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McGann, Jerome J.

Works: 224 works in 910 publications in 4 languages and 31,162 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Personal correspondence  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, win, Other, Signer, Publishing director, Commentator for written text, Translator
Classifications: PR590, 821.7
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Byron and romanticism by Jerome J McGann( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,349 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( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,097 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 nineteenth century. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite movement, revised and reimagined 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, a leading figure in nineteenth- and twentieth-century scholarship, presents a generous selection of Rossetti's poetry, prose, and original translations. The collection, which includes important writings unavailable in any edition of Rossetti ever printed, is accompanied by McGann's learned and critically incisive commentaries and notes
A new republic of letters : memory and scholarship in the age of digital reproduction by Jerome J McGann( )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,064 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 point is to change it : poetry and criticism in the continuing present by Jerome J McGann( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. This book focuses on Walter Benjamin and Gertrude Stein as important intellectual resources because both see the history of poetry as a crisis of the present
The Poet Edgar Allan Poe : Alien Angel by Jerome J McGann( )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,666 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 )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,178 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 )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Jerome McGann writes, the poets whom we call the Romantics--Wordsworth, Coleridge, Burns, and Blake, Byron, Shelley and Keats--belonged to an age that saw the development of an extremely diverse array of writing styles. Byron's romanticism--a form that dominated the practice of 19th-century poetry throughout Europe--differs greatly from Wordsworth's and Coleridge's, whose works influenced the way the twentieth century came to think about romantic pieces. And Blake's romanticism holds a very special position, as it had to wait until the coming of PreRaphaelitism (a mixture of late romantic attitudes and early modern gestures) to receive its laurels. In The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse, McGann explores the wide range of verse that was published in Britain between the years 1785 and 1832. Here are selections from all the major and minor Romantic poets, as well as important political and satiric verse of the period, the continuing tradition of 'sentimental' verse, regional and dialect verse, and verse in translation. McGann has attempted to preserve a sense of the historical age: as a result we find Coleridge's classic 'The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere' and Darley's 'It is not beautie I demande' in their original form. And organizing the material by date of first appearance, and not by author grouping, McGann calls attention to the historical and cultural contexts in which the poetry in embedded--he ends the collection with Alfred Tennyson's 'The Palace of Art,' because that poem, as well as the volume from which it is taken, represent Tennyson's farewell to romanticism. In addition, McGann has found that while there were many great romantic women writers, they have been forgotten and neglected by recent collections. Here he provides the works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans, who was one of the most widely published and widely read poets of the nineteenth century, as well as poems by Anne Yearsley, Anne Radcliffe, Laetitia Barbauld, Mary Tighe, Lady Morgan, and Laetitia Elizabeth Landon. The works of William Blake, Robert Burns, Charles Lamb, William Wordsworth, Mary Lamb, George Crabbe, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, and other distinguished writers serve to round out this evocative anthology"--Publisher
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 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byron by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 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
The beauty of inflections : literary investigations in historical method and theory by Jerome J McGann( Book )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 823 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
A critique of modern textual criticism by Jerome J McGann( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 819 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. --
Don Juan in context by Jerome J McGann( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 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 )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 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
Algernon Charles Swinburne : major poems and selected prose by Algernon Charles Swinburne( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) is, with Browning and Tennyson, one of the touchstone Victorian poets. He was a major critic and an important fiction writer as well." "Jerome McGann and Charles L. Sligh present a generous sampling of Swinburne's poetry and prose. This wide-ranging collection satisfies a long need for a comprehensive selection of Swinburne's work. It is accompanied by learned and critically incisive commentaries and notes."--Jacket
The major works by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 612 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
Social values and poetic acts : the historical judgment of literary work by Jerome J McGann( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and German and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The textual condition by Jerome J McGann( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past decade literary critic and editor Jerome McGann has developed a theory of textuality based in writing and production rather than in reading and interpretation. These new essays extend his investigations of the instability of the physical text. McGann shows how every text enters the world under socio-historical conditions that set the stage for a ceaseless process of textual development and mutation. Arguing that textuality is a matter of inscription and articulation, he explores texts as material and social phenomena, as particular kinds of acts. McGann links his study to contextual and institutional studies of literary works as they are generated over time by authors, editors, typographers, book designers, marketing planners, and other publishing agents. This enables him to examine issues of textual stability and instability in the arenas of textual production and reproduction. Drawing on literary examples from the past two centuries--including works by Byron, Blake, Morris, Yeats, Joyce, and especially Pound--McGann applies his theory to key problems facing anyone who studies texts and textuality."--Publisher
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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 verseByronThe beauty of inflections : literary investigations in historical method and theoryA critique of modern textual criticismThe complete poetical works
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