Introduction - Illuminated Criticism

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Andrew McMurry introduces Katherine Acheson’s review of Radiant Textuality, declaring that Acheson’s illuminated critique exemplifies what’s missing in McGann: the use of design not just to illustrate prose but also to extend a textual engagement.


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Yet what good are image and text handling tools, Acheson seems to ask, if we don’t make them in a way that opens up space for a design aesthetic? It is all very well to have hammers and nails, but what are we going to build?  

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Malene Fonnes