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dc.contributor.advisorStringer, Gary
dc.creatorMcLawhorn, Tracy Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-03T14:43:53Z
dc.date.available2015-05-01T05:57:09Z
dc.date.created2013-05
dc.date.issued2013-04-04
dc.date.submittedMay 2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/149398
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation presents an edition of six poems from John Donne’s Songs and Sonets—“The Indifferent,” “Love’s Usury,” “The Will,” “The Funerall,” “The Primerose,” and “The Dampe”—and a digital edition of one additional poem, “To His Mistress Going to Bed.” Using the methodologies of The Variorum Edition of the Poems of John Donne, I have also adopted the edition’s principal goal—to recover and present Donne’s exact texts to the extent that this is possible. For each poem, I have selected a copy-text and emended it in accordance with the Variorum’s principles. A textual introduction for each poem explains how the copy-text was chosen and traces the circulation of the text in all seventeenth-century artifacts. I have also provided a textual apparatus for each poem, which, in addition to recording the texts collated, emendations to the copy-text, imperfections in the sources, and indentation patterns in the sources, also notes all verbal variants and variants of punctuation. Finally, I have created a stemma charting the transmissional history for each poem and giving a visual representation of how the textual artifacts relate to each other. The other major component of my dissertation, a digital edition of “To His Mistress Going to Bed,” is meant to serve as a prototype for what might usefully be done with Donne’s poems in a digital medium. While the actual digital edition of this poem cannot be fully represented on paper, my chapter on this edition outlines the process I used to create it and describes its major features. The digital edition itself can be found at <http://donnevariorum.tamu.edu/resources/tohismistress/tohismistress.html>.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectJohn Donneen
dc.subjectTextual Editingen
dc.subjectCritical Editionen
dc.subjectManuscripten
dc.subjectSongs and Sonnetsen
dc.subject"The Indifferent"en
dc.subject"Love's Usury"en
dc.subject"The Will"en
dc.subject"The Funeral"en
dc.subject"The Primrose"en
dc.subject"The Damp"en
dc.subjectDigital Editionen
dc.subject"To his Mistress Going to Bed"en
dc.titleA Critical Edition of Donne's "The Indifferent," "Love's Usury," "The Will," "The Funerall," "The Primerose," and "The Dampe" and a Digital Edition of "To his Mistress Going to Bed"
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFuruta, Richard
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHarner, Jim
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSwearingen, Jan
dc.type.materialtexten
dc.date.updated2013-10-03T14:43:53Z
local.embargo.terms2015-05-01


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