A New Republic of Letters

A New Republic of Letters

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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.Those desires lead many of usa€”perhaps even most of usa€”to cherish the reliabilities of print-based research and ... But no one any longer thinks that scholarshipa€”our ongoing research and professional communicationa€” can be ... I have a research appointment at UC Berkeley and thus get access to the UC libraries.

Title:A New Republic of Letters
Author:Jerome McGann
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2014-03-17


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