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Jerome McGann Gives Keynote Address for Cohen Center Opening

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


UVa professor Jerome McGann will deliver the keynote address for the grand opening of the Cohen Center for the Study of Technological Humanism, September 17, 2014, in the Montpelier Room, East Campus Dining Facility. This event is by invitation only. 

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Jerome McGann is University Professor and the John Stewart Bryan University Professor in the Department of English at University of Virginia, and a founding fellow of UVA's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities.  He is founder and former director of NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship), a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first.  Since 2000 he has held a Senior Research Fellowship at University College, London. He is a leading scholar in fields ranging from 18th century to contemporary literature to the theory of textuality.  His influential works include The Romantic Ideology (1983), A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism (1983), The Textual Condition (1991), Black Riders: The Visible Language of Modernism (1993), Radiant Textuality: Literature Since the World Wide Web (2001). Professor McGann is a member of the American Academy of Art and Sciences and is the recipient of several awards including the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Byron Society of America, the Wilbur Cross Medal, the James Russell Lowell Award, and the Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award. He has been a Fulbright Fellow, an American Philosophical Society Fellow, and Guggenheim Fellow. He was recently elected to the American Philosophical Society, only the 8th scholar from the University of Virginia to be elected to the society whose members include Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Robert Frost.

Contact Larry Burton, Director, Cohen Center ( if you have any questions.  

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