A Thomas Hardy Society Conference Lecture by Professor Richard Nemesvari
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Starts 09:15
Sunninghill School, South Court, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EB

Flawed Icons and Verbal Texts: Editorial Theory and the CUP Edition of the Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy

A Thomas Hardy Society Conference Lecture by Professor Richard Nemesvari

Professor Nemesvari, Dean of Arts and Professor of ENglish at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, is the General Editor of the landmark Cambridge Critical Edition of the Novels and Short Stories of Thomas Hardy. The first three volumes were published in 2019. The textual history of Hardy's works is notoriously complicated. Professor Nemesvari will talk about some of the choices an editor of Hardy's work must make and the implications for the Cambridge Edition -- the first complete critical edition of Hardy's fiction.

Richard Nemesvari has written extensively on nineteenth-century literature and Thomas Hardy. He edited The Trumpet-Major for Oxford World's Classics, and in 2011 published Thomas Hardy, Sensationalism, and the Melodramatic Mode with Palgrave Macmillan. Journal and book chapter publications include: “Hardy and Victorian Popular Culture: Performing Modernity in Music Hall and Melodrama”, The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy. Ashgate, 2010. 71-86; “‘Genres are not to be mixed…I will not mix them’: Discourse, Ideology, and Generic Hybridity in Hardy’s Fiction”, A Companion to Thomas Hardy. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 102-116; “Romancing the Text: Genre, Indeterminacy, and Televising Tess of the d’Urbervilles”, Thomas Hardy on Screen. Cambridge UP, 2005. 170-182; “Hardy and his Readers”, Palgrave Advances in Thomas Hardy Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 38-74; and “‘The thing must be male, we suppose’: Erotic Triangles and Masculine Identity in Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Melville’s Billy Budd”, Thomas Hardy: Texts and Contexts. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. 87-109.

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