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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Examples of the former include the fictions Afternoon, by Michael Joyce, and
Victory Garden, by Stuart Moulthrop. Examples of the latter are The Dickens Web
and In Memoriam Web; Storyspace, created by J. David Bolter and Michael Joyce
NOTES 1. Michael Joyce, Afternoon, a story (Cambridge, Mass.: Eastgate
Systems, 1990). In hypertext documents, citations are most conveniently made by
the title of the node or lexia from which the quotation comes, in this case, "Japan".
I thank Michael Joyce for bringing this quotation to my attention. 12. Carolyn
Guyer and Martha Petry, "Notes for Izme Pass Expose," Writing on the Edge 2 (
Spring 1991): 82ff. 13. The cited phrase is from "Polymers, Paranoia, and the
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