Lecture: Electronic Scholarly Editions and Digital Scholarly Editing

While Jerome McGann’s 1995 “The Rationale for HyperText” gave us a future-looking view of the possibilities hypertext/hypermedia might offer for the future of scholarly editing, Kenneth Price’s 2008 “Electronic Scholarly Editions” and Susan Schreibman’s even more recent “Digital Scholarly Editing” give us the view from our present – McGann’s future – looking back at what […]

Lecture: Landow's Hypertext

On Hypertext While we’re all familiar with the concept and function of hypertext here in the year 2014,1 back when George Landow’s Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology was first published in 1992 this was not the case. The first web browser was invented in 1990, and Mosaic, the first widely-used web browser […]

Lecture: McGann's "The Rationale of HyperText"

On “The Rationale of HyperText” Originally published online in 1995, Jerome McGann’s “The Rationale of HyperText” is an argument for the use of hypertext/hypermedia as a tool for textual scholarship (see also), especially textual criticism and the creation of scholarly editions. McGann begins his argument with the section “The Book as a Machine of Knowledge” in which he discusses the […]

Resource for Electronic Scholarly Editions

As we look at electronic scholarly editions, you might want to take a look at the online journal Scholarly Editing. Not only will you find a number of recent articles on scholarly editing, each issue of Scholarly Editing include a number of electronic scholarly editions. You can find all 10 scholarly editions published in issues […]