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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As the essays in this volume demonstrate , one can investigate the relations of
hypertext and theory in many different ways ... Terence Harpold , a hypertext
programmer who has previously written on the relation of hypertext to Bakhtin ,
Order concerns the chronological location of story elements in relation to
discourse elements . Most narratives do not have synchrony between discourse
time and story time . The movie Citizen Kane , for instance , is mainly told in
Order concerns relations of story elements and discourse ele . ments in time , but
it also describes the relation between the reading of 9 4 . . . hypertext and the
order in which the information exists as stored and independent of that reading .
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