“The ghost within the ghost in the machine”: An Interview with Jerome McGann

Abstract

Focusing mostly on McGann’s recent work, this interview addresses the reasons underlying his critical moves, and looks at his scholarly poetics of interpretation as a material engagement with imaginative works.


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14195/2182-8830_4-2_12

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Author Biography

Matheus de Brito, CLP, University of Coimbra (Doctoral Program in Materialities of Literature) | IEL, State University of Campinas (Postgraduate Program in Literary History and Theory)

Matheus de Brito, brazilian, born in 1988, bachelor in Portuguese Studies at University of Coimbra (2011) and PhD student in Materialities of Literature (2011-2016) at the same university, and, under joint supervision, in Literary Theory and History at Campinas State University (Brazil). His PhD thesis is titled Materiality and Contingency: Contributions to Aesthetic Thinking in Literary Studies (2017).

References

McGANN, Jerome (1972). Swinburne: An Experiment in Criticism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

McGANN, Jerome (1983). A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

McGANN, Jerome (1988). Social Values and Poetic Acts: The Historical Judgment of Literary Works. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

McGANN, Jerome (1989). Towards a Literature of Knowledge. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

McGANN, Jerome (1991). The Textual Condition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

McGANN, Jerome (1993). Black Riders: The Visible Language of Modernism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

McGANN, Jerome (1996). “The Rationale of Hypertext.” Text 9: 11–32. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20698008

McGANN, Jerome (2001). Radiant Textuality: Literature after the World Wide Web. New York: Palgrave.

McGANN, Jerome (2006). The Scholar’s Art: Literary Studies in a Managed World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

McGANN, Jerome (2007). The Point Is to Change It: Poetry and Criticism in the Continuing Present. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

McGANN, Jerome, ed. (2008). Rossetti Archive. http://www.rossettiarchive.org/

McGANN, Jerome (2009). Are the Humanities Inconsequent? Interpreting Marx’s Riddle of the Dog. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press.

McGANN, Jerome (2013). “Philology in a New Key.” Critical Inquiry 39.2: 327–346. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/668528

McGANN, Jerome (2014). A New Republic of Letters: Memory and Scholarship in the Age of Digital Reproduction. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Jerome McGann (photo). © Courtesy of UVA Communications.
Published
2016-07-11
How to Cite
BRITO, Matheus de; PORTELA, Manuel. “The ghost within the ghost in the machine”: An Interview with Jerome McGann. MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 257-266, july 2016. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <http://impactum-journals.uc.pt/matlit/article/view/2962>. Date accessed: 21 feb. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.14195/2182-8830.
Section
Entrevista | Interview

Keywords

Digital Humanities; Textual Scholarship; Bibliography; Epistemology

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