editors.

Sakari Katajamäki and Veijo Pulkkinen (ed.)
Genetic Criticism in Motion – New Perspectives on Manuscript Studies
ISBN 978-951-858-855-2
Studia Fennica Litteraria 14
SKS 2023
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