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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... he or she rarely starts reading "for the footnotes" and becomes fascinated with
the nonlinearity and incompleteness of ... or on the useless- ness of a specific
point)? As interruptions become the convention, the anticipated structure of texts,
In the meantime, like Quinn, I would rather learn how to become a screener. If
hypertexts never become commonly accepted, then screeners will have wasted
their time and space, or failed, like Quinn, to tell a detective story. But it will be
... elements would play an important role, while between bifurcations the
deterministic aspects would become dominant. ... demonstrates how the physics
tropes used to explain hypertext slip between the ideologies of being and