George P. Landow, Professor George P Landow
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 377 pages
In his widely acclaimed book Hypertext George P. Landow described a radically new information technology and its relationship to the work of such literary theorists as Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes. Now Landow has brought together a distinguished group of authorities to explore more fully the implications of hypertextual reading for contemporary literary theory.
Among the contributors, Charles Ess uses the work of Jrgen Habermas and the Frankfurt School to examine hypertext's potential for true democratization. Stuart Moulthrop turns to Deleuze and Guattari as a point of departure for a study of the relation of hypertext and political power. Espen Aarseth places hypertext within a framework created by other forms of electronic textuality. David Kolb explores what hypertext implies for philosophy and philosophical discourse. Jane Yellowlees Douglas, Gunnar Liestol, and Mireille Rosello use contemporary theory to come to terms with hypertext narrative. Terrence Harpold investigates the hypertextual fiction of Michael Joyce. Drawing on Derrida, Lacan, and Wittgenstein, Gregory Ulmer offers an example of the new form of writing hypertextuality demands.
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I do not for a moment believe that my constructed binarism of the nonlinear text
and the linear text or any of the other perspectives in this essay are any more free
of a metaphysics than any previous textual theory , but I hope they are better ...
You can work your way through Afternoon a half - dozen times without learning
any more . There is more than this to say about the accident ( we will return to this
scene of failed memory ) , but the thing that impresses you on the second or third
... any more than there is one essential or best way to use paper . Writing on
paper can produce laundry lists , thank - you notes , scholarly treatises ,
disjointed jottings on the back of train schedules , love letters , instruction
manuals for VCRs ...
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Nonlinearity and Literary Theory
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