Date of Birth: July 22, l937
Married: (1960, to Anne Lanni); three children (born 1963, 1965, 1967)
B.S., LeMoyne College, 1959
M.A., Syracuse University, 1962
Ph.D., Yale University, 1966
University of Chicago: Assistant
Professor, 1966-69; Associate Professor, 1969-72; Professor, 1972-75
Johns Hopkins University: Professor, 1975-80
Bread Loaf School of English: summers, 1978-80
California Institute of Technology: Dreyfuss Professor of Humanities, 1980-1986
University of Southern California: Adjunct Professor of English, 1983-86
University of Virginia:Commonwealth Professor, 1986-93; John Stewart Bryan University Professor, 1993-
Royal Holloway College, U. of London: The
Thomas Holloway Professor of Victorian Studies, 1999-2002
University of California, Berkeley: Research Fellow,
Director, Literature Program: California Institute of Technology, 1980-1986
Director, International Conference on Textual Studies and Literary Interpretation: Caltech 198
Director, International Conference on Historical Studies and Literary Criticism: Caltech, 1984
Co-Designer (with Steve Cushman), Introduction to Literary Studies Course (basic gateway course for the UVA English major): University of Virginia, 1993
Co-Founder (with Edward Ayers, Alan Batson, Kendon Stubbs, William Wolf), Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities: University of Virginia, 1993-
Director, Center for Cultural Change: University of Virginia, 1995
Founder and Director, MA Program in Victorian
Media and Culture: Royal Holloway College, U. of London, 1999-2005
Co-Founder (with Johanna Drucker): Speculative Computing Laboratory (SPECLAB) , University of Virginia, 2001-
Founder and Project Director: ARP (Applied Research in 'Patacriticism) , U. of Virginia, 2003-
Founder and Director:
Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship , 2003-2008
Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship , 2003-
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Philosophical Society
Fulbright Fellow, 1965-66
Fels Foundation Fellow, 1965-66
American Philosophical Society Fellow, 1967, summer
Guggenheim Fellow, 1970-71, 1976-77
Melville Cane Award, American Poetry Society, 1973, for Swinburne as "The Year's Best Critical Book about Poetry."
NEH Fellow, 1975-76, 1987-89, 2003-2006
Byron Society, Distinguished Scholar Award, 1989
Distinguished Scholar Award from the Keats-Shelley Association of America, 1989
Fellow, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, 1992- 93; Associate Fellow, 1993-
Wilbur Cross Medal, Yale University Graduate School, 1994
Beckman Visiting Professor, U. of California/Berkeley, 1994
President, Society for Textual Scholarship, 1995-1997
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of Chicago, 1996
Avalon Visiting Professor, Northwestern U., fall 1997
Getty Foundation Research Award, 3 years from 1999
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, U. of London, 1999-
Senior Research Fellow, University College, London University, 2000-
Richard W. Lyman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Humanities Computing, National Humanities Center, 2002 (first award reciptient)
Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award, 2002
James Russell Lowell Award (from the Modern Language Association) for Radiant Textuality as the Most Distinguished Scholarly Book of the Year, 2002
ACLS Committee on
President, Society for Critical Exchange,
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters,
University of Athens, 2009
Senior Research Fellow, U. of California, Berkeley
CRASSH Program Visiting Fellow, King's College,
Cambridge U. 2015
Richard J. Finneran Award, Society for Textual Scholarship (A New
Letters the Outstanding Book of 2014
devoted to Editorial Theory) 2015
James W. Gargano Award from the Poe Society of America for the
outstanding essay on Poe published in 2014 "'The Bells,' Performance, and the Politics
of Poetry" 2015
The Alexander Lectures, University of Toronto, Spring 1986: "Adverse Wheels: The Truth Functions of Poetic Discourse" (in part published as Social Values and Poetic Acts.
"The Text in Crisis" (series of three lectures delivered at U. of Texas, Austin, fall 1987).
The Clark Lectures, Trinity College, Cambridge, Lent term, 1988: "Towards a Literature of Knowledge" (published by Oxford U. Press, 1989).
The William Ives Carpenter Lectures, U. of Chicago, May, 1988 ("Towards a Literature of Knowledge").
The Beckman Lectures, U. of California (Berkeley), spring 1991 ("The Black Riders: Poetry and the Graphic Arts from William Morris to the Present").
The Lansdowne Lectures, U. of Victoria (British Columbia), fall 1994 ("Sentimental Poetry as a Revolution in Poetic Style").
The Patten Lectures, Indiana University, fall 1995 ("Radiant Textuality").
The Byron Foundation Lecture, U. of Nottingham, spring 1998 ("Wordsworth and Byron").
The Jantz Memorial Lecture, Oberlin College, spring 1998 ("Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Embodiment of Knowledge").
The Hulme Lecture, U. Of London, winter, 1999 ("Dante and Rossetti: Art, Ritual, Pastiche, Fate")
The Hilldale Lecture, U. of Wisconsin, spring 2002 ("The Gutenberg Variations")
The James Murray Brown Lectures, U. of Aberdeen, winter, 2007 ("Experimental Writing in the Nineteenth-Century")
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, March,
2007 ("Philology in a New Key")
The McKenzie Lecture (Oxford), February
2009 ("Information Technology and the Transmission of Culture")
The CERES Lecture, The Catholic University of Brussels, March,
2009 ("Philology in a New Key.
Humane Studies in Digital Space")
The Byron Society (Board of Directors)
Modern Language Association
Society for Textual Scholarship (Board of Directors)
The Tennyson Society
The Powys Society
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
The Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society
North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)
Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) (Advisory Board)
Victorian Poetry Network (VPN) (Advisory Board
Rare Book School (RBS) (Advisory Board)
Studies in English Literature
The Byron Journal
Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies
University of Mississippi Studies in English
University of Hartford Studies in Literature
English Literary History
General Editor (18th-20th centuries): Garland English Texts
Victorian's Institute Journal
New Literary History
General Editor: Virginia Victorian Studies
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism
Victorian Literature and Culture
Society for the Study of Romanticism
Critical Theory (Amsterdam)
Modern Language Quarterly
Robert Duncan Edition (Editorial Board)
Nineteenth Century Contexts
Studies in Browning and his Circle
J. M. Whistler Correspondence Project (Editorial Board)
Topics in Humanities Computing (Editorial Board)
Board of Literary Advisers, Electronic Literature Organization
Advisory Board, Cambridge Edition of Jane Austen
Editorial Advisory Board, ImageText
Editorial Advisory Board, Broadview Press
Editorial Advisory Board, John Clare Society Journal
Editorial Advisory Board, Rice University Digital Press
Editorial Advisory Board, Gibagadinamaagoom: An Ojibwe
Editorial Advisory Board, Drunken Boat
Editorial Advisory Board, The Shelley-Godwin Archive
(Reviews and separately published poems are not listed, nor any republications of essays or parts of books in works edited by other scholars.)
I. Books and Editions
- Fiery Dust: Byron's Poetic Development. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1969.
- Pelham, or The Adventures of a Gentleman, by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, ed., with Introduction, Notes, and Apparatus. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1972.
- Swinburne: An Experiment in Criticism. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1972.
- Don Juan in Context. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1976.
- Air Heart Sermons [poems]. Stratford, Ontario, Pasdeloup Press, 1976.
- Writing Home [poems, with Janet Kauffman]. Hudson, Michigan, Coldwater Press, 1978.
- Nerves in Patterns [poems, with James Kahn]. Los Angeles, X Press, 1979.
- Byron: The Complete Poetical Works, ed. with Introduction, Apparatus, and Commentaries (Oxford: The Oxford English Texts series). Vol. I (1980); Vols. II and III (1981); Vols. IV and V (1986); Vol. VI (1991); Vol. VII (1993). Clarendon Press.
- The Romantic Ideology: A Critical Investigation. University of Chicago Press, 1983.
- A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism. University of Chicago Press, 1983.
- The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1985.
- Textual Studies and Literary Interpretation, ed., with an Introduction. University of Chicago Press, 1985.
- The Manuscripts of the Younger Romantics: Byron, ed. Alice Levine and Jerome McGann, Vol. I (1985); Vol. II (1986); Vols. III and IV (1988). Garland Publications.
- Historical Studies and Literary Criticism, ed., with an Introduction. Madison, U. of Wisconsin Press, 1985
- The Oxford Authors Byron, ed. with an Introduction and Notes. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1986.
- Social Values and Poetic Acts. Cambridge, Harvard U. Press, 1987.
- Towards a Literature of Knowledge. Oxford and Chicago, Oxford U. Press and U. of Chicago Press, 1989.
- Victorian Connections, ed. with an Introduction. Charlottesville, U. Press of Virginia, 1989.
- Postmodern Poetries, ed. with an Introduction (Special Issue of Verse Vol. 7 no. 1, Spring 1990).
- The Textual Condition. Princeton, Princeton U. Press, 1991.
- A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism, second edition, with a new Preface and an Introduction by David Greetham. Charlottesville, U. Press of Virginia, 1992.
- The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse, ed. with Introduction and notes. Oxford, Oxford U. Press, 1993.
- Black Riders: The Visible Language of Modernism. Princeton, Princeton UP, 1993.
- A Symposium on Russian Postmodernism, ed. for PostModern Culture [Special Electronic Issue, PostModern Culture, 1993].
- Byron: The Oxford Poetry Library, ed. with Introduction and notes. Oxford, Oxford UP, 1994.
- Four Last Poems. Stratford, Ontario: Pasdeloup Press, 1996.
- Poetics of Sensibility. A Revolution in Literary Style. Oxford, Oxford UP, 1996.
- Lord Byron. Selected Poetry. World's Classics Edition. Oxford, Oxford UP, 1997.
- Laetitia Elizabeth Landon: Selected Writings, edited with Daniel Riess. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 1997.
- Byron and Wordsworth. Nottingham Byron Foundation: U. Of Nottingham, 1999.
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Game that Must be Lost. New Haven: Yale UP, 2000.
- Radiant Textuality. Literature Since the World Wide Web. New York: Palgrave/St Martins, 2001.
- Byron and Romanticism. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002.
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The Collected Works. New Haven: Yale UP, 2003.
- Thomas Lovell Beddoes's "Death's Jest Book. A Stage Version. Belper, Derbyshire: The Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society, 2003.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne. Major Poems and Selected Prose. New Haven: Yale UP, 2004.
- The Scholar's Art. Literary Studies in a Managed World. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 2006.
- The Broadview Anthology of British Literature. The Age of Romanticism. Ptereborough, Canada:
Broadview Press, 2006.
- The Point is to Change It. Poetry and Criticism in the Continuing
Present. Tuscaloosa: U. of Alabama Press, 2007.
- Are the Humanities Inconsequent? An Interpretation of Marx's Riddle of the Dog.
Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2009.
- Online Humanities Scholarship. The Shape of Things to Come, ed. with Introduction
Houston: Rice University Press, 2010
- The Invention Tree, with Pictures by Susan Bee. Tuscon AZ: Chax Press, 2012.
- Poe and the Remapping of Antebellum Print Culture, ed. with J. Gerald Kennedy.
Baton Rouge LA: LSU Press, 2012.
- A New Republic of Letters. Memory and Scholarship in the Age of Digital Reproduction.
Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.
IA. Online Publications
Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A
Hypermedia Research Archive. [2000 - present] Charlottesville:
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities.
- Selected Papers
on Theory of Textuality and Media, 1995-2000. Charlottesville: Institute for
Advanced Technology in the Humanities, June 2000.
- "Texts in
N-Dimensions and Interpretation in a New Key",
Text Technology (Special Issue devoted to
IVANHOE) 12.2 (2003): 1-18
Education in a New Key", Innovations,
Romantic Pedagogy Commons 
- (with Johanna Drucker and Bethany Nowviskie),
Interpretation in a New Key, with Special Reference to
Byron's "Fare Thee Well!",
Romantic Pedagogy Commons 
- (with Dino Buzzetti), "Critical
Editing in a Digital Horizon", in Electronic Textual
Editing, eds. Burnard, O'Keeffe, and Unsworth 
- "Like Leaving the Nile. IVANHOE, a User's Manual",
Literature Compass 2 (2005) VI 149, 1-27:
- (with Bethany Nowviskie) NINES. a
federated model for integrating digital scholarship
- "Recitation Considered as a
Fine Art", in Poets on Poets, ed Tilar Mazzeo, Romantic Circles (2005)
An Interface for Interpretation", in The Literary Magazine I. 1 (2005)
- Information Technology
and the Troubled Humanities, in Text Technology 14.2 (2005): 105-121
- From Text to Work:
Digital Tools and the Emergence of the Social Text, in
Romanticism on the Net 41-42 (Feb. - May 2006)
- Guest Editor, Special Inaugural Victorian Issue of Romanticism and Victorianism on
the Net (Autumn 2007)
- "Electronic Archives and Critical Editing", Literature
7: 37-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-4113.2009.00674.x
- Online Humanities Scholarship.
The Shape of Things to Come (2010)
- "On the
Unoriginal Genius of Marjorie Perloff", Jacket 2 (2012)
- The Amoderns. Towards Philology
in a New Key. A Feature Interview with Jerome McGann, in
AModern 1. 1 (2013)
II. Essays and Published Papers
- "The Argument of Dryden's Religio Laici," Thoth (Spring 1962):78-89.
- "James Thomson (B.V.): The Woven Hymns of Night and Day." SEL (Autumn 1963):493-507.
- "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage I-II. A Collation and Analysis," KSMB (1966):37-54.
- "The Secrets of an Elder Day: Shelley after Hellas." K-SJ (Winter 1966):25-41.
- "The Composition, Revision, and Meaning of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage III," BNYPL (September 1967):415-430.
- "Byron, Teresa, and Sardanapalus." KSMB (1967):7-22.
- "Byronic Drama in Two Venetian Plays." MP (August 1968):30-44.
- "Rossetti's Significant Details." VP (Spring 1969):41-54.
- "The Dandy." Midway (Summer 1969):3-18.
- "Byron's First Tale: An Unpublished Fragment." KSMB (1968):18-23.
- "Staging Byron's Cain." KSMB (1968):24-27.
- "Shelley's Veils: A Thousand Images of Loveliness." in Romantic and Victorian: Studies in Memory of William H. Marshall. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (1971), 198-218.
- Jacob Landau's Illustrations to E.T.A. Hoffman (Chicago, privately printed, 1970).
- "'Ave atque Vale': An Introduction to Swinburne." VP Special Swinburne Issue (Spring-Summer 1971):145-164.
- "Australia Felix. The Poetry of A.D. Hope." Poetry (July 1971):223-228.
- "The Beauty of the Medusa." Studies in Romanticism (Winter 1971):3-25.
- "Staging The Marriage of Heaven and Hell." Blake Newsletter 19 (Winter 1971-72):182-183.
- "Romanticism and the Embarrassments of Critical Tradition." MP (February 1973):243-257.
- "The Aim of Blake's Prophecies and the Uses of Blake Criticism." Blake's Sublime Allegory (Madison, Wisconsin 1973):3-26.
- "Editing Byron's Poetry." The Byron Journal I (Spring 1973):1-6.
- "Milton and Byron." KSMB (1974):11-25.
- "Points of Departure in Recent Poetry." Chicago Review 27 (Summer 1975):161-176.
- "Formalism, Savagery, and Care; or, The Function of Criticism Once Again." Critical Inquiry 2(Spring 1976):605-630.
- "The Correct Text of Don Juan I, sts. 190-198." TLS (August 1976), 1015.
- "Rhetoric and the Function of Criticism," in The Language of Criticism, SCE Reports I and II (1976-77):4-14,19-22.
- "The Murray Proofs of Don Juan I-II." The Byron Journal V(1977):10-20.
- "On Byron: A Reply to George Ridenour." Studies in Romanticism 16 (Fall 1977):571-583.
- "Recent Studies in the 19th Century." SEL 17 (Winter 1977):739-759.
- "The Significance of Biographical Context: Two Poems by Lord Byron," in The Writer and His Work ed. Louis A. Martz, New Haven (1978):347-364.
- "Keats and the Historical Method in Literary Criticism." MLN 94 (December 1979):988-1032.
- "Christina Rossetti's Poems: A New Edition and a Revaluation." Victorian Studies 23 (Winter 1980):237-254.
- "British Romanticism and British Fiction." The Wordsworth Circle 10 (1979):136-138.
- "Introduction." Byron. A Catalogue (Dorking, Surrey: CC Kohler, 1980).
- "Byron Collection: Friends' 50th Anniversary Gift", ex libris. Friends of the Johns Hopkins Library n.s. IV. 1-2 (September 1980)
- "Profiles of a Contemporary: Leslie A. Marchand." The Wordsworth Circle 11 (1980).
- "The Text, the Poem, and the Problem of Historical Method." NLH 12 (1981):269-288.
- "Shall These Bones Live?", Text I (1981, publ. 1984):21-40.
- "The Meaning of the Ancient Mariner." Critical Inquiry 8 (1981):35-67.
- "The Anachronism of George Crabbe." ELH 48 (1981):555-572.
- "Tennyson and the Histories of Criticism," Review 4 (1982):219-53.
- "Romanticism and its Ideologies," Studies in Romanticism 21 (Winter 1982):573-99. "The Religious Poetry of
"Christina Rossetti," Critical Inquiry 10 (Sept. 1983):127-144.
- "Some Forms of Critical Discourse", Critical Inquiry, II (March 1985), 399-417.
- "Rome and Its Romantic Significance", in Roman Images. Selected Papers of the English Institute, 1982, ed. Annabel Patterson (Baltimore, 1984), 83-104.
- "Byron, Mobility, and the Politics of Historical Ventriloquism", Romanticism Past and Present 9:1 (1985), 67-82.
- "Ulysses as a Postmodern Text: The Gabler Edition", Criticism 27 (Summer, 1985), 283-305.
- "Reply to James M. Kee", Romanticism Past and Present 9:2 (1985), 65-73.
- "Introduction: A Point of Reference", in Historical Studies and Literary Criticism, ed. Jerome J. McGann (Madison, WI: U. of Wisconsin Press, 1985), pp.3-19.
- "Mixed Company: Byron's Beppo and the Italian Medley," in Shelley and His Circle, ed. Donald H. Reiman (Cambridge, Mass., 1986), VII, 234-97; "Lord Byron's `Francesca of Rimini', ibid. VIII, 857-67.
- "The Idea of an Indeterminate Text: Blake's Bible of Hell and Dr. Alexander Geddes," Studies in Romanticism 25 (Fall, 1986), 303- 24.
- "The Book of Byron and the Book of a World," in Poems in their Place, ed. Neil Fraistat (Chapel Hill, 1986), 254-72.
- "Contemporary Poetry, Alternate Routes," Critical Inquiry 13 (Spring, 1987), 624-47.
- "The Loss of Poetry," Sulfur 18 (Winter 1987), 189-95.
- "An Interview with Jerome McGann on Textual Scholarship as Literary History and Ideology Critique," Social Epistemology I (1987), 163-73.
- "Language Writing", London Review of Books 9 no. 18 (15 Oct 1987), 6-8.
- "Interpretation, Meaning, and Textual Criticism: A Homily," Text 3 (1987), 55-62.
- "Theory of Texts," London Review of Books 10 no. 4 (18 Feb. 1988), 20-21.
- "Introduction," The Achievement of Christina Rossetti, ed. David Kent (Cornell U. Press: Ithaca, N.Y., 1988), 1-19.
- "Ezra Pound and Evil," London Review of Books 10 no. 13 (7 July 1988), 16-17.
- "The Cantos of Ezra Pound, the Truth in Contradiction," Critical Inquiry 15 (Autumn 1988), 1-25.
- "Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Betrayal of Truth," Victorian Poetry 26 (Winter 1988), 339-61.
- "George Crabbe: Poetry and Truth," London Review of Books (16 March 1989), 16-17.
- "Truth in the Body of Falsehood [Clark Coolidge's Poetry]," Parnassus 15 no. 1 (1989), 257-280.
- "Umbah - Umbah" [an essay on Greil Marcus' Lipstick Traces], London Review of Books 11 (22 June 1989), 13-15.
- "The Textual Condition," Text 4 (1988 ), pp. 29-38.
- "The Third World of Criticism," in Rethinking Historicism: Critical Readings in Romantic History, ed. Marjorie Levinson (Basil Blackwood: Oxford, 1989), pp. 85-107.
- "William Blake Illuminates the Truth," Critical Studies I no. 1 (1989), pp. 43-60.
- "Marxism, Romanticism, and Postmodernism: An American Case History," South Atlantic Quarterly 88 (Summer, 1989), pp. 605-32.
- "The Privilege of Historical Backwardness: American Scholarship after World War II and the Career of Cecil Y. Lang", in Victorian Connections, pp. 1-10.
- "Matthew Arnold and the Critical Spirit: The Three Texts of Empedocles on Etna", in Victorian Connections, pp. 146-71.
- "The Biographia Literaria and the Contentions of English Romanticism", in Coleridge's Biographia Literaria. Text and Meaning, ed. Frederick Burwick (Ohio State U. Press: Columbus, 1989), 233-54.
- "Private Poetry, Public Deception," in The Politics of Poetic Form, ed. Charles Bernstein (Roof Books: New York, 1990), 119-48.
- "Which Yeats Edition?", TLS (11-17 May 1990), 493-4.
- "Foreword" to In the Spirit of Powys, ed. Denis Lane (Cornell U. Press, 1990), 7-10.
- "How to Read a Book", in New Directions in Textual Studies, ed. Dave Oliphant and Robin Bradford (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, U. of Texas: Austin, 1990), 13-37.
- "The Socialization of Texts", Documentary Editing 12 no. 3 (Sept. 1990), 56-61.
- "The Alphabet, Spelt from Silliman's Leaves (A Conversation on the American Longpoem)," South Atlantic Quarterly 89 (Fall 1990), 737-759.
- "What Difference Do the Circumstances of Publication Make to the Interpretation of a Literary Work?", in Literary Pragmatics, ed. Roger D. Sell (Routledge: London and New York, 1991), 208-224.
- "`My Brain is Feminine': Byron and the Poetry of Deception," in Byron. Augustan and Romantic, ed. Andrew Rutherford (Macmillan Press Ltd.: London, 1990), 26-51.
- "Private Enigmas and Critical Functions, with Particular Reference to the Writing of Charles Bernstein," New Literary History 22 no. 2 (1991), 441-64.
- "What is Critical Editing?", and "A Response to T. H. Howard- Hill," Text 5 (1991), 15-29, 47-48.
- "History, Herstory, Theirstory, Ourstory," in Theoretical Issues in Literary History, ed. David Perkins, Harvard English Studies 16 (1991), 196-205. [A shorter version appeared earlier in The Cresset 52 (May 1989), 5-7.]
- "The Foul Rag and Bone Shop: A Note on a Forgotten History", Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies IX (1991), 30-34.
- "A Dialogue on Dialogue", Postmodern Culture II no. 1 (August, 1991). [A dramatic reading of the dialogue
was given on April 3, 1991 at SUNY Buffalo; a recording of that performance is available at PennSound:
- "Literary Pragmatics and the Editorial Horizon", in Devils and Angels. Textual Editing and Literary Theory, ed. Philip Cohen (U. Press of Virginia: Charlottesville VA, 1991), 1-21.
- "Charles Bernstein's `The Simply'," in Contemporary Poetry Meets Modern Theory, ed. Antony Easthope and John O. Thompson (Harvester-Wheatsheaf: London, 1991), 34-39.
- "Thing to Mind': The Materialist Aesthetic of William Morris," in The Pre-Raphaelites in Context (Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery: San Marino, CA. 1992), 55-74.
- "An Error [not] in The Ambassadors", American Literature 64 (March, 1992), 95-110.
- "Laura (Riding) Jackson and the Literal Truth," Critical Inquiry 18 (Spring, 1992), 454-73.
- "Byron and the Anonymous Lyric", The Byron Journal (1992), 27- 45.
- "Rethinking Romanticism", English Literary History 59 (1992), 735-54. (Reprinted in part in Literaria Pragensia vol. 3 (1993), 3-13; reprinted again in The Challenge of Periodization. Old Paradigms and New Perspectives , ed. Lawrence Besserman (Garland: NY, 1996).
- "The Hero With a Thousand Faces: The Rhetoric of Byronism" Studies in Romanticism 31 (Fall, 1992), 295-313.
- "Byron and `The Truth in Masquerade'," Romantic Revisions , ed. Robert Brinkley and Keith Hanley (Cambridge UP: Cambridge, 1992), 191-209; and in Rereading Byron , ed. Alice Levine and Robert N. Keane (Garland Publishing Co., New York, 1993), 1-19.
- "The Case of The Ambassadors and the Textual Condition," in Palimpsest. Editorial Theory in the Humanities , ed. George Bornstein and Ralph G. Williams (Ann Arbor, U. of Michigan Press, 1993), 151-166.
- "Literature, Meaning, and the Discontinuity of Fact," Modern Language Quarterly 54 no. 1 (March 1993), 165-69.
- "Byron and the Lyric of Sensibility", European Romantic Review 4 (summer 1993), 71-83.
- "Comment on Roger Tarr's Review of The Textual Condition," Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography N.S. 7. 1 (1993), 13-14.
- "Beyond the Valley of Production; or, De factorum natura. A Dialogue," in New Historical Literary Study. Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing History, eds. Jeffrey N. Cox and Larry J. Reynolds (Princeton UP: Princeton, 1993), 198-215.
- "Emily Dickinson's Visible Language," The Emily Dickinson Journal II. no 2 (1993), 40-57.
- "Literary History, Romanticism, and Felicia Hemans," Modern Language Quarterly 54 no. 2 (June 1993), 215-36 (reprinted in Revisioning Romanticism. British Women Writers 1776-1837 , ed. Carol Shiner Wilson and Joel Haefner [U. of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 1994], 210-227).
- "Interview with Jerome McGann," [conducted with Steven Earnshaw and Philip Shaw], Cambridge Quarterly (fall, 1993), 355- 369.
- "Poetry, 1785-1832," The Columbia History of British Poetry, ed. Carl Woodring. New York, Columbia UP, 1993. pp. 353-380.
- "The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Hypermedia Research Archive," Art Documentation 12 no. 4 (winter 1993), 155-158.
- "Dialogue on Dialogue", in A Poetics of Criticism , ed. Juliana Spahr, Mark Wallace, Kristin Prevallet, and Pam Rehm (Leave Books: Buffalo, 1994), 59-78.
- "Canonade", New Literary History 25 (Summer, 1994), 487-504.
- "Infatuated Worlds", London Review of Books 16 no. 18 (22 Sept. 1994), 6-7.
- "Comment on Rodger Tarr's Review of The Textual Condition, Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography New Series 7 no. 1 (1993), 13-14.
- "Composition as Explanation (of Modern and Postmodern Poetries)", in Cultural Artifacts and the Production of Meaning, ed. Margaret J. M. Ezell and Katharine O'Brien O'Keeffe (U. of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, 1994), 101, 138.
- "The Literal World of the English Della Cruscans," in Fins de Siecle. English Poetry in 1590, 1690, 1790, 1890, 1990 , ed. Elaine Scarry (Johns Hopkins UP: Baltimore, 1995), 95-122.
- "The Course of the Particulars," in The New Criticism and Contemporary Literary Theory. Connections and Continuities, ed. William J. Spurlin and Michael Fischer (Garland Publishing Co.: New York, 1995), pp. 333-338.
- "Mary Robinson and the Myth of Sappho", MLQ 56 (March 1995), 55-76.
- "Medieval versus Victorian versus Modern: Rossetti's Art of Images," Modernism/Modernity 2 (January 1995), 97-112.
- "Did Blake Betray the French Revolution? A Dialogue of the Mind with Itself," in Presenting Poetry.Composition, Publication, Reception , ed. Howard Erskine-Hill and Richard A. McCabe (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995), 117-137.
- "Starting from Death: The Poetry of Ann Batten Cristall," Introduction to Ann Batten Cristall's Poetical Sketches , ed. Christopher Nagle (electronic hypertext edition published in British Poetry 1780-1910. A Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions, eds. Jerome McGann and David Seaman: The Electronic Text Center, U. of Virginia [http://www.lib.virginia.edu/etext/britpo/britpo.html].
- "Literature, Meaning, and the Discontinuity of Fact", in The Uses of Literary History , ed. Marshall Brown (Duke UP: Durham, 1995), 45-51.
- "Marvels and Wonders. Powys, Porius, and the Attempt to Revive Romance in the Age of Modernism," TLS (Dec. 1, 1995), 4-6.
- "The Rationale of HyperText (selections)", The European English Messenger 4.2 (autumn, 1995), 34-40.
- "The Rossetti Archive and Image-Based Electronic Editing" in The Literary Text in the Digital Age (U. of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, 1996), 145-184. (Reprinted in The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies N.S. 6 (spring 1997), 5-21).
- "The Alice Fallacy; or, Only God Can Make a Tree. A Dialogue of Pleasure and Instruction", Chain III. 2 (fall 1996), 108-134; reprinted in James Soderholm, ed., Beauty and the Critic. Aesthetics in the Age of Cultural Studies (U. of Alabama Press: Tuscaloosa, 1997), 46-73.
- "Radiant Textuality", Victorian Studies 39.3 (spring 1996), 379-390.
- "Pound's Cantos: A Poem Including Bibliography", in A Poem Containing History. Textual Studies in The Cantos , ed. Lawrence Rainey (U.of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, 1997), 33-62.
- "Art and Error: With Special Reference to the Poetry of Robert Duncan," Modern Language Studies (Special Issue on "The Problem of Beauty", ed. Lisa Samuels) 27 no. 2 (summer 1997), 9-22.
- "The Rossetti Hypermedia Archive: An Introduction," The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies N.S. 6 (spring 1997), 22-32.
- "From Sight to Shenandoah," The Bellingham Review 20 (spring 1997), 38-43.
- "The Rationale of HyperText", in Electronic Text. Investigations in Method and Theory , ed. Kathryn Sutherland (Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1997), 19-46.
- "The Failures of Romanticism", in Romanticism, History, and the Possibilities of Genre , ed. Tilottama Rajan and Julia M. Wright (Cambridge UP: Cambridge, 1998), 270-286.
- "Rossetti's Iconic Page", in The Iconic Page in Manuscript, Print, and Digital Culture , ed. George Bornstein and Theresa Tinkle (Ann Arbor: U. of Michigan Press, 1998), 123-140.
- "Hideous Progeny, Rough Beasts: Editing as a Theoretical Pursuit" (the 1997 presidential Address to the Society for Textual Scholarship), TEXT 11 (1998-1999), 1-16.
- "The Apparatus of Loss: Bruce Andrews Writing," Aerial 9 (1999), 183-195.
- "Deformance and Interpretation", New Literary History 30 (winter, 1999), 25-56. (with Lisa Samuels)
- "Dante and Rossetti: Translation, Pastiche, Ritual, Fate." The Hilda Hulme Lecture . (School of Advanced Study, U. of London, 1998.
- "Poetry", in An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age. British Culture 1776-1832 ,, ed. Iain McCalman (Oxford UP: Oxford, 1999), 270-278.
- "Textual Scholarship, Textual Theory, and the Uses of Electronic Tools. A Brief Report on Current Undertakings," Victorian Studies 41 (summer, 1998), 609-619.
- "Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Embodiment of Knowledge". The Harold Jantz Memorial Lecture, 1998 (Oberlin College, 1999).
- "Fundamental Brainwork", London Review of Books 22 (30 March 2000), 24-26.
- "A Commentary on Some of Rossetti's Translations from Dante," The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies , NS 9 (spring 2000), 25-38.
- "Composition as Explanation (of Modern and PostModern Poetries)," in A Book of the Book , ed. Jerome Rothenberg and Steven Clay (Granary Books: New York, 2000), 228-245.
- "What is Text?", in Marking the Text. The Presentation of Meaning on the Digital Page , ed. Joe Bray, Miriam Handley, Anne C. Henry (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2000), 329-334.
- "Reading Fiction/Teaching Fiction. A Pedagogical Experiment," Pedagogy I. 1 (Winter 2001), 143-165.
- "The Life of the Dead: Laura Riding and the History of 20th Century Poetry," Twentieth Century American Literature after Midcentury . International Conference Proceedings, Kyiv, 25-27 May 1999. (Dovira: Kyiv, 2000), 190-207.
- "Rossetti Degree Zero," Athena's Shuttle. Myth Religion Ideology from Romanticism to Modernism , ed. Franco Marucci and Emma Sdegno (Cisalpino Istituto Editoriale Universitario: Milano, 2000), 11-29.
- "Byron and Romanticism: An Interview with Jerome McGann," with James Soderholm. New Literary History 32 (winter 2001), 47-66.
- "Visible and Invisible Books. Hermetic Images in N-Dimensional Space," New Literary History 32 (spring 2001), 283-300.
- "Introduction," Public Artist, Private Passions: The World of Edward Linley Sambourne . Leighton House Publications: [London], 2001, 3-4.
- "Who's Carving Up the Nineteenth-Century?," PMLA 116 no. 5 (October 2001), 1415-1421.
- [with Johanna Drucker], "Images as the Text: Pictographs and Pictographic Rhetoric," Information Design Journal 10.2 (2000/1), 95-106.
- "Dialogue and Interpretation at the Interface of Man and Machine. Reflections on Textuality and a Proposal for an Experiment in Machine Reading," Computers and the Humanities 36 (2002): 95-107.
- "Compu[e]ting Editorial Fu[ea]tures," in Reimagining Textuality. Textual Studies in the Late Age of Print , ed. Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux and Neil Fraistat (U of Wisconsin Press: Madison, 2002), 17-27.
- "The Gutenberg Variations", TEXT 14 (2002), 1-14; RBM 3.1 (spring 2002), 15-31.
- "Literary Scholarship and the Digital Future," The Chronicle Review [The Chronicle of Higher Education Section 2] (December 13, 2002), B7-B9
- "Romantic Scholarship and Culture 1960-2001: A Byronic View," Byron and Greece , ed. Byron Raizis. Byron Society of Missolonghi: Athens, 2003, 4-23.
- "Herbert Horne's Diversi Colores (1891): Incarnating the Religion of Beauty," New Literary History 34.3 (summer 2003), 535-554.
- "Textonics: Literary and Cultural Studies in a Quantum World", in The Culture of Collected Editions , ed. Anrew Nash (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2003): 245-260.
- "A Note on the Current State of Humanities Scholarship," The Future of Criticism -- A Critical Inquiry Symposium , Critical Inquiry 30. 2 (winter 2004), 409-413.
- "Phases of English Romanticism", in English Romantic Poetry , ed. Harold Bloom (Chelsea House: Philadelphia, 2004): 117-128.
- "DG Rossetti and the Art of the Inner Standing-Point", in Outsiders Looking In. The Rossettis then and now , ed. David Clifford and Laurence Roussillon (Anthem Press: London, 2004): 171-187.
- "Swinburne's Radical Artifice; or, The Comedian as A. C.," Modernism/Modernity 11.2 (April 2004): 205-218.
- "Texts in N-Dimensions and Interpretation in a New Key," Text Technology (Special Issue devoted to IVANHOE) 12.2 (2003): 1-18.
- "Beauty, the Irreal, and the Willing Assumption of Disbelief," Critical Inquiry 30 (summer 2004): 717-738.
- "Walter Scott's Romantic Postmodernity in Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism , ed. Leith Davis, Ian Duncan, and Janet Sorensen. Cambridge UP: Cambridge, 2004: 113-129.
- "Modernity and Complicity: A Dialogue" (with Johanna Drucker), in Textual Practice 18.2 (2004):
- "Byron, George Gordon, Lord", The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- "Marking Texts in Many Dimensions," in A Companion to Digital Humanities , eds. Schreibman,
Siemens, and Unsworth (Blackwell: Oxford, 2004): 198-217.)
- "Byron's Lyric Poetry", in The Cambridge Companion to Byron, ed. Drummond Bone. Cambridge UP: Cambridge, 2004: chapter 12.
- "Culture and Technology:The Way We Live Now, What is to be Done?", New Literary History
36 (winter 2005): 71-82; Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 30.2 (2005): 179-189.
- "'The Grand Heretics of Modern Fiction': Laura Riding, John Cowper Powys, and the Subjective Correlative," Modernism/Modernity 13. 2 (April 2006): 309-324.
- "From Text to Work. Digital Tools and the Emergence of the Social Text,"
in Variants 4. The Book as Artifact Text and Border, ed. Anne Mette Hensen,
Roger Ludeke, Wolfgang Streit, Cristina Urchueguia, and
Peter Shillingsburg, The Journal of the European Society for Textual
Scholarship (2005): 225-240 (two other versions of this essay have been published in:
Romanticism on the Net 41-42 (Feb. - May 2006); and in Text 16 (2006): 49-62).
- (with Dino Buzzetti),"Critical
Editing in a Digital Horizon", in Electronic Textual
Editing, eds. Burnard, O'Keeffe, and Unsworth (MLA: New York, 2006):
- "Looney Tunes and Unheard Melodies: An Oulipian Colonescapade with a Critique of 'The Great-Ape Love-Song Corpus' and its Lexicon", Descant 133 (Summer 2006): 111-130
- "High Instincts and Real Presences: Two Romantic Responses to the Death of Beauty," in
Repossessing the Romantic Past, ed. Heather Glen and Paul Hamilton. Cambridge UP: Cambridge, 2006: 226-243.
- "Reading Lines Forum" [by various hands], Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies,
8/9 (Spring-Fall 2006): 135-137
- "Interpretation", in Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literature, third edition,
ed. David Nicholl.
Modern Language Assoc. of America: New York, 2007): 160-170.
- "Death's Jest Book on Stage in 2003", in The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas
Lovell Beddoes, ed. Ute Berns and Michael Bradshaw (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2007):
- "Database, Interface, and Archival Fever", PMLA 122.5 (October 2007): 1588-1592.
- "Swinburne, 'Hertha', and the Voice of Language", Victorian Literature and
Culture 36.2 (2008): 283-297.
- "The Life of the Dead. Laura Riding and the History of Twentieth-century Poetry",
Matters. Rethinking the Theory and Practice of Authorship, ed. Stephen
Donovan et al. Rodopi: Amsterdam and New York, 2008:
- "Laura Riding Jackson and Unabashed Storifying; or, The Story of Queen Story,"
Essays in Honor of Patricia Meyer Spacks, ed. Rivka Swenson and Elise Lauterbach.
U. of Delaware
Press: Newark, 2008: 266-286.
- "Eunoia: Beauty or Truth (or What?)," The Antioch Review 67.1
- "Pseudodoxia Academica," Literary History in the Global Age, New Literary
History 39.3 (Summer 2008):
- "Is Romanticism Finished?",
The Cambridge History of English Romantic Literature, ed. James Chandler.
Cambridge UP: Cambridge, 2009: 648-664.
- "Our Textual History", Times Literary Supplement No. 5564 (20 November 2009): 13-15
- "Humane Studies in Digital Space", in Teaching Literature and Language Online, ed. Ian Lancashire
MLA: New York, 2009): 89-103
- "Wagner, Baudelaire, Swinburne. Poetry in the Condition of Music", in
the Centenary Swinburne Issue of Victorian Poetry 47.4 (Winter 2009): 619-632.
- "Literature by Design Since 1790", Victorian Poetry 48. 1 (Spring 2010): 11-40.
- "Literary History and Editorial Method; Poe and Antebellum America", New Literary History 40. 4
(Autumn 2009): 825-842
- "Recitation Considered as a Fine Art," Experimental Literary Education, English
Language Notes 47. 1 (Spring/Summer 2009): 181-183
- "Epilogue: A Memorable Fancy", in Blake in Our Time. Essays in Honour of G. E. Bentley Jr., ed. Karen
Mulhallen. U. of Toronto Press: Toronto, 2010: 262-264.
- "Sustainability: The Elephant in the Room", in Online Humanities Scholarship. The Shape of Things to
Come, ed. Jerome McGann. Rice University Press: Houston, 2010: 1-22.
- "On Creating a Usable Future", Profession 2011: 182-195.
- "Fenimore Cooper's Anti-aesthetic and the Representation of Conflicted History", Modern Language
Quarterly 73.2 (June 2012): 123-156.
- "Washington Irving, A History of New York, and American History," Early American
Literature 47.2 (2012): 349-376.
- "Innovation and Experiment [in Victorian Literature]", The Cambridge History of Victorian
Literature, ed. Kate Flint. Cambridge UP: Cambridge, 2012: 288-312.
- "The Poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)", in The Cambridge Companion
to the Pre-Raphaelites, ed. Elizabeth Prettejohn Cambridge UP: Cambridge, 2012: 89-102.
- "Femina Ludens; or, The Book of Johanna Drucker," Druckworks: 40 Years of Books and
by Johanna Drucker (Columbia College Press: Chicago, 2012)
- "Poe, Decentered Culture, and Critical Method", in Poe and the Remapping of Antebellum
Print Culture, ed. J. Gerald Kennedy and Jerome McGann. LSU Press: Baton Rouge LA,
- "On the Unoriginal Genius of Marjorie Perloff" Jacket2 (2012):
- "Philology in a New Key", Critical Inquiry 39.2 (2013): 327-346
- "Coda: Why Digital Textual Scholarship Matters; or, Philology in a New Key, Practice and Theory",
in the The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship, ed. Neil Fraistat and Julia FLanders
(Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013): 274-288.
- "American Memory in Black Elk Speaks", New Literary History 44. 3
(Summer 2013): 401-424.
- "Poe. The Politics of a Poetry without Politics, Part I", Literature Compass 10. 11
(4 Nov. 2013): 871-884"
- "Poe. The Politics of a Poetry without Politics, Part II", Literature Compass 10. 11
(4 Nov. 2013): 885-894
- "The Last Detachment: Byron Awakening and thr Dream of Greece", in The Place
of Lord Byron in World History, ed. Nick Panagopoulas and Maria and Maria Schoina, with a Foreward by
Peter W. Graham (The Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, Queenston, Lampeter, 2013): 143-151.
- "Fundamental Brainwork: Rossetti Among the Printers", in The History and Future of the Nineteenth-Century
Book, ed. Maria Schoina and Andrew Stauffer, Special Issue of Gramma 21 (2013): 27-49
- "'The Bells', Performance, and the Politics of Poetry", The Edgar Allan Poe Review 15. 1
(Spring, 2014): 47-58.
- "Memory Now", Tipofilologia 7 (2015): 11-27
- "Reflections on Textual and Documentary Media in a Romantic and Post-Romantic Horizon",
Studies in Romanticism 53. 4 (Winter 2014): 481-507
- "Jerome McGann on Editing", in Editors Talk About Editing. Insights for Readers, Writers, and
Publishers, ed. Susan L. Greenberg (New York, Bern, etc: Peter Lang, 2015): 53-71
- "Tre Tipi di Ragione Romantica: Blake, Wordsworth, Byron", in C'è del metodo in questa follia.
L'irrazionale nella litteratura romantica a cura Paolo Tortonese. trans. Carmen Gallo
(Associacione Sigismondo Malatesta: Pacini Editore, Pisa, 2015): 111-125
- "Truth and Method. Humanities Scholarship as a Science of Exceptions",
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 40. 2 (2015): 204-218
- “Marking Texts in Many Dimensions,” A New Companion to Digital Humanities,
ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth (Wiley Blackwell: Malden MA, 2016): 358-376.
- “The Poverty of Theory; or, The Education of Jerome McGann,”
Theory Development in the Human Sciences, ed. Diane H. Sonnenwald (U. of Texas Press: Austin, TX,
- "Memory, Meaning, Scholarship: The Buildings of Loss," The Journal of English Language
and Literature, English Language and Literature Association of Korea 62. 1
(March 2016): 3-16.
- "Exceptional Measures. The Human Sciences in STEM WOrlds," Scholarly Editing 37
- "Rethinking Delany's Blake", Callaloo 39. 1 (Winter 2016): 80-97.
III. Work in Progress (paper)
- American Memory
- Aesthetic Form as Philosophy
- "The Contradictory Imperatives of Eye and Mind" (to be published in a collection of papers called Computing the Edition , U. of Toronto Press, the papers of the 33rd Conference on Editorial Problems at U. of Toronto).
- "A Commentary on Some of Rossetti's Translations from Dante," forthcoming in a festschrift for William E. Fredeman (U. of
- "Thinking Theatrically. Staging Byron's Manfred" (forthcoming)
- "The Poverty of Theory; or, The Education of Jerome McGann" (forthcoming
in a collection of interdisciplinary essays on theory and method)
- "The Composition and Meaning of Swinburne's 'Anactoria'" (forthcoming in a collection of essays
on Victorian essays on poetic composition)
- "Reading, Writing, and Rhythmatic" (forthcoming in a collection of essays
on 'pataphysics and 'patacriticism)
- "The Library, Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (forthcoming)
IV. Work in Progress (digital)
[All these projects are collaborative works being developed under the auspices of U. of Virginia's
Speclab (Speculative Computing Laboratory) and ARP (Applied Research in 'Patacriticism)]
- Fenimore Cooper and the American World, ed. with Ryan Cordell (NINES, in progress)
- The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A Hypermedia Research Archive .
(originally developed and published through IATH (The Institute for Advanced Technology in the
Humanities), U. of Virginia; third release, Summer 2004; complete interface redesign, Summer 2005;
final release, Summer 2006)
- IVANHOE (a collaborative online playspace for the experimental investigation of
cultural works). 1.0 release, December 2004.
- Juxta (an online text comparison and collation tool). 1.0 release Spring 2005.
- Collex (principal designer, Bethany Nowviskie). 1.0 release, December 2005.
- The 'Patacritical Demon (an online tool for critical interpretation)
[currently in design]
© 2004 Jerome McGann.