The Keats-Shelley Association of America & the Fordham University New York City Romanticism Group will hold a symposium on Saturday, May 4, 2013 9:15 AM to 1:30 South Lounge, 2nd floor Fordham University, Lincoln Center Columbus (9th) Avenue at 60th Street Jerome McGann has recently and persuasively argued that we are now in the midst of a globalized turn from a “Textual Condition” to a “Digital Condition” in which our entire inherited cultural archive is being digitized and will require re-editing “within a network of digital storage, access, and dissemination.” And nowhere is that shift more evident than in the changing forms of textual editions themselves, and especially in the many digital archives that began emerging in the 1990s, including McGann’s own Rossetti Archive, the Blake Archive, and the Whitman Archive. If the initial motive of the electronic archives of the 1990s was to unite disparate collections and create widespread access to them, new possibilities have emerge . . .
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