Documentary Editing, Association for


Date of this Version

Spring 2006

Document Type



Documentary Editing, Vol. 28, no. 1, Spring 2006. ISSN 0196-7134


2006 © the Association for Documentary Editing. Used by permission.


New Ways of Looking at Old Texts should be the proverb pasted on every editor's bathroom mirror. Yet here it is the third such title of a collection of essays, all special publications of the Renaissance English Text Society, and may very well, as its predecessor did, find its way onto "graduate reading lists, there being no alternatives." If one can take seriously the ADE mission as being "to provide a scholarly community for people interested in editing historical and literary texts and to promote the use of these records by students, teachers, and scholars," and can interpret that mission as extending beyond the confines of dead Americans, this is a volume that merits notice.

New Ways III consists of seventeen essays presented at the MLA and the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan.