Emeritus Professor Paul Eggert

Emeritus Professor
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Paul Eggert is an editorial theorist, scholarly editor and book historian within the broad field of English literature.  A fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities since 1998, he served as the general editor of its Academy Editions of Australian Literature (10 vols, 1996-2007) and as chair of its English-discipline section (2009-11). He received the Centenary Medal for services to the study of literature in 2003.

Paul joined UNSW Canberra as a lecturer in English in 1985, rose through the ranks to professor, served as head of school 2001-03 and was founding director of the Australian Scholarly Editions Centre 1993–2005.

During 2009-14 he worked as an ARC professorial research fellow at UNSW Canberra and then completed his professional career with several years as the Martin J. Svaglic chair in textual studies at Loyola University Chicago. The two principal outcomes were the Charles Harpur Critical Archive, launched in 2018 and ongoing (www.charles-harpur.org), and a work of editorial theory, The Work and the Reader in Literary Studies: Scholarly Editions and Book History (Cambridge UP, 2019). Eggert was made Professor Emeritus at Loyola upon retiring there at the end of 2018.

The book for which Eggert is most widely known is Securing the Past: Conservation in Art, Architecture and Literature, published by Cambridge UP in 2009; it won the Society for Textual Scholarship’s Finneran Award as the best book of editorial theory for 2009–10. Paul went on to serve as president of this US-based society during 2013-14.

Three books of his appeared in 2013: a scholarly edition of the original newspaper versions of Henry Lawson’s While the Billy Boils (Sydney UP); a scholarly edition of Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad, co-edited with Roger Osborne (Cambridge UP in its Works of Joseph Conrad series), and Biography of a Book, a study of the life of Henry Lawson’s While the Billy Boils (Pennsylvania State UP and Sydney UP).

Several other full-scale scholarly editions of works by D. H. Lawrence, Henry Kingsley and Rolf Boldrewood have also appeared since 1990.

His email address is p.eggert@adfa.edu.au

Books

Eggert P, 2019, Work and the Reader in Literary Studies Scholarly Editing and Book History, Cambridge University Press

Eggert PR; Osborne R, 2013, Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad. The Cambridge Edition of the Works and Letters of Joseph Conrad., 1, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Eggert PR; Webby E, 2013, While the Billy Boils: The Original Newspaper Versions, Original, Sydney University Press, Sydney

Eggert PR, 2013, Biography of a Book: Henry Lawson's While the Billy Boils, Original, Sydney University Press, Sydney

Eggert PR; Shillingsburg P, (ed.), 2010, Ecdotica 6 -- Anglo-American Scholarly Editing 1980–2005, Carocci editore, Rome

Eggert PR, 2009, Securing the Past: Conservation in Art, Architecture and Literature, 1, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Eggert PR; de Filippis S; Kalnins M, (eds.), 2007, D.H. Lawrence in Italy: Sketches from `Etruscan Places, Sea and Sardinia`, and `Twilight in Italy`, Penguin Books, London

Eggert PR; Webby E, 2006, Robbery Under Arms, First, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia

Eggert PR, (ed.), 2004, Books and Empire: Textual Production, Distribution and Consumption in Colonial and Post Colonial Countries, BSANZ, Wellington, New Zealand

Eggert PR, (ed.), 2002, Twilight in Italy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK

Eggert PR, (ed.), 2002, The Boy in the Bush: DH Lawrence & ML Skinner, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK

Eggert PR; Sankey M, (ed.), 1998, The Editorial Gaze, Garland Publishing, New York/London

Eggert PR, (ed.), 1997, Twilight in Italy and other Essays by D.H. Lawrence, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth U.K.

Eggert PR, (ed.), 1996, The Boy in the Bush, Penguin Books, London

Eggert PR; Worthen J, (ed.), 1996, Lawrence and comedy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Eggert PR, (ed.), 1996, The Boy in the Bush, Penguin Books, London

Mellick S; Morgan P; Eggert PR, 1996, The recollection of Geoffry Hamlyn, Original, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia Qld

Eggert PR, 1994, Twilight in Italy and Other Essays, Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Eggert PR, (ed.), 1990, Editing in Australia, English Department University College ADFA, Canberra

Eggert PR, 1990, The Boy in the Bush, Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Book Chapters

Eggert P, 2019, '‘The Present, the Past, and the Material Object’', in The Explicit Material Inquiries on the Intersection of Curatorial and Conservation Cultures, pp. 64 - 79

Eggert P, 2019, 'L’edizione come “cantiere” testuale: conservazione, edizione, restauro', in Zaccarello M (ed.), Teoria e forme del testo digitale, Carocci editore, Rome, pp. 57 - 70

Eggert P, 2019, 'Changing Literary Tastes and the Blue Pencil: In-house Revision and Abridgement of Australian Colonial Novels', in Edwards MJ (ed.), Richard Bentley and the British Empire, Edward Everett Root, Brighton, Sussex, pp. 141 - 167

Eggert P, 2018, 'The Cambridge Edition', in Harrison A (ed.), D. H. Lawrence in Context, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 304 - 314

Eggert PR, 2014, 'What We Edit, and How We Edit; or, Why Not to Ring-fence the Text', in Anselmi GM; Pasquini E; Rico F (ed.), Ecdotica (2013) vol. 10, Carocci, pp. 50 - 63, http://www.carocci.it/

Eggert PR, 2013, 'Lawrence, Twilight in Italy and the Limits of the Foreign: A Print Culture Approach', in Ceramella N (ed.), Lake Garda: Gateway to D. H. Lawrence’s Voyage to the Sun, edn. 1, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, UK, pp. 25 - 54

Eggert PR, 2013, 'Apparatus, Text, Interface: How To Read a Printed Critical Edition', in Fraistat N; Flanders J (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship, edn. 1, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 97 - 118

Eggert PR, 2011, 'Conrad's Working Methods in Under Western Eyes:The Editorial Challenge', in Simmons AH; Hawthorn J (ed.), Under Western Eyes: Centennial Essays, edn. 1, Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 1 - 22

Eggert PR, 2010, 'Kirsop, Wallace', in Woudhuysen H; Suarez M (ed.), The Oxford Companion to the Book, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. II. 846 - II. 846

Eggert PR, 2010, 'Howard-Hill, Trevor', in Woudhuysen H; Suarez M (ed.), The Oxford Companion to the Book, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. II. 803 - II. 803

Eggert PR, 2010, 'Australian Scholarly Editions Centre', in Woudhuysen H; Suarez M (ed.), The Oxford Companion to the Book, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. I. 494 - I. 494

Eggert PR; Shillingsburg P, 2010, 'Introduction: The Anglo-American Editing Scene 1980–2005', in Eggert P; Shillingsburg P (ed.), Ecdotica 6 -- Anglo-American Scholarly Editing 1980–2005, edn. 1, Carocci editore, Rome, pp. 9 - 17

Eggert PR, 2010, 'Text As Algorithm and Process', in McCarty W (ed.), Text and Genre in Reconstruction: Effects of Digitalization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products and Institutions, edn. 1, OpenBook Publishers, Cambridge, pp. 183 - 202

Eggert PR, 2009, 'The Book, Scholarly Editing and the Electronic Edition', in Bode K; Dixon R (ed.), Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture, edn. 1, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 53 - 69

Eggert PR, 2009, 'The Book, E-Text and the “Work-Site”', in Deegan M; Sutherland K (ed.), Text Editing, Print, and the Digital World, edn. 1, Ashgate, London, pp. 63 - 82

Eggert PR, 2006, 'New Life for a colonial Classic Robbery Under Arms', in Paper Empires: a History of the Book in Australia 1946-2000, edn. First, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, pp. 260 - 263

Eggert PR, 2006, 'Peter Carey`s True History of the Kelly Gang', in Paper Empires: a History of the Book in Australia 1946-2000, edn. First, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, pp. 195 - 198

Berrie PW; Eggert PR; Tiffin C; Barwell G; berrie , 2006, 'Authenticating Electronic Editions', in Electronic Textual Editing, edn. Original, MLA, NY, pp. 267 - 276

Eggert PR, 2005, 'These Post-Philological Days...Postscript (2005): Signs of the times, signs of the future', in Anselmi GM; Pasquini E; Rico F (ed.), Ecdotica, edn. First, Carocci Editore, Rome, pp. 80 - 98

Eggert PR, 2005, 'Variant Versions and International Copyright: The Case of Joseph Conrad`s Under Western Eyes', in Jansohn C; Plachta B (ed.), Varianten-Variants-variantes, edn. First, Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tuebingen, pp. 201 - 212

Eggert PR, 2004, 'General Editor`s Foreword', in Strauss J (ed.), The Collected Verse of Mary Gilmore Vol 1, edn. First, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, pp. vii - ix

Eggert PR, 2004, 'The State of `English` in Australia', in Barnes K; Jones JL (ed.), Words for Their Own Sake, edn. Original, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 71 - 78

Eggert PR, 2004, 'Textual Authority or Authorisation: Postcolonial Adaptation of Editorial method for Robbery Under Arms', in Bein T; Nutt-Kofoth R; Plachta B (ed.), Autor, Autorisation Authentizitat (Special edition of Editio), edn. Original, Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tuebingen, pp. 315 - 325

Eggert PR, 2004, 'The Way of All Text', in Modiano R; Searle LF; Shillingsburg P (ed.), Voice, Text, Hypertext: Emerging Practices in Textual Studies, edn. Original, University of Washington Press, USA, pp. 162 - 176

Eggert PR, 2002, 'The Importance of Scholarly Editing', in Plachta ; Vliet V (ed.), Pespectives of Scholarly Editing, edn. Original, Constantin Huyghens, Den Haag, Holland, pp. 15 - 26

Eggert PR, 2002, 'The Golden Stain of Time', in John Thomson (ed.), Books and Bibliography, edn. Original, Victoria University Press, Wellington NZ, pp. 116 - 128

Eggert PR, 2002, 'General Editor`s Foreword', in Rosemary Campbell (ed.), An Australian Girl, edn. Original, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, pp. 7 - 9

Eggert PR, 2001, 'The Biographical Issue: Lives of Lawrence', in Anne Fernihough (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to D.H. Lawrence, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., pp. 157 - 177

Eggert PR, 2000, 'The Editorial Position: Some Reflections on Editorial Orientations in Charlottesville, Cambridge and Canberra', in Editio, edn. Original, Niemeyer, Tübingen, pp. 104 - 116

Eggert PR, 1999, 'Colonial King: Grant Madison Hervey and the Bulletin of the 1900s', in The culture of the book: essays from two hemispheres in honour of Wallace Kirsop, edn. Original, Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zeala, Melbourne, pp. 446 - 467

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