Book History

Tag Archive: Jerome McGann

Week 5: Jerome McGann, W. B. Yeats, Wimsatt & Beardsley

G. Thomas Tanselle says editors need to be hyper-conscious of the context of a piece of writing (eclectic editing). Hershel Parker says the editor needs to avoid the “noise” or “corruption” of other editions, editors, etc. To use a printed…
Read more

The Textual Condition of Blake’s Illuminated Works

Untitled picture

In his article, “The Socialization of Texts,” Jerome McGann discusses two different theories regarding the role of the editor in regards to “the question of multiple artistic intentionalities”: one promoted by Herschel Parker and the other by Bowers and Tanselle…
Read more