What does it mean to be the ‘fellow-worker and accomplice’ of a (modernist) writer?*

A workshop-day exploring the work of the New Modernist Editing network, led by MyBookcase

Archives of the National Library of Scotland (NLS) and the Reading Room in the Modern & Contemporary
Art Archive, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA), 7 February 2020

The event opened at the archive of the NLS which holds a number of important books dating from the modernist period or drawing on modernist aesthetics, in particular those which raise challenging or unusual questions about the process of scholarly editing. Participants were given the opportunity to handle some of this material and were guided through it by curator Ian Scott. The group then moved to SNGMA, and were led by its librarian Kerry Watson in a workshop engaging with items from their internationally important collection of Futurist and Dada books and publications, among other materials.
Thereafter, Cristina Garriga and Julia Doz (My Bookcase) moderated a group Socratic Dialogue, following the model applied to the reading context currently explored by My Bookcase. The Socratic Dialogue offers a tool for creative thought. Its aim is to create a space for dialogue and debate where everyone is able to philosophise and where the input of each member of the audience is valued.

*The title of the workshop is borrowed from Virginia Woolf, quoted in the General Editors’ Preface to the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf, by Jane Goldman, Susan Sellers and Bryony Randall, p. xi.

Imprints of the New Modernist Editing
Art Editing Modernism