The Extended Digital Scholarly Edition of “The Name of the Rose”: modelling, workflow and the IDEA paradigm


  • Christian D'Agata University of Catania



AIUCD2022, Digital Scholarly Edition, Umberto Eco, Text Encoding, Euporia and Domain Specific Language Annotation, Didactics and Public Humanities, Computational Literature Studies, Literary lexicography, Digital literary hermeneutics


The paper presents the Digital Scholarly Edition of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose characterized since its conception by the dialogue between Digital Philology and Computational Literary Criticism in a interdisciplinary perspective called 'IDEA' paradigm (Interpretation, Didactics, Edition, Annotation). By bringing together Authorial Philology, Digital Annotation and Literature Didactics, the IDEA paradigm aims to overcome the objective limitations of publishing contemporary literature content on the Web in open format. The contribution then describes the portal «The Variants of the Rose», a virtual place where to present the critical apparatus of variants encoded in XML-TEI (and visualized through EVT2), some didactic content elaborated with TRAViz, Storymap JS and Timeline JS, the annotation in a Domain Specific Language developed on Euporia and further critical insights elaborated from Franco Moretti's Distant reading and Giuseppe Savoca's Literary Lexicography. Subsequently, a reflection on the modelling of edition, the concept of Extended Edition and the project workflow is presented. Finally, a road map of future content is proposed with a view to the increasing integration of scientific research and the Public Humanities.



How to Cite

D’Agata, C. (2022). The Extended Digital Scholarly Edition of “The Name of the Rose”: modelling, workflow and the IDEA paradigm. Umanistica Digitale, 6(14), 183–215.