Opening windows into the past: A study of the importance of annotations, footnotes, and the resulting reaccentuation of Victorian editions for students

dc.contributor.authorCorbett, Audrice J.
dc.contributor.committeeChairGreer, Russell
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBurns, Hugh
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-06T16:07:09Z
dc.date.available2018-02-06T16:07:09Z
dc.date.issued8/30/2007
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to present and support my theory that annotations and footnotes are excellent rhetorical devices for editors of Victorian editions for students and that annotations and footnotes contribute to reaccentuation of Victorian text, which leads to students experiencing creative understanding, which, in turn, allows editors to influence students' perceptions, creating readers who can understand and agree with authorial or editorial purpose. I researched the works of Mikhail Bakhtin and Wayne Booth along with other relevant resources, and I studied the effects of existing or potential annotations and footnotes in several editions of Jane Eyre, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Lady Audley's Secret, and The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid, all Victorian texts. Through writing this thesis, I not only prove and support my theory but I also discover that the study of annotations and footnotes actually promotes further personal scholarship on the part of students.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11274/9147
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectScholarly editions
dc.subjectRhetoricen_US
dc.subjectCritical editions
dc.subjectLanguage, literature, and linguisticsen_US
dc.titleOpening windows into the past: A study of the importance of annotations, footnotes, and the resulting reaccentuation of Victorian editions for studentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelMaster
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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