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David Greetham
Position: Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of the City University of New York. English
Phone: 917-536-8145
Office Hours: By Appointment
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., The City University of New York
Research Interests: Interdisciplinary textual theory; interactive technology; textualities; scholarly editing and bibliographical studies; history of the book, authorship, and reception; medieval English literature; history of literary criticism; critical theory and culture criticism; founder of Society for Textual Scholarship.
Theory Group Field Specialization: Bibliographical Studies and Textual Theory|Literary History, Criticism, and Theory
Chronological Period Specialization: Medieval Literature

Selected Publications:

  • The Pleasures of Contamination: Evidence, Text, and Voice in Textual studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010 xiii+385pp.

  • Theories of the Text (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1999); ix + 580pp [study of interrelationships of literary and textual theory].

  • Textual Transgressions: Essays Toward the Construction of a Biobibliography (New York: Garland/Taylor and Francis, 1998]; xiv + 602pp [collection of theoretical and pragmatic essays on textuality, with “interweaves” of autobiographical contexts].

  • The Margins of the Text (Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1997): viii + 383pp [two-part collection–“The Margins of Discourse” and “The Margins of the Book”–on the ideological “edges” of textuality, e.g., gender, class, race, and on the significance of marginality to the meanings produced by texts].

  • Scholarly Editing: A Guide to Research, ed. (New York: MLA, 1995); vi + 740pp [collection of essays on scholarly editing from biblical/classical to present].

  • Textual Scholarship: An Introduction (New York: Garland, 1992, xx + 539pp; 1994, xx + 561 pp); Italian translation 2011; 2nd. Ed 2011. New York/London: Routledge, 2006) [historical and critical survey of all aspects of textual scholarship, from classical bibliography to hypermedia].

  • TEXT: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies (New York: AMS/Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1984ff. [interdisciplinary journal of textual studies, emphasizing theory; founding co-editor].

  • On the Properties of Things: John Trevisa’s Translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus’ De Proprietatibus Rerum (xv) (Oxford: Clarendon P, 1975, pp. 726-824 [2v; vol. 3, 1989]. [critical edition of most influential Middle English encyclopaedia].

  • Board of Advisers Review, TEXT, Editio, SEENET, Ecdotica, Piers Plowman Archive, Ulysses Hypermedia Archive, Center for the History of the Book (Pennsylvania State University), U of Washington Center for Textual Studies, Working Group on Electronic Representation of Handwritten and Printed Materials.