Text and Genre in Reconstruction: Effects of Digitalization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products and Institutions - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

Willard McCarty

Published On

2010-07-01

ISBN

Paperback978-1-906924-24-9
Hardback978-1-906924-25-6
PDF978-1-906924-26-3
HTML978-1-80064-435-9

Language

  • English

Print Length

257 pages (xi + 246)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 14 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.53" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 16 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.63" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback798g (28.15oz)
Hardback1185g (41.80oz)

Media

Illustrations16
Tables2

OCLC Number

794698069

LCCN

2019452801

BIC

  • UBJ
  • CF
  • H
  • U
  • D

BISAC

  • LIT000000
  • LAN009000
  • COM087000
  • COM065000

LCC

  • QA76.9.C66

Keywords

  • Digitization
  • cybertext
  • identity
  • computers
  • electronic editions
  • newspapers
  • publishing
  • online journalism
  • digital text
  • linguistics
  • information technology
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Text and Genre in Reconstruction

Effects of Digitalization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products and Institutions

  • Willard McCarty (editor)
In this broad-reaching, multi-disciplinary collection, leading scholars investigate how the digital medium has altered the way we read and write text. In doing so, it challenges the very notion of scholarship as it has traditionally been imagined. Incorporating scientific, socio-historical, materialist and theoretical approaches, this rich body of work explores topics ranging from how computers have affected our relationship to language, whether the book has become an obsolete object, the nature of online journalism, and the psychology of authorship. The essays offer a significant contribution to the growing debate on how digitization is shaping our collective identity, for better or worse. Text and Genre in Reconstruction will appeal to scholars in both the humanities and sciences and provides essential reading for anyone interested in the changing relationship between reader and text in the digital age.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Willard McCarty
1. Never Say Always Again: Reflections on the Numbers Game

John Burrows


2. Cybertextuality by the Numbers

Ian Lancashire


3. Textual Pathology

Peter Garrard


4. The Human Presence in Digital Artefacts

Alan Galey


5. Defining Electronic Editions: A Historical and Functional Perspective

Edward Vanhoutte


6. Electronic Editions for Everyone

Peter Robinson


7. How Literary Works Exist: Implied, Represented, and Interpreted

Peter Shillingsburg


8. Text as Algorithm and as Process

Paul Eggert


9. ‘I Read the News Today, Oh Boy!’: Newspaper Publishing in the Online World

Marilyn Deegan and Kathryn Sutherland


References

Contributors

Willard McCarty

(editor)
Professor of Humanities Computing at King's College London