Graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Washington may pursue the Textual Studies Degree Track. We do not currently offer a textual studies major or minor for undergraduates.
Textual Studies includes many disciplines in its investigation, study, and practice. They range from the study of alphabets and handwriting styles to the composition and compilation of manuscripts and books; from the principles of textual editing to the techniques of manuscript preservation; from the technology of papyrus production to that of modern computing; from regional practices in oral composition to features of page layout and the use of SGML mark-up of texts for electronic storage, retrieval, manipulation, and display. Coordinated study of these and related topics provides the foundation for professional, multidisciplinary study of literary, historical, artistic, legal, and scientific texts.
- Brian Reed, Hart Crane: After His Lights (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006).
- Correcting Errors in the Auchinleck MS
- “Where Is Wille Buried? Piers Plowman A 12.105.” The Yearbook of Langland Studies 26 (2012): 131-36.
- "Filling the Gap in Piers Plowman A: Trinity College, Dublin, MS 213.” In Stephen Shepherd and Michael Calabrese, ed. Yee? Baw for Bokes: Essays on Medieval Manuscripts and Poetics in Honor of Hoyt N. Duggan. Los Angeles: Marymount Inst. Press, 2013. 87-106.
- Piers Plowman: The A Version. Ed. Míċeál F. Vaughan. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.