Radiant Textuality: Literary Studies after the World Wide Web / Edition 1

Radiant Textuality: Literary Studies after the World Wide Web / Edition 1

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by J. McGann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 140396436X

ISBN-13: 9781403964366

Pub. Date: 12/06/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This book describes and explains the fundamental changes that are now taking place in the most traditional areas of humanities theory and method, scholarship and education. The changes flow from the re-examination of the very foundations of the humanities - its theories of textuality and communication - that are being forced by developments in information technology.

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This book describes and explains the fundamental changes that are now taking place in the most traditional areas of humanities theory and method, scholarship and education. The changes flow from the re-examination of the very foundations of the humanities - its theories of textuality and communication - that are being forced by developments in information technology. A threshold was crossed during the last decade of the twentieth century with the emergence of the World Wide Web, which has (1) globalized access to computerized resources and information, and (2) made interface and computer graphics paramount concerns for work in digital culture. While these changes are well known, their consequences are not well understood, despite so much discussion by digital enthusiasts and digital doomsters alike. In reconsidering these matters, Radiant Textuality introduces some remarkable new proposals for integrating computerized tools into the central interpretative and critical activities of traditional humanities disciplines, and of literary studies in particular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403964366
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/06/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Beginning Again: Humanities and Digital Culture, 1993-2000 PART I: HIDEOUS PROGENY, ROUGH BEASTS: 1993-1995 The Alice Fallacy The Rationale of HyperText Editing as a Theoretical Pursuit Appendix to Part I Chapter 3 PART II: IMAGING WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW: 1995-1999 Deformance and Interpretation (with Lisa Samuels) Rethinking Textuality PART III: QUANTUM POETICS: 1999-2000 Visible and Invisible Books in N-Dimensional Space Appendix to Part III Chapter 1: 'What Is Text?' Dialogue and Interpretation at the Interface of Man and Machine. Beginning Again and Again: The Ivanhoe Game

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