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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This counterpoint , which may be called the Verfremdung - argument , has much
merit , but it ignores the fact that the understanding ( beyond trivial ) of a
nonlinear text can never be a consummate understanding , because the
realization of its ...
Kant , for example , in his Kritik der Urteilskraft , presents the beautiful ( das
Schöne ) as a form of representation so rich with information and meaning that it
cannot be adequately represented by any concept of the understanding . 31
He was committed , in his later work , to the idea that understanding philosophy
was the same sort of experience as understanding a joke , or music , in which
understanding was produced without benefit of concepts . “ What is required for ...
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