Radiant Textuality

Literary Studies after the World Wide Web

Authors: McGann, J.

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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.

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JEROME MCGANN has helped to define the central topics in literature, theory, and cultural studies for the past twenty years. He is one of the founding members of U. of Virginia's celebrated Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. His most recent books are Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Game that Must be Lost (Yale UP 2000) and Byron and Wordsworth (Nottingham, 1999).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction Beginning Again: Humanities and Digital Culture, 1993–2000

    McGann, Jerome

    Pages 1-19

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  • The Alice Fallacy; or, Only God Can Make a Tree

    McGann, Jerome

    Pages 29-52

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  • The Rationale of Hypertext

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    Pages 53-74

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  • Editing as a Theoretical Pursuit

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    Pages 75-97

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  • Deformance and Interpretation (with Lisa Samuels)

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    Pages 105-135

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiant Textuality
Book Subtitle
Literary Studies after the World Wide Web
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-10738-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-10738-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6436-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 272
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