Some reading notes on Jerome McGann’s A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism.
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McCarty, Willard. Humanities Computing. Houndsmills: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005. Print. Using The Would-Be Gentleman as an example*, Willard McCarty offers two possibilities for humanities gaming, differentiated by their awareness of the gaming mechanism: the simulation and the model (35). The game as it stands is a simulation. Players must accurately simulate social norms in seventeenth-century France… Read more »
Peter Shillingsburg’s From Gutenberg to Google Some reading notes. To justify the ways of (web design) to (the literary scholar) Drawing the design of a digital text website from the text itself is a seductive concept (at least for this web designer/literature student), but not necessarily a more than aphoristic one. Design should be critically… Read more »
(Some reading notes on Amy Earhart & Andrew Jewell’s The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age.) An overview of the broad range of topics the volume covers: Earhart & Jewell and Spiro & Segal bring up the question of the burgeoning digital literary canon: what happens to the texts we don’t digitize? Will the… Read more »
Similar to Johanna Drucker’s argument that digital projects model how books look, not how they work (Drucker 166), in Radiant Textuality, Jerome McGann argues that digital projects copy our procedural rather than reflexive abilities.