The Centre for Literary Editing and the Materiality of the Text supports and promotes research in the fields of literary editing and textual study, broadly and inclusively construed.

The Centre’s members produce leading scholarly editions of literary works. Through a programme of seminars, symposia and other research events, the Centre also offers a forum for critical consideration of editorial theories and practices, analysis of the production, transmission and reception of literary texts, and interpretation of the material forms of literature and the historical conditions governing their survival and preservation.