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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Paul Ricoeur To present nonlinear textuality as a phenomenon relevant to textual
theory , one must rethink the concept of textuality to comprise linear as well as
nonlinear texts . “ The text , ” as it is commonly perceived , entails a set of
Textual topology describes the formal structures that govern the sequence and
accessibility of the script , whether the process is conducted manually ( for
example , by convention ) or mechanically ( for example , by computer ) . If texts
are to be ...
If it succeeds , the textual pleasure machine could be said to have escaped even
from simulation and become an emulation , a “ supplement ” as dangerous as
they come . As always , we do not have to wait for the textual machines to catch
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