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McGann, Jerome J.

Works: 192 works in 817 publications in 3 languages and 29,107 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Signer, Commentator for written text, Translator
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Byron and romanticism by Jerome J McGann( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays represents twenty-five years of work by one of the most important critics of Romanticism and Byron studies, Jerome McGann. The collection demonstrates McGann's evolution as a scholar, editor, critic, theorist, and historian. His "General analytic and historical introduction" to the collection presents a meditation on the history of his own research on Byron, in particular how scholarly editing interacted with the theoretical innovations in literary criticism over the last quarter of the twentieth century. McGann's receptiveness to dialogic forms of criticism is also illustrated in this collection, which contains an interview and concludes with a dialogue between McGann and the editor. Many of these essays have previously been available only in specialized scholarly journals. Now McGann's influential work on Byron can be appreciated by new generations of students and scholars."--Jacket
Collected poetry and prose by Dante Gabriel Rossetti( )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major poet, writer and painter, Dante Gabriel Rossetti was seen as the dominating cultural presence in the second half of the 19th century. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite movement, revised and re-imagined Blake's project of marrying images and texts, and was a shaping influence on Modernist aesthetic ideas and practices. His translations are original poetical works in their own right. Jerome McGann, scholar of the 19th and 20th century, presents a selection of Rossetti's poetry, prose and original translations. The collection is accompanied by McGann's commentaries and notes
The point is to change it : poetry and criticism in the continuing present by Jerome J McGann( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A preeminent critic maps the frontier of contemporary poetry. In this book, Jerome McGann argues that contemporary language-oriented writing implies a marked change in the way we think about our poetic tradition on one hand and in the future of criticism on the other. He focuses on Walter Benjamin and Gertrude Stein as important intellectual resources because both see the history of poetry as a crisis of the present rather than as a legacy of the past. The crisis appears as a poetic deficit in contemporary culture, where values of politics and morality are judged prima facie more important than aesthetic values. McGann argues for the fundamental relevance of the aesthetic dimension and the contemporary relevance of cultural works of the past. McGann moves through several broad categories in his examination of contemporary poetry, including the ways in which poetry must be abstract, change, and give pleasure. The author draws on sources ranging from the poetry of Bruce Andrews and Robert Duncan to Looney Tunes cartoons. The experimental move in contemporary poetry, McGann contends, is an emergency signal for readers and critics as much as it is for writers and poets, a signal that calls us to rethink the aesthetics of criticism. The interpretation of literary works has been dominated by enlightenment models-the expository essay and monograph-for almost two hundred years. With the emergence of new media, especially digital culture, the limitations of those models have grown increasingly apparent. The Point Is To Change It explores alternative critical methods and provides a powerful call to reinvent our modes of investigation in order to escape the limitations of our inherited academic models. The goal of this process is to widen existing cracks or create new ones because, as McGann points out via the lyrics of Leonard Cohen, "That's how the
A new republic of letters : memory and scholarship in the age of digital reproduction by Jerome J McGann( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A manifesto for the humanities in the digital age, A New Republic of Letters argues that the history of texts, together with the methods by which they are preserved and made available for interpretation, are the overriding subjects of humanist study in the twenty-first century. Theory and philosophy, which have grounded the humanities for decades, no longer suffice as an intellectual framework. Jerome McGann proposes we look instead to philology-a discipline which has been out of fashion for many decades but which models the concerns of digital humanities with surprising fidelity. For centuries, books have been the best way to preserve and transmit knowledge. But as libraries and museums digitize their archives and readers abandon paperbacks for tablet computers, digital media are replacing books as the repository of cultural memory. While both the mission of the humanities and its traditional modes of scholarship and critical study are the same, the digital environment is driving disciplines to work with new tools that require major, and often very difficult, institutional changes. Now more than ever, scholars need to recover the theory and method of philological investigation if the humanities are to meet their perennial commitments. Textual and editorial scholarship, often marginalized as a narrowly technical domain, should be made a priority of humanists attention."--Publisher's description
The Poet Edgar Allan Poe : Alien Angel by Jerome J McGann( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Edgar Allan Poe has had a rough ride in America, as Emerson's sneering quip about "The Jingle Man" testifies. That these poems have never lacked a popular audience has been a persistent annoyance in academic and literary circles; that they attracted the admiration of innovative poetic masters in Europe and especially France--notably Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Valéry--has been further cause for embarrassment. Jerome McGann offers a bold reassessment of Poe's achievement, arguing that he belongs with Whitman and Dickinson as a foundational American poet and cultural presence. Not all American commentators have agreed with Emerson's dim view of Poe's verse. For McGann, a notable exception is William Carlos Williams, who said that the American poetic imagination made its first appearance in Poe's work. The Poet Edgar Allan Poe explains what Williams and European admirers saw in Poe, how they understood his poetics, and why his poetry had such a decisive influence on Modern and Post-Modern art and writing. McGann contends that Poe was the first poet to demonstrate how the creative imagination could escape its inheritance of Romantic attitudes and conventions, and why an escape was desirable. The ethical and political significance of Poe's work follows from what the poet takes as his great subject: the reader. The Poet Edgar Allan Poe takes its own readers on a spirited tour through a wide range of Poe's verse as well as the critical and theoretical writings in which he laid out his arresting ideas about poetry and poetics.--Provided by publisher
The romantic ideology : a critical investigation by Jerome J McGann( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claiming that the scholarship and criticism of Romanticism and its works have for too long been dominated by a Romantic ideology--by an uncritical absorption in Romanticism's own self-representations--Jerome J. McGann presents a new, critical view of the subject that calls for a radically revisionary reading of Romanticism. In the course of his study, McGann analyzes both the predominant theories of Romanticism (those deriving from Coleridge, Hegel, and Heine) and the products of its major English practitioners. Words worth, Coleridge, Shelley, and Byron are considered in greatest depth, but the entire movement is subjected to a searching critique. Arguing that poetry is produced and reproduced within concrete historical contexts and that criticism must take these contexts into account, McGann shows how the ideologies embodied in Romantic poetry and theory have shaped and distorted contemporary critical activities
The New Oxford book of romantic period verse by Jerome J McGann( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poe and the remapping of antebellum print culture by J. Gerald Kennedy( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) has long occupied the position of literary outsider. Dismissed as unrepresentative of the main currents of antebellum culture, Poe commented incisively-in fiction and nonfiction-on nationalism, science, materialism, popular taste, and cultural ideology. Opposing the pressure to write nationalistic "American" tales or from a restricted New England perspective, he produced a body of work held in greater international esteem than that of any of his U.S. contemporaries. In Poe and the Remapping of Antebellum Print Culture, scholars explore Poe's anti-nationalistic Americ
Fiery dust; Byron's poetic development by Jerome J McGann( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poetical works by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swinburne : an experiment in criticism by Jerome J McGann( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byron by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition presents the most comprehensive selection of Byron's poetry and prose ever collected in a single volume. The poetry section includes the complete texts of his masterpieces, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan, as well as representative examples of his satires, tales, plays, and short poems. Among the selected prose entries are letters, journal excerpts, essays, and other formal prose. These texts are, in every case, based on the most recent and authoritative editorial work, and incorporate many corrections to both poetry and prose. Byron offers readers the unique opportunity to appreciate the dual literary achievement of one of the romantic period's most flamboyant and most influential artists
A critique of modern textual criticism by Jerome J McGann( Book )

39 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This small but powerful book initiated a major shift in literary theory and method when it was first published in 1983. Starting from a critical inquiry into certain specialized issues in the practice of editing, McGann gradually unfolds an argument for a general revaluation of the grounds of literary study as a whole
The beauty of inflections : literary investigations in historical method and theory by Jerome J McGann( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays written between 1977 and 1983 which explores the fault-lines that mark the various kinds of ahistorical literary studies from the New Criticism to Post-structuralism and which aims to develop a fully elaborated socio-historical criticism for literary works
Don Juan in context by Jerome J McGann( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiant textuality : literature after the World Wide Web by Jerome J McGann( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes and explains the fundamental changes that are now taking place in the most traditional areas of humanities theory and method, scholarship and education. The changes flow from the re-examination of the very foundations of the humanities - its theories of textuality and communication - that are being forced by developments in information technology. A threshold was crossed during the last decade of the twentieth century with the emergence of the World Wide Web, which has (1) globalized access to computerized resources and information, and (2) made interface and computer graphics paramount concerns for work in digital culture. While these changes are well known, their consequences are not well understood, despite so much discussion by digital enthusiasts and digital doomsters alike. In reconsidering these matters, 'Radiant Textuality' introduces some remarkable new proposals for integrating computerized tools into the central interpretative and critical activities of traditional humanities disciplines, and of literary studies in particular"--Provided by publisher's website
The poetics of sensibility : a revolution in literary style by Jerome J McGann( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome McGann's exciting new work represents a major intervention in Eighteenth-century and Romantic studies. It takes as its prime aim the reading of neglected poetry, principally by women, which qualifies as either poetry of 'sensibility' or poetry of 'sentiment', terms which comprised the revolution in poetic style of the eighteenth century. Later reactions against these new technical and imaginative resources produced a state of cultural amnesia which The Poetics of Sensibility moves to correct. McGann's polemical study is an ambitious effort to begin reconstructing the order of our cultural inheritance. Its aesthetic focus sets it apart from virtually every other work of this kind. The book represents both of the major poetical movements of the past two centuries - romanticism and modernism - as cultural reactions against the procedures of sensibility and sentimentality. Romanticism is seen as an effort to curb or modify what were taken to be the more dangerous tendencies of the sentimental revolution. Modernism's anathema against sentimental styles, on the other hand, framed its argument on behalf of a set of (broadly classical and formalist) literary conventions. The Poetics of Sensibility examines the attitudes and procedures followed by various poets who were developing other, novel resources of poetical language made possible by the Lockean revolution. The range of discussion is extensive, but special emphasis is placed on the formative period of c.1730-1830
The major works by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together a collection of Byron's poetry and prose, including poems, letters, journals, and transcripts of conversations, and gives the reader an insight into his work and thinking
Textual criticism and literary interpretation( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The textual condition by Jerome J McGann( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Byron and romanticism
Collected poetry and proseThe point is to change it : poetry and criticism in the continuing presentThe romantic ideology : a critical investigationThe New Oxford book of romantic period verseThe complete poetical worksByronA critique of modern textual criticismThe beauty of inflections : literary investigations in historical method and theory
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