Bibliographic Studies

The Works of William Blake: Poetic, Symbolic, and Critical (1893)

edited by Edwin Ellis and W. B. Yeats
with introduction by Wayne Chapman

A facsimile edition in three volumes.

Today, this classic of 1893 is still illuminating for the lifetime influence it had on one of its editors, W. B. Yeats, who became perhaps the twentieth century's greatest poet in English and, like Blake, a visionary one, at that.

Presently, disparate parts of the book's three volumes may be found on the Internet but not all three. This online facsimile is the first to present all three simply to advance inquiry on Yeats's Blake. Professor Chapman's introduction on Yeats's collaboration with his father's friend, Edwin Ellis, also a poet, is thus supplemented by illustrated accounts of selected materials in the W. B. Yeats Library (courtesy of the National Library of Ireland and the Yeats Estate), including Yeats's own annotated copy of The Works of William Blake.

W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts
edited by Neil Mann, Matthew Gibson, and Claire Nally

W. B. Yeats's "A Vision": Explications and Contexts is the first volume of essays devoted to A Vision and the associated system developed by W. B. Yeats and his wife, George. A Vision is all-encompassing in its stated aims and scope, and it invites a wide range of approaches—as demonstrated in the essays collected here, written by the foremost scholars in the field. Throughout, the different contributors take a variety of stances with regard to texts and the automatic script.

The W. B. and George Yeats Library: A Short-Title Catalog
by Wayne Chapman

This online catalog accounts for every publication that has been identified as part of the W. B. Yeats Library, which, since the death of Anne Yeats in 2001, has become a distinct part of the National Library of Ireland. In effect, the searchable alphabetical list constitutes a census of items that currently define the Yeats Library as a body, including links to and notes on related matter.

Writing Modern Ireland
edited by Catherine E. Paul

This special number of The South Carolina Review (vol. 43, no. 1, fall 2010), guest-edited by Catherine E. Paul, focuses on Irish literature. It includes scholarship on Irish writers as well as contemporary Irish creative writing. For example, the issue features work by Ronald Schuchard, Michael Sidnell, and Jeff Holdridge, as well as translations by Patrick Crotty of modern poetry in Irish, poetry in English by young Irish poets, and a host of contributions from scholars in the USA, UK, Belgium, and France.


Edward Dowden: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poetry
edited by Wayne K. Chapman

Published online as a special issue of The South Carolina Review (vol. 42, no. 3, summer 2010), this volume reintroduces Edward Dowden, a significant poet of the nineteenth century, to a modern audience which has forgotten, probably, that this distinguished Irish authority on Shakespeare, Goethe and Shelley thought of himself as a poet first. Our perception of Dowden today is that he was a better critic than he was a poet; and in the main, this judgment may be sound, but it goes untested due to the scarcity of his poetic works. Without the commitment he made to his academic post at Trinity College, Dublin, he might have become another Meredith. His poetry was prominently featured in Alfred Miles’s series The Poets and the Poetry of the Nineteenth Century (Routledge, c. 1891-1906)—an influential tome which conferred canonical stature to a broader field of poets than we tend to observe from our distant perspective.

Verses 1856-1884, A Critical Edition
by Elizabeth Dickinson West
edited by Wayne K. Chapman

Like any critical edition, this book engages with and acknowledges a number of texts, particularly Verses by E.D.W. (i.e., Elizabeth Dickinson West (1875, 1883). The poet was the student and thereafter the second wife of Edward Dowden, the inspiration behind his posthumous published collection of lyric poems, A Woman's Reliquary (Cuala Press, 1913). This edition of her work is the only one that gathers in one place all of her original poems, including some manuscript versions of published and unpublished work.

Lyrical Ballads 1798: A Critical Edition by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
edited by Wayne K. Chapman et alii

This book is the product of collaboration between Dr. Wayne K. Chapman and the students of his Literary Editing class (English 441/641) during eight of the sixteen weeks of fall semester 2011 at Clemson University. Like any critical edition, it engages with and acknowledges a number of precursor texts, the most evident being the four editions of Lyrical Ballads that mark the success of the once experimental verse that the poets ventured to publish, at first anonymously, in 1798, as well as the commemorative facsimiles published by David Nutt (London) and edited by prolific scholar, editor, and poet Edward Dowden (1843-1913).

New Technology and the Future of Publishing
edited by Catherine Paul
web design by Heather Cox

This hypermedia anthology constitutes the proceedings of a themed conference, the Colloquium on New Technology and the Future of Publishing (2001). In New Technology and the Future of Publishing (2002), contributors discuss the the current "crisis in scholarly communication" when new media are involved--as well as the many opportunities that have arisen alongside that crisis. Some essays highlight the innovative teaching strategies and interdisciplinary scholarship that new technologies have made possible. Others address some of the ways in which academic presses can now go beyond traditional publication programs, avoiding current pitfalls of print journals and books without incurring undue extra costs or sacrificing editorial standards or intellectual property rights. Still other essays examine the changes new technology has wrought on libraries. These issues and more are covered in this anthology.

Literature and Digital Technologies:
W. B. Yeats, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley, and William Gass
edited by Karen Schiff

Literature and Digital Technologies makes selections from the 2002 and 2003 Colloquia on New Technology. As Karen Schiff writes, the essays in this monograph "grow out of the intersection of electronic technologies and literary study." "In widening the scope of 'digital technologies' so far as to include the production of literary texts through different kinds of digital machines," she explains, "we have arrived at the heart of the enterprise that has driven this entire endeavor: the use of technologies to promote the circulation and reading of works of literature." The essays collected here examine the effect of new technologies on reading, writing, and the study of literature.

An Annotated Guide to the Writings and Papers of Leonard Woolf
by Janet M. Manson
and Wayne K. Chapman

The Annotated Guide is an ongoing effort to provide on Leonard Woolf the kind of bibliographic information sometimes found in the pages of Woolf Studies Annual on Virginia Woolf. This e-book may be used as a finding aid to collections of Leonard Woolf papers, and it substantially augments such tools on the subject as the unindexed Short-Title Catalog (by Julia King and Laila Miletic-Vejzovic) and the slightly indexed but incomplete listing in Leonard Woolf: A Bibliography (by Leila Luedeking and Michael Edmonds).