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The Resource A new republic of letters : memory and scholarship in the age of digital reproduction, Jerome Mcgann

A new republic of letters : memory and scholarship in the age of digital reproduction, Jerome Mcgann

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A new republic of letters : memory and scholarship in the age of digital reproduction
Title
A new republic of letters
Title remainder
memory and scholarship in the age of digital reproduction
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Mcgann
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A manifesto for the humanities in the digital age, A New Republic of Letters argues that the history of texts, together with the methods by which they are preserved and made available for interpretation, are the overriding subjects of humanist study in the twenty-first century. Theory and philosophy, which have grounded the humanities for decades, no longer suffice as an intellectual framework. Jerome McGann proposes we look instead to philology-a discipline which has been out of fashion for many decades but which models the concerns of digital humanities with surprising fidelity. For centuries, books have been the best way to preserve and transmit knowledge. But as libraries and museums digitize their archives and readers abandon paperbacks for tablet computers, digital media are replacing books as the repository of cultural memory. While both the mission of the humanities and its traditional modes of scholarship and critical study are the same, the digital environment is driving disciplines to work with new tools that require major, and often very difficult, institutional changes. Now more than ever, scholars need to recover the theory and method of philological investigation if the humanities are to meet their perennial commitments. Textual and editorial scholarship, often marginalized as a narrowly technical domain, should be made a priority of humanists attention".--
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McGann, Jerome J
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Humanities
  • Humanities
  • Memory
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Communication in learning and scholarship
  • Digital media
  • Internet
  • Globalization
  • Social change
Label
A new republic of letters : memory and scholarship in the age of digital reproduction, Jerome Mcgann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. From history to method: Why textual scholarship matters ; "The inorganic organization of memory" ; Memory: history, philosophy, philology -- Part II. From theory to method: The documented world ; Marking texts in many dimensions ; Digital tools and the emergence of the social text -- Part III. From method to practice: What do scholars want? ; Decentered culture and critical method : the example of Poe ; The title page of the pioneers: a philological case study -- Conclusion: Pseudodoxia academica, or, Literary studies in a global age
Control code
FIEb17554731
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 238 pages
Isbn
9780674728691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013036538
  • (OCoLC)861478395
Label
A new republic of letters : memory and scholarship in the age of digital reproduction, Jerome Mcgann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. From history to method: Why textual scholarship matters ; "The inorganic organization of memory" ; Memory: history, philosophy, philology -- Part II. From theory to method: The documented world ; Marking texts in many dimensions ; Digital tools and the emergence of the social text -- Part III. From method to practice: What do scholars want? ; Decentered culture and critical method : the example of Poe ; The title page of the pioneers: a philological case study -- Conclusion: Pseudodoxia academica, or, Literary studies in a global age
Control code
FIEb17554731
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 238 pages
Isbn
9780674728691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013036538
  • (OCoLC)861478395

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