He did it in his introduction to his edited edition of the works of Thomas Nashe. McKerrow's invention of the term heralds the beginning of modern Textual Criticism.
A milestone in Shakespeare studies and Textual Criticism, the publication of this book marks the arrival of a newer, slicker, and more rigorous type of Textual Criticism. It's Textual Criticism 2.0.
This book became the Textual Criticism Bible. All the basics are here, folks.
Greg makes us rethink the whole notion of copy-text.
Bowers announces that "the theory of copy-text proposed by Sir Walter Greg rules supreme." Greg is king, and Bowers is his heir.
Textual Critics are beginning to sit up and notice the fact that computers have been popping up everywhere. Shillingsburg is the first to think about what they mean for the field.
Tanselle, who's a disciple of Greg and a buddy of Bowers, shows us just how closely connected literary criticism and textual criticism are.
McGann goes on the attack and says that W. W. Greg and Co. are just, well, completely wrong about the copy-text.
Bryant argues that we should all go with the flow of the fluid text. That's a text made up of all variants of a given work.
Bryant shows us his ideas in action when he edits a "fluid text" edition of Melville's first novel.