in Textual Scholarship
by the Executive Editor
interpretative scholarship proceeds
in stages of ever-increasing
The inaugural object of concern is a body
of basic or primary texts, but from there an
initial group of scholars sets out to provide assessments,
interpretations, and critiques in the
way of secondary expositions. In due course,
another group of scholars produces tertiary
responses to those prior, secondary expositions.
And its process goes on to yield n-ary
responses to those previous efforts, moving
on to an ever-greater
cognitive distance from
those basic texts.