Week 5: 26 SeptemberThis just in from WW Norton, after a fairly heated e-mail on my part:
Eliot, The Waste Land continued; Leavis, “The Significance of the Modern Waste Land” (Norton Critical Ed. 173-85; Bush, “Unknown Terror and Mystery” (Norton Critical Ed. 246-58; Froula, “Corpse, Monument, Hypocrite Lecteur: Text and Transference in the Reception of The Waste Land” (Norton Critical Ed. 275-86).
Dear Professor Scroggins,Caveat lector – & lecturer!
Your comments regarding the Norton Critical Edition of The Waste Land were passed along to me today. The book is not [a] revised edition and we do not have one planned for the foreseeable future.
Professor Froula required that her essay "Corpse, Monument, Hypocrite Lecteur: Text and Transference in the Reception of The Waste Land" be removed from the book after the tenth printing. The essay was deleted per her request in 2006 and any reference to her was removed from the book. This was an exceptional case; deletions between printings are in no way a typical practice for Norton Critical Editions. To avoid further confusion, any mention of Professor Froula's inclusion in the book will be removed from the website- many thanks for notifying us to this oversight.
Again, we regret any problems and frustration that Professor Froula's request caused.