Blake Archive Receives MLA’s CSE Approval
The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce that the Archive has been designated an Approved Edition by the Modern Language Association. This is the first time the organization has awarded its “seal” to an electronic edition. The MLA’s Committee on Scholarly Editions has been fostering rigorous editorial standards for printed editions since 1976. David V. Erdman’s Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake received the MLA seal in 1981. The Committee’s guidelines for electronic editions were first published in 2004 as part of a major revision of the Committee’s editorial guidelines; see also Burnard, O’Keefe, and Unsworth, Electronic Textual Editing, MLA/TEI, forthcoming 2006). Previously, the Archive was the recipient of the MLA’s Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition, 2003.