Textual Scholarship

Literary studies and linguistics concern working with texts, but commonly as bearers of specific information – an item of knowledge, an opinion, a message, a style, a language of symbols, a rhythm, rhymes, and so on. In textual scholarship, we turn our attention directly to the texts as phenomena and study their origin, transmission and transposition from one medium to another (i.e. from manuscript to print, or from printed books to electronic texts).

Textual scholarship in this context serves as a collective designation for several related disciplines:

  • Scholarly editing (the science of the publishing of literary works and documents)
  • Book and media history (specifically, the history of textual media)
  • Digital text theory
  • Sociology of literature
  • History of libraries and reading

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External researchers

Researchers from UCPH

Benne, ChristianProfessor with special responsibilities +45 353-30085E-mail
Bjerring-Hansen, JensAssociate professor +45 353-31905E-mail
Blicher, HenrikAssociate professor +45 353-28315E-mail
Driscoll, Matthew JamesProfessor +45 353-28471E-mail
Duncker, DortheAssociate professor +45 353-28374E-mail
Hansen, Anne MetteAssociate professor +45 353-28713E-mail
Jelsbak, TorbenAssociate professor +45 353-31224E-mail
Jensson, GottskálkAssociate professor +45 353-28473E-mail
Jørgensen, Maria +45 91 32 41 29E-mail
Kjeldsen, Alex SpeedAssistant professor, tenure track +45 353-35737E-mail
Kondrup, JohnnyProfessor +45 353-28363E-mail
Rasmussen, Krista Stinne GrevePart-time lecturer +45 353-28350E-mail
Skriver, SvendAssociate professor +45 353-28345E-mail
Stegmann, BeekePostdoc +45 353-35746E-mail


Research group leader

Professor Johnny Kondrup,
e-mail: kondrup@hum.ku.dk