Editing without Author(ity): Martha Ostenso, Periodical Studies, and the Digital Turn

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McGregor, Hannah. (2016). "Editing without Author(ity): Martha Ostenso, Periodical Studies, and the Digital Turn." In Editing as Cultural Practice in Canada, ed. Dean Irvine and Smaro Kamboureli. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier UP. 105-20.

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2016-02
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Periodical studies
Martha Ostenso
Magazines
Canadian literature
Editing
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“Good Morning, Son” serves as a useful example of how an editorial intervention might allow for a revitalized approach to Ostenso’s work from the perspectives of collaborative authorship, periodical studies, and middlebrow studies. I hope to illustrate how a text-based and author-centric editorial approach elides much of what makes Ostenso an interesting literary figure, whereas a digital social-text edition – or archive, or database, or arsenal  – provides a variety of lenses through which her work can be productively revisited or, in the case of the short stories, encountered for the first time.

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English
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Book chapter
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