263 Featherston St, Palmerston North, 4442, New Zealand
Palmerston North Boys’ High School where Donald McKenzie studied.
Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington where Donald McKenzie received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree.
Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RH, UK
Corpus Christi College where Donald McKenzie received a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
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D.F. McKenzie shows how the material form of texts crucially determine their meanings. He demonstrates that as works are reproduced and reread, they take on different forms and meanings. This is true of all forms of recorded information, McKenzie claims, including sound, graphics, films, landscape and new electronic media.
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Making Meaning reflects McKenzie's virtuosity as a traditional bibliographer and reveals how his thought-provoking scholarship made him a driving force in the genesis and development of the new interdisciplinary field of book history. His refusal to recognize the traditional boundary between bibliography and literary history re-energized the study of the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of book production and reception.
Donald McKenzie attended Palmerston North Boys’ High School. He studied at Victoria University of Wellington where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954 and a Master of Arts degree. He also received a Diploma of Journalism in 1955. McKenzie attended Corpus Christi College where he received a Doctor of Philosophy in 1961.
Donald McKenzie started to work as a public servant at the New Zealand Post Office in 1949. He held this post until 1956. In 1969, he became a professor of English language and literature at Victoria University of Wellington and left this post in 1987. He also was a Sandars Reader in Bibliography at Cambridge University from 1975 to 1976. In 1986, McKenzie took up a post of reader in textual criticism at Pembroke College and held this post until 1989. At the same time, he held the same post at the University of Oxford. He worked as a professor of bibliography and textual criticism at Pembroke College from 1989 to 1996. In 1996, he became an emeritus professor. He also worked as a Lyell Reader in Bibliography and Panizzi Lecturer at British Library.
Donald McKenzie established the Wai-te-ata Press in 1962. He published his first book Cambridge University Press, 1696-1712, in 1966. His next book, Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts, was published in 1986. He also was an editor of The Hogge Hath Lost His Pearl, by Robert Tailor, Stationers' Company Apprentices, 1605-1800, A Ledger of Charles Ackers Printer of The London Magazine and contributor to bibliography journals. The book, Making Meaning: "Printers of the Mind" and Other Essays, that contains McKenzie essays and publications, was published after his death in 2002.
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Donald Francis McKenzie is a member of the British Academy, Bibliographical Society of America, Cambridge Bibliographical Society and Australian Academy of Humanities.
Donald McKenzie was a man of quick critical intelligence personal sensitivity and a striking liveliness.
Donald McKenzie married Dora Haig in 1951. The marriage produced a son. In 1982, Donald and Dora divorced. McKenzie married Christine Ferdinand in 1994.