Textual Scholarship: Ideologies of Literary Production.
Esp. pp. 118, 125: Modern understandings of structural unity and integrity cannot be applied to medieval texts like PPl that were composed through the rearrangement of fragments of the Bible and other authoritative works in a new context to create a new work. K-D’s rejection of recension in favor of a reconstruction of the author’s original “through a kind of intuitive leap of faith in his or her own learning and taste” resembles the practice of medieval scribes who created new versions of a work from a combination of old versions and their own sense of “what a work ought to say.”