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Author: J. McGann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137107381

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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.

Radiant TextualityRadiant Textuality



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.

Author: J. McGann

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 140396436X

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Page: 272

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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.

Printers without BordersPrinters without Borders



Translation and Textuality in the Renaissance A. E. B. Coldiron. For readers, radiant translations may have created a fantasy of belonging that countered linguistic alterity and dispersal; that fantasy nevertheless allowed a reader the ...

Author: A. E. B. Coldiron

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316061978

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This innovative study shows how printing and translation transformed English literary culture in the Renaissance. Focusing on the century after Caxton brought the press to England in 1476, Coldiron illustrates the foundational place of foreign, especially French language, materials. The book reveals unexpected foreign connections between works as different as Caxton's first printed translations, several editions of Book of the Courtier, sixteenth-century multilingual poetry, and a royal Armada broadside. Demonstrating a new way of writing literary history beyond source-influence models, the author treats the patterns and processes of translation and printing as co-transformations. This provocative book will interest scholars and advanced students of book history, translation studies, comparative literature and Renaissance literature.

Digital Scholary Editions as InterfacesDigital Scholary Editions as Interfaces



In his book Radiant Textuality, McGann notes the limitations of text in the physical book and recognises the possibilities offered by digital tools and their environments, stating: When we use books to study books or hard copy texts to ...

Author: Roman Bleier

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783748115762

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Page: 348

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Interfaces are important elements of digital scholarly editions as they allow and direct the interaction of users with the online content and they facilitate the access to and exchange of data and information. Some interfaces are created for the human user (GUI), others for machine interaction and data exchange (API). Both aspects of interfaces and their roles in digital scholarly editing were discussed at a conference in 2016 organised by the Centre for Information Modelling at the University of Graz and the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network DiXiT. This volume includes a range of papers presented at the conference that highlight the diverse views and approaches towards interfaces in the digital scholarly editing community.

History in the Digital AgeHistory in the Digital Age



J. McGann, Radiant Textuality: Literature After the World Wide Web (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001), pp. 81–82. McGann, Radiant Textuality, p. 81. McGann, Radiant Textuality, p. 83. McGann, Radiant Textuality, p. 83.

Author: Toni Weller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415666961

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Page: 212

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The digital age is affecting all aspects of historical study, but much of the existing literature about history in the digital age can be alienating to the traditional historian who does not necessarily value or wish to embrace digital resources. History in the Digital Age takes a more conceptual look at how the digital age is affecting the field of history for both scholars and students. The printed copy, the traditional archive, and analogue research remain key constitute parts for most historians and for many will remain precious and esteemed over digital copies, but there is a real need for historians and students of history to seriously consider some of the conceptual and methodological challenges facing the field of historical enquiry as we enter the twenty-first century. Including international contributors from a variety of disciplines - History, English, Information Studies and Archivists – this book does not seek either to applaud or condemn digital technologies, but takes a more conceptual view of how the field of history is being changed by the digital age. Essential reading for all historians.

Shakespeare Technicity TheatreShakespeare Technicity Theatre



documents” are not merely “containers of meaning or data” to be rendered as digitized; they share the operational, algorithmic principles of computation itself (Radiant Textuality 138). From McGann's perspective, the possibility of ...

Author: W. B. Worthen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108571432

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This urgent and provocative study explores contemporary Shakespeare performance to bring a sense of theatre as technology into view. Rather than merely using technologies, the theatre's distinctively intermedial character is essential to its complex technicity; the changing function of gesture and costume, of written documents in the making of performance, of light and sound, and of the interplay of live and recorded acting complicate the sense of theatre as a medium. In a series of probing discussions, Worthen interrogates the interaction of live and mediated acting onstage, the impact of written media from the handwritten scroll to the small-screen app in acting as a technē, the work of Original Practices as an interactive modern theatre technology, the economies of theatrical immersion, and the consequences of an emerging algorithmic theatre, providing a richly theoretical reading of the stakes of theatre as an always-emerging technology.

Re Reading Mary WrothRe Reading Mary Wroth



See Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001), 106, 117. On “unity and continuity,” see Masten, “'Blabb,'” 69. See also Paul Salzman, “Not Understanding Mary Wroth's Poetry,” Parergon ...

Author: K. Larson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137473349

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Page: 298

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Approaching the writings of Mary Wroth through a fresh 21st-century lens, this volume accounts for and re-invents the literary scholarship of one of the first "canonized" women writers of the English Renaissance. Essays present different practices that emerge around "reading" Wroth, including editing, curating, and digital reproduction.

Science Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth Century Periodical PressScience Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth Century Periodical Press



26 Jerome McGann, Radiant Textuality; Literature after the World Wide Web (New York, 2001), pp. 18–19. 27 McGann, Radiant Textuality, p. 82. 28 McGann, Radiant Textuality, p. 82. 29 Lyn Pykett, 'Reading the Periodical Press: Text and ...

Author: James Mussell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351901697

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Page: 251

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James Mussell reads nineteenth-century scientific debates in light of recent theoretical discussions of scientific writing to propose a new methodology for understanding the periodical press in terms of its movements in time and space. That there is no disjunction between text and object is already recognized in science studies, Mussell argues; however, this principle should also be extended to our understanding of print culture within its cultural context. He provides historical accounts of scientific controversy, documents references to time and space in the periodical press, and follows magazines and journals as they circulate through society to shed new light on the dissemination and distribution of periodicals, authorship and textual authority, and the role of mediation in material culture. Well-known writers like H. G. Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle are discovered in new contexts, while other authors, publishers, editors, and scientists are discussed for the first time. Mussell is persuasive in showing how his methodology increases our understanding of the process of transformation and translation that underpins the production of print and informs current debates about the status of digital publication and the preservation of archival material in electronic forms. Adding to the book's usefulness are an extended bibliography and a discussion of recent debates regarding digital publication.

Living BooksLiving Books



McGann , Radiant Textuality , 225 . 158. McGann , Radiant Textuality , 206 ; italics in the original . 159. Hayles , Writing Machines ; McGann , Radiant Textuality , 206 . 160. Janneke Adema , " The Poethics of Openness , " in The ...

Author: Janneke Adema

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262046022

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Page: 350

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Reimagining the scholarly book as living and collaborative--not as commodified and essentialized, but in all its dynamic materiality. In this book, Janneke Adema proposes that we reimagine the scholarly book as a living and collaborative project--not as linear, bound, and fixed, but as fluid, remixed, and liquid, a space for experimentation. She presents a series of cutting-edge experiments in arts and humanities book publishing, showcasing the radical new forms that book-based scholarly work might take in the digital age. Adema's proposed alternative futures for the scholarly book go beyond such print-based assumptions as fixity, stability, the single author, originality, and copyright, reaching instead for a dynamic and emergent materiality. Adema suggests ways to unbind the book, describing experiments in scholarly book publishing with new forms of anonymous collaborative authorship, radical open access publishing, and processual, living, and remixed publications, among other practices. She doesn't cast digital as the solution and print as the problem; the problem in scholarly publishing, she argues, is not print itself, but the way print has been commodified and essentialized. Adema explores alternative, more ethical models of authorship; constructs an alternative genealogy of openness; and examines opportunities for intervention in current cultures of knowledge production. Finally, asking why it is that we cut and bind our research together at all, she examines two book publishing projects that experiment with remix and reuse and try to rethink and reperform the book-apparatus by taking responsibility for the cuts they make.

Traces of the Old Uses of the NewTraces of the Old Uses of the New



Jerome mcgann discusses the beginnings of iAth in the introduction to Radiant Textuality. 12. mcgann, Radiant Textuality, 10. 13. mcgann. Radiant Textuality, 15. 14. compare the history of the WWA and RA to that of george Landow's The ...

Author: Amy E Earhart

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472052783

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Mapping the history of digital literary scholarship, Earhart stakes a claim for discipline-specific histories of digital study

The Republic of GamesThe Republic of Games



See also, for example, Richard J. Finneran, The Literary Text in the Digital Age (Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press, 1996); Jerome McGann, Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web (New York: Palgrave McMillan, ...

Author: Elyse Graham

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773554207

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Page: 168

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Many of today’s digital platforms are designed according to the same model: they encourage users to create content for fun (a mode of production that some have termed playbour) and to earn points. On Facebook, for example, points are based on a user’s number of friends and how many likes and shares a comment receives. New cultural and literary formations have arisen out of these feedback and reward systems, with surprising effects on amateur literary production. Drawing on social-text analysis, platform studies, and game studies, Elyse Graham shows that embedding game structures in the operations of digital platforms – a practice known in corporate circles as “gamification” – can have large cumulative effects on textual ecosystems. Making the production of content feel like play helps to drive up the volume of text being written, and as a result, gamification has gained widespread popularity online, especially among social media platforms, fan forums, and other sites of user-generated content. The Republic of Games argues that a consequence of this profound increase in the volume of text being produced is a reliance on self-contained, user-based systems of information management to deal with the mass of new content. Opening up new avenues of analysis in contemporary media studies and the humanities, The Republic of Games sifts through the gamified patterns of writing, interacting, and meaning-making that define the digital revolution.

Victoria s Lost PavilionVictoria s Lost Pavilion



In the second quote, from Radiant Textuality, Jerome McGann's philosophical ruminations on digitizing historical texts, he offers a more skeptical view: that such mediated experiences do not disclose history so much as our own ...

Author: Paul Fyfe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349951956

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This book explores the significance of the now-lost pavilion built in the Buckingham Palace Gardens in the time of Queen Victoria for understanding experiments in British art and architecture at the outset of the Victorian era. It introduces the curious history of the garden pavilion, its experimental contents, the controversies of its critical reception, and how it has been digitally remediated. The chapters discuss how the pavilion, decorated with frescos and encaustics by some of the most prominent painters of the mid-nineteenth century, became the center of a national conversation about an identity for British art, the capacity of its artists, and the quality of Royal and public taste. Beyond an examination of the pavilion's history, this book also introduces a digital model which restores the pavilion to virtual life, underscoring the importance of the pavilion for Victorian aesthetics and culture.

Mediating American AutobiographyMediating American Autobiography



A crucial line in Jerome McGann's compelling argument for the “radiant textuality” of emerging digital literary scholarship reminds us that books have always been hypertextual, multimedia composites of visual and verbal codes, ...

Author: Sean Ross Meehan

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826266408

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Page: 250

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"Examines works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman to explore how the emergence of photography in the mid-nineteenth century transformed their ideas, how photography mediated their conceptions of self-representation, and how their appropriation of photographic thinking created a new kind of autobiography"--Provided by publisher.

From Text to LiteratureFrom Text to Literature



Manina Jones, 'Textuality', in Irena R. Makaryk (ed.) ... See John Miles Foley, 'Orality, Textuality, and Interpretation', in A.N. Doane and Carol Braun Pasternack (eds), Vox Intexta. ... Jerome J. McGann, Radiant Textuality.

Author: S. Olsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230524170

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Page: 206

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The articles in this collection focus attention on the concept of literature and on the relationship between this concept and the concepts of a literary work and a literary text. Adopting an analytic approach, the articles attempt to clarify how these concepts govern our thinking about the phenomenon of literature in various ways, exploring the issues which arise when these concepts are employed as theoretical instruments for describing and analyzing the phenomenon of literature.

Dreaming in BooksDreaming in Books



MIT Press, 2001); Jerome McGann, Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web (New York: Palgrave, 2001); as well as the ongoing work of Rita Raley (http:// raley.english.ucsb.edu/), the “electronic book review” ...

Author: Andrew Piper

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226669724

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Examining novels, critical editions, gift books, translations, and illustrated books, as well as the communities who made them, Dreaming in Books tells a wide-ranging story of the book's identity at the turn of the nineteenth century. In so doing, it shows how many of the most pressing modern communicative concerns are not unique to the digital age but emerged with a particular sense of urgency during the bookish upheavals of the romantic era. In revisiting the book's rise through the prism of romantic literature, Piper aims to revise our assumptions about romanticism, the medium of the printed book, and, ultimately, the future of the book in our so-called digital age."--Pub. desc.

The Book as Artefact Text and BorderThe Book as Artefact Text and Border



In Radiant Textuality12 Jerome Mc- Gann points out that this dedication line is not reproduced in the text of Brooks and ... 12 Jerome McGann, Radiant Textuality: Literature After the World Wide Web (New York: Palgrave, 2001), 42.

Author: Anne Mette Hansen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042018884

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Page: 378

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Books do not just contain texts: books themselves are cultural artefacts, which convey many meanings in their own right, meanings which interact with the texts they contain. Awareness of the many significances of books as cultural and textual objects reshapes the traditional disciplines of textual theory, analytic bibliography, codicology and palaeography, while the advent of electronic books, and digital methods for representing print books, is introducing a new dimension to our understanding. Seven essays in this volume, ranging over medieval Portuguese and Swedish manuscripts, eighteenth-century Icelandic editions, Australian playtexts, Thackeray and Anita Brookner, and Stefan George, consider these questions from the broad perspective of textual scholarship.Texts may exist on the borderland of word and not-word; or they may spring from borderlands of nation or culture; or they may be considered from the margins of neighbouring disciplines. So readers must set the texts within contexts, to see the play of text against border. Essays in this volume explore different texts against varying backgrounds — Pound'sCantos, Joyce's Ulysses, Trollope's An Eye for an Eye, Woolf'sThe Waves — while essays by McGann and Lernout argue the dimensionality of text on the intersection of print and digital media.Implicit in all these essays is the contention, that textual scholarship must influence literary interpretation. Two final essays focus directly on this, in the cases of Melville's Moby-Dick and Emily Dickinson's late fragments. An extensive reviews section completes this volume.

The Practice of University History TeachingThe Practice of University History Teaching



20 Encoded Archival Description , ' Making finding aids ' Making finding aids available online ' , < http://www.pro.gov.uk/ad2001/ead.htm > , 21 McGann , ' Radiant textuality ' For a thoughtful critique of this , see N. Baker ...

Author: Alan Booth

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719054923

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Page: 258

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This work provides a guide to good practice and its development in the teaching and learning of history in universities and colleges. It examines recent thinking on the teaching of the subject, surveys practices, and provides advice to teachers.

Text and Genre in ReconstructionText and Genre in Reconstruction



In Radiant Textuality McGann (2001) seemed to be seeing the principle of deformation as the next step for literary criticism. He subsequently employed games theory to incorporate the reader into the textual field and to record the ...

Author: Willard McCarty

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781906924249

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Page: 243

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In this broad-reaching, multi-disciplinary collection, leading scholars investigate how the digital medium has altered the way we read and write text. In doing so, it challenges the very notion of scholarship as it has traditionally been imagined. Incorporating scientific, socio-historical, materialist and theoretical approaches, this rich body of work explores topics ranging from how computers have affected our relationship to language, whether the book has become an obsolete object, the nature of online journalism, and the psychology of authorship. The essays offer a significant contribution to the growing debate on how digitization is shaping our collective identity, for better or worse. Text and Genre in Reconstruction will appeal to scholars in both the humanities and sciences and provides essential reading for anyone interested in the changing relationship between reader and text in the digital age.

Debates in the Digital HumanitiesDebates in the Digital Humanities



McGann, Jerome J. A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism. Chicago: University of Chi— cago Press, 1983. if. “The Rationale of Hypertext.” In Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World I/Vide Web, ...

Author: Matthew K. Gold

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816677948

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A series a essays by noted scholars explores the rising academic field of digital humanities, discussing its theories, methods and practices. Simultaneuos. Hardcover available.

Transferred IllusionsTransferred Illusions



McGann, Jerome J., Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web (New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001). McGann, Jerome J., 'Marking Texts of Many Dimensions', in Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens and John Unsworth (eds), ...

Author: Marilyn Deegan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317007906

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This is a study of the forms and institutions of print - newspapers, books, scholarly editions, publishing, libraries - as they relate to and are changed by emergent digital forms and institutions. In the early 1990s hypertext was briefly hailed as a liberating writing tool for non-linear creation. Fast forward no more than a decade, and we are reading old books from screens. It is, however, the newspaper, for around two hundred years print's most powerful mass vehicle, whose economy persuasively shapes its electronic remediation through huge digitization initiatives, dominated by a handful of centralizing service providers, funded and wrapped round by online advertising. The error is to assume a culture of total replacement. The Internet is just another information space, sharing characteristics that have always defined such spaces - wonderfully effective and unstable, loaded with valuable resources and misinformation; that is, both good and bad. This is why it is important that writers, critics, publishers and librarians - in modern parlance, the knowledge providers - be critically engaged in shaping and regulating cyberspace, and not merely the passive instruments or unreflecting users of the digital tools in our hands.