Textens ansikte i seklernas spegel : om litterära texter och typografisk form : anförande vid Svenska Vitterhetssamfundets årsmöte den 27 maj 1998

Research output: Book/ReportBook


A materialized text shows many faces in the mirror of time. In every printing, how ordinary it may seem, the graphic structure given carries meaning over and below the linguistic. Examples from different editions of the Bible and of Swedish literature demonstrate how the face of a text has been adapted to changing reading habits and literary taste. Scholarly text editors though have generally disregarded the graphic coding of source documents, even when authorial.


  • Per S Ridderstad
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Cultural Studies


  • Swedish literature, graphic design, text representation, scholarly editorial practice, book history - Sweden, textual criticism
Original languageSwedish
PublisherSvenska Vitterhetssamfundet
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)91-7230-084-1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch

Related research output

Per S Ridderstad, 2007, Svenska vitterhetssamfundet 1907-2007 : historik och textkritik. Ståhle Sjönell, B. & Söderlund, P. (eds.). Svenska Vitterhetssamfundet, p. 132-160

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