From Print Error to Human Errancy in Print
Part I, “The Comedy of Errata,” disinters the clash and periodic carnivalism between humanist drives and typographic culture. For the sake of focus and cohesion, Nayar constricts herself to the Renaissance culture of print error. With even more ontological breadth, Nayar attends to the period’s growing, print-induced potential for rhetorical errancy, including pitched polemics, plagiarism, and even a perceived errancy of the English language itself. “From Print Error to Human Errancy in Print” provides, in this way, a necessary build-up of context—a kind of ethnographic collation of print error—suitable and necessary for engaging with Chap. 3.