Error and the Academic Self: The Scholarly Imagination, Medieval to Modern

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bySeth Lerer

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Seth Lerer is Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities and professor of English and comparative literature at Stanford University. He is the author of six previous books, including Chaucer and His Readers.

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Pursuit of Error: Philology, Rhetoric, and the History of Scholarship
1. Errata: Mistakes and Masters in the Early Modern Book
2. Sublime Philology: An Elegy for Anglo-Saxon Studies
3. My Casaubon: The Novel of Scholarship and Victorian Philology
4. Ardent Etymologies: American Rhetorical Philology, from Adams to de Man
5. Making Mimesis: Exile, Errancy, and Erich Auerbach
Epilogue: Forbidden Planet and the Terrors of Philology

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A lively historical survey of how people discovered and developed new forms of expression bundled into the English language.