EEBO and Me: An Autobiographical Response to Michael Gavin, “How to Think About EEBO”

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Peter C. Herman


In this article, Peter C. Herman responds to Michael Gavin’s history of EEBO by arguing that EEBO leads to greater historical specificity, to reading the books themselves, rather than dissolving the boundaries between texts and “the death of the document”.  Herman also suggests that we should pay greater attention to the corporate origins of EEB0-TCP.


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