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Electronic Representations of Literary Texts
By (author) Peter L. Shillingsburg
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From Gutenberg to Google by Peter L. Shillingsburg
Book DescriptionAs technologies for electronic texts develop into ever more sophisticated engines for capturing different kinds of information, radical changes are underway in the way we write, transmit and read texts. In this thought-provoking work, Peter Shillingsburg considers the potentials and pitfalls, the enhancements and distortions, the achievements and inadequacies of electronic editions of literary texts. In tracing historical changes in the processes of composition, revision, production, distribution and reception, Shillingsburg reveals what is involved in the task of transferring texts from print to electronic media. He explores the potentials, some yet untapped, for electronic representations of printed works in ways that will make the electronic representation both more accurate and more rich than was ever possible with printed forms. However, he also keeps in mind the possible loss of the book as a material object and the negative consequences of technology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521683470
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter L. Shillingsburg
From Gutenberg to Google, Hardback (August 2006)
Shillingsburg explores the new and future possibilities, some yet untapped, for electronic representations of printed works.
William Makepeace Thackeray, Hardback (February 2001)
This text shows how Thackeray's own life shaped his novels. It analyzes his philosophy and religion along with his experiences with women, and his acknowledgements of his dependence on writing for a livelihood, to provide an explanation for his narrative strategies.
Vanity Fair, Paperback (January 1995)» View all books by Peter L. Shillingsburg
The text of this Norton Critical Edition of Thackeray's acclaimed 1848 novel is based on the Garland edition, the text approved by the Modern Language Association. The text is fully annotated and is accompanied by all of the author's original illustrations as well as a textual appendix.
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Author Biography - Peter L. Shillingsburg
Peter L. Shillingsburg is Professor of English at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
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