[Humanist] 24.412 new book: textual continuities in contamination

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 412.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 08:05:49 -0700
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: textual continuities

Indiana University Press is pleased to announce the recent publication of:

The Pleasures of Contamination
Evidence, Text, and Voice in Textual Studies
David Greetham

Through the concept of contamination, David Greetham highlights various 
ways that one text may invade another, carrying with it a residue of 
potential meaning. While the focus of this study is on written works, 
the scope ranges widely over music, politics, art, science, philosophy, 
religion, and social studies. Greetham argues that this sort of 
contamination is not only ubiquitous in contemporary culture, but may 
also be a necessary and beneficial circumstance. Tracing contamination 
from the Middle Ages onward, he takes up issues such as the placement of 
quote marks in Keats's "Ode to a Grecian Urn," the controversy over the 
use of evidence for "yellowcake" uranium in Niger, and the 
reconstitution of reality on YouTube, to illustrate that the basic 
questions of evidence, fact, and voice have always been slippery concepts.

Textual Cultures: Theory and Praxis
402 pp., 40 b&w illus.
cloth 978-0-253-35506-5 $75.00
paper 978-0-253-22216-9 $27.95

For more information, visit:

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney,
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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