Problems in Editing for the Electronic Medium

                    7-9 November 1997
                    University College
                    University of Toronto


Convenors: Willard McCarty (Centre for Computing in the Humanities,
             King's College London)
           Fred Unwalla (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies,
             University of Toronto)

The Conference on Editorial Problems, founded in 1964, holds annual
conferences to examine methods of editing texts.  Attendance usually
consists of approximately 60 to 100 professional academic editors,
togethor with delegates from publishing houses, granting agencies, and
elsewhere.  The invited papers are collected into a Conference volume
published in time for the next Conference. Thirty-one volumes are
now in print or in the Press, the most recent volumes from the University
of Toronto Press.

The objective of the 33rd annual Conference is to examine the practice of
editing as it is shaped by the electronic medium, and to explore the
practicality of the opportunities and the problems that come from their
implementation. Papers from 7 invited speakers will be followed by a panel
of Toronto scholars from a wide variety of disciplines.  The speakers are

Julia Flanders (Brown), "Data or Wisdom? Electronic editing,
  empiricism, and the quantification of knowledge
John Lavagnino (Brown), "Access"
Jerome McGann (Virginia), "The Contradictory Imperatives of Eye and Mind"
Peter Robinson (De Montfort, Oxford), "The Canterbury Tales Project and
  other electronic editions: where next?
Peter Shillingsburg (Mississippi), "The Dank Cellar of Electronic Texts"
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen (Illinois at Chicago), "Why You Should Not Teach
  Your Edition How to Swim"
Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford), "The Real Presences of Texts"

The chair of the panel is Ian Lancashire (Toronto).

Unlike previous Conferences, "Computing the Edition" will be published in two
versions: one on paper, for the volume from the University of Toronto Press, the
other designed for the electronic medium, for the refereed online series,
Computing in the Humanities Working Papers,
and <>.

Registration is limited.

Further information about the 1997 Conference may be found at the URL
and about the Conference series as a whole and its publications at the URL
<>. Enquiries about registering for the
conference are welcome and should be sent to <>.

Further announcements may be expected.
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Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801

Jennifer M. Forbes
Conference on Editorial Problems,
Conference Coordinator,