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Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts

Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​Lead Faculty

Arts and Science

Participating Degree Programs

Classics—PhD
English—PhD
History—PhD
Italian Studies—PhD
Medieval Studies—PhD
Music—PhD
Philosophy—PhD
Religion—PhD
Spanish—PhD

Overview

The Collaborative Specialization in Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts offers intensive training in the editing of medieval Latin and vernacular texts, including music. Training in all areas is based on a sound knowledge of Latin, a facility in examining manuscript documents, and an understanding of the principles of editorial method.

Students can choose to focus on editing texts in Latin, texts in Old and Middle English, or texts in other vernacular languages. Students complete a series of courses that deal with the techniques of reading, transcribing, and editing manuscripts, an​d then complete an editorial project. Upon successful completion of the PhD requirements of the participating home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts” on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address

Web: http://medievaltexts.utoronto.ca
Email: medieval.studies@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-4884
Fax: (416) 978-8294

Collaborative Specialization in Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts
Centre for Medieval Studies
University of Toronto
3rd Floor, 125 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7
Canada

Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • The Collaborative Specialization in Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts is only available to doctoral students in one of the collaborating graduate units.

  • Students who wish to be admitted to the collaborative specialization must have passed the Centre for Medieval Studies' Level One Latin examination.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must complete a total of 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) as follows:

    • The year-long core seminar MST 1111H Higher Seminar in Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts+ (0.5 FCE; Credit/No Credit)

    • 0.5 FCE from a course in the relevant language and/or philology of the student’s field, chosen with the approval of the home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization director.

  • An approved editorial project, which can be a paper for a course in any of the collaborating graduate units, an independent publishable project, or the student's dissertation.

  • The student's course of study and overall progress will be reviewed annually by the collaborative specialization director, though ultimate responsibility for the student's progress will remain with the graduate chair of the home program.

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts: Courses

Courses marked (PR) have prerequisites; further information may be obtained from the Centre of Medieval Studies' website.

English

ENG 1093H
The Medieval Vernacular Book

Italian Studies

ITA 1165H
Introduction to Italian Philology
ITA 1170H
Textual Criticism and the Editing of Early Italian Texts

Medieval Studies

MST 1000Y
Medieval Latin I
MST 1101H
Codicology (PR)
MST 1104H
Latin Palaeography I (PR)
MST 1105H
Latin Palaeography II (PR)
MST 1107H
Latin Textual Criticism (PR)
MST 1110H
Diplomatics and Diplomatic Editing (PR)
MST 1111H+
Higher Seminar in Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts (Credit/No Credit)
MST 1113H
Vernacular Text-Editing: A Collaborative Project
MST 1115H
English Palaeography (PR)
MST 1384H
The Exeter Book of Old English Verse (PR)
MST 1392H
Editing and Appreciating Wulfstan's Prose (PR)
MST 3230H
The Common Law of Medieval Europe

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.