The Scholar's Art
Literary Studies in a Managed World New edition
By (author) Jerome J. McGann
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Scholar's Art by Jerome J. McGann
Book DescriptionFor Jerome McGann, the purpose of scholarship is to preserve and pass on cultural heritage, a feat accomplished through discussion among scholars and interested nonspecialists. In "The Scholar's Art", a collection of thirteen essays, McGann both addresses and exemplifies that discussion and the vocation it supports. Of particular interest to McGann is the demise of public discourse about poetry. That poetry has become recondite is, to his mind, at once a problem for how scholars do their work and a general cultural emergency. "The Scholar's Art" asks what could be gained by reimagining the way scholars have codified the literary and cultural history of the past two hundred years, and goes on to provide a series of case studies that illustrate how scholarly method can help bring about such reimaginings. McGann closes with a discussion of technology's ability to harness the reimagination of cultural memory and concludes with exemplary acts of critical reflection. Astute observation from one of America's most bracing and original commentators on the place of literature in twenty-first century culture, "The Scholar's Art" proposes new ways - cultural, philological, and technological - to reimagine our literary past and future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226500850
(227mm x 181mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 12-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jerome J. McGann
New Republic of Letters, Hardback (March 2014)
Jerome McGann's manifesto argues that the history of texts and how they are preserved and accessed for interpretation are the overriding subjects of humanist study in the digital age. Theory and philosophy no longer suffice as an intellectual framework. But philology--out of fashion for decades--models these concerns with surprising fidelity.
Selected Poetry, Paperback (November 2008)
This selection of the Byron's poetical works includes such masterpieces as Childe Harold, The Corsair, Manfred, Bebbo, and Don Juan. There are many other less familiar works and shorter lyrics, and Jerome J. McGann's introduction and notes give fascinating insight into Byron's world.
Lord Byron - The Major Works, Paperback (September 2008)
This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Byron's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important letters, journals, and conversations - to give the essence of his work and thinking.
Swinburne, Paperback (February 2005)» View all books by Jerome J. McGann
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) is, with Browning and Tennyson, one of the touchstone Victorian poets. He was a major critic and an important fiction writer as well.
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Author Biography - Jerome J. McGann
Jerome McGann is the John Stewart Bryan Professor of English at the University of Virginia. The author of four books of poetry and the editor of numerous works, including the definitive edition of Byron, McGann was awarded the Modern Language Association's Lowell Prize for best literary study for his 2001 book, Radiant Textuality: Literary Studies after the World Wide Web.
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