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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The facilities of manipulation , individual navigation , and freedom from given ,
authoritative structures provide us with new practices of writing and reading .
However , the conduct of traditional print - age reading and writing has always
In WOE ( its title is a pun on the acronym of the journal for which the piece was
expressly written , Writing on the Edge ) the map is ... Literally , the narrative itself
represents a sort of writing on the margins of experience , an accumulation of the
The task that confronts us as writers in the new medium is precisely to discover
effective new figures . " 10 One could ... New links can move in and reuse pieces
of my writing , but whatever form I gave my writing remains available . It cannot ...
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