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Tag Archive: Roger Chartier

Chartier…History of Fears…Meaning Proliferation…Rank/Becker

I appreciated the reading from Roger Chartier for a number of reasons, including its balanced approach to argument and its overall clarity. At first, my eyes began to glaze over the lengthy presentations of percentages related to “signers” of various…
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Liberating the Reader


“The ability to read and write,” or so Roger Chartier argues in his work “The Practical Impact of Writing,” “enabled people to relate to others and to the authorities in new ways. The greater a person’s familiarity with writing, the…
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The Textual Condition of Blake’s Illuminated Works

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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…
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