Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1384-5829
  • E-ISSN: 2352-118X


This article takes as its starting point Jerome McGann’s assertion that electronic presentations of historical texts may enable us to understand better the historical specificity of the composition of these texts. Our case in point is Constantijn Huygens’ Ooghen-troost, an electronic edition of which is currently being prepared by one the authors of this contribution. The article serves as the theoretical underpinnings of the editorial project. It hopes to make clear by means of two concrete passages in Huygens’ poem in which way McGann’s text-theory can shed new light on the build-up of the Ooghen-troost and on the poem’s interpellation of present-day readers.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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