Tag Archives: Jerome McGann

Editing and Authorial Intention

Much like Laura and Olivia, I think our attention in the past few weeks has shifted from aiming to preserve the textual elements of the print version of The Tales of John Oliver Hobbes to making the digital version as … Continue reading

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Digital Production

I agree with Claire’s comment on our wholesale reaction to the relationship between the digital and the text. Since Claire has already tackled what the digital does to the text in terms of our reading experiences, I’d like to focus … Continue reading

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Text, Wiki, Hypermedia and…Icebergs?

Ed Folsom, in his article, discusses databases, but his argument fits more comfortably within the hypertext debate.  Interestingly, as George P. Landow explains, “[h]ypertextuality, like all digital textuality, inevitably includes a far higher percentage of nonverbal information than does print.”  … Continue reading

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A Brave New World: The New Semiotics of the WWW

I just finished validating a classmate’s proofreads on our Wikisource page. As I was working, I found myself wondering how all the {{}} and ‘’’’ and |’s of markup language impact the original text, if at all. Does mechanical language … Continue reading

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Wikisource and the library

The previous blog entries this week have done an excellent job of illuminating the limitations and benefits of both Wikisource and the library. Much like Miso and Olivia, my concern is that continually pitting Wikisource against the library gives the … Continue reading

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