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 Political Computer: Hypertext, Democracy, and Habermas Charles Ess A
puzzling theoretical topography emerges from the literature on hypertext and
computer communications: the claim that these technologies will democratize ...
On the one hand, a crucial claim — the claim of democratization — is made for
this technology. On the other hand, the literature in general is remarkable for its
relative silence regarding this central claim. And among authors who explicitly ...
In such cases no particular propositional claims a abstract structures would
remain central, yet the multiple and interacting ... A text can i 4 o • • still make a
claim on you even if it does not support a particular proposition or present a