Connecting the Case Studies: Editorial Methods and the Editorial Circle Model

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter


The concluding study offers reflections and a synthetic analysis of all the studies in the casebook, presented from the perspective of a "first reader". The pattern of external factors, editorial challenges, methodologies and forms of presentation is discussed. It offers an interpretation of how the body of case studies manifest a wide spectrum of methodologies. The case studies are categorized through two suggested models, one expressed as a map of varieties of editions produced using different methods and approaches; the other as a hermeneutic editorial circle revolving around four interrelated factors every editor has to take into consideration. The map sets out to clarify the editorial task, while the editorial circle problematizes it by bringing into the equation experiential parameters often omitted in theoretical discussions.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature


  • Latin philology, Greek philology, textual criticism, critical editions, editorial methods, editorial theory, editing in theory and practice, Medieval literature, fluent text traditions, online editions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Arts of Editing Medieval Greek and Latin
Subtitle of host publicationa Casebook
EditorsElisabet Göransson, Gunilla Iversen, Barbara Crostini, Brian Jensen, Erika Kihlman, Eva Odelman, Denis Searby
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherPontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)978-0-88844-203-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 15
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameStudies and Texts
PublisherPontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
ISSN (Print)0082-5328

Related research output

Elisabet Göransson (ed.), Gunilla Iversen (ed.), Barbara Crostini (ed.), Brian M. Jensen (ed.), Erika Kihlman (ed.), Eva Odelman (ed.) & Denis Searby (ed.), 2016 Jun 15, Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. 452 p. (Studies and Texts; vol. 203)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

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Related projects

Samuel Rubenson, Johan Åhlfeldt, Britt Dahlman, Elisabet Göransson & Karine Åkerman Sarkissian


Project: ResearchNational collaboration, International collaboration

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