Resource for Editing the Classics
Identifying the Market for your Edition
- MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature -- if your author is included in this series of books on pedagogies for the literature classroom, it may indicate a current appetite for teaching works by the author.
- Search OhioLINK for your author as "Subject". Look especially for and look for books with certain subheadings, e.g.:
- "--Study and Teaching" : Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689 -- Study and teaching
- "--Criticism and interpretation" : Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689 -- Criticism and interpretation
- Search Google for [Your author/work] syllabus to find recent course offerings including your author or work.
Finding Contemporary Reviews
- Gale Literary Criticism Series:
- Ref. Indexes: Book Review Digest (1905-2014)
- Ref. Indexes: Book Review Index (1964-1984)
- 19th Century Masterfile
- New York Times (1851-present)
- Ref. Indexes: Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
- OhioLINK: LCSH -- Appreciation
Identifying Scholarly Editions
- MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions -- Approved Editions -- list of scholarly editions; many authors are not included, but this is a good place to start.
- Search in the MLA Bibliography and limit to "Editions".
- The notes in the back of a Norton Anthology will often list scholarly editions for the authors included in the anthology.