Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web / Edition 1

Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web / Edition 1

by Jerome McGann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312293526

ISBN-13: 9780312293529

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Jerome McGann has been at the forefront of the digital revolution in the humanities. His pioneering critical projects on the World Wide Web have redefined traditional notions about interpreting literature. In this trailblazing book, McGann explores the profound implications digital media have for the core critical tasks of the humanities.Drawing on his work as

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Jerome McGann has been at the forefront of the digital revolution in the humanities. His pioneering critical projects on the World Wide Web have redefined traditional notions about interpreting literature. In this trailblazing book, McGann explores the profound implications digital media have for the core critical tasks of the humanities.Drawing on his work as editor of the acclaimed hypertext project The Rossetti Archive, he sets the foundation for a new critical practice for the digital age. Digital media, he demonstrates, can do much more than organize access to great works of literature and art. Beyond their acknowledged editorial and archival capabilities, digital media are also critical tools of unprecedented power. In McGann’s practical vision, digital tools give scholars a flexible, dynamic means for interpreting expressive works—especially those that combine text and image. Radiant Textuality demonstrates eloquently how new technologies can deepen our understanding of complex, multi-layered works of the human imagination in ways never before thought possible.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312293529
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.03(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: Imagining 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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