Bibliographic Details

From parchment to cyberspace : medieval literature in the digital age / Stephen G. Nichols.

Author / Creator Nichols, Stephen G., author.
Imprint New York, NY : Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., [2016]
Description xxiv, 244 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language English
Series Medieval interventions : new light on traditional thinking ; vol. 2
Medieval interventions ; v. 2.
Subject Literature, Medieval -- Criticism, Textual.
Criticism, Textual -- Data processing.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Digitization.
Digital humanities.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- History.
Transmission of texts -- History.
Criticism, Textual -- Data processing.
Digital humanities.
Literature, Medieval.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Transmission of texts.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9781433129636
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Why I Wrote This Book, or Medieval Manuscripts Unchained
  • Part 1. Technologies of the Medieval Book: Tire Manuscript Matrix
  • 1. What Is a Manuscript Culture?
  • 2. Materiality and Mimesis: Anatomy of an Illusion
  • 3. No Fool of Time: The Paradox of Manuscript Transmission
  • Part 2. Technologies of Manuscript Knowledge: How We Read Now in the Digital Middle Ages
  • 4. The Work of Reading
  • 5. Variance as Dynamic Reading
  • 6. Synoptic Reading: Medieval Manuscripts as Text Networks
  • Part 3. Coda
  • The Anxiety of Irrelevance: Digital Humanities and Contemporary Critical Theory
  • Notes
  • Index