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 hypertext environment conveys some of the effects of the printed page by
retaining a footer containing descriptive ... design and legibility, its use of this
virtual footer for a nonexistent page jars the reader In an electronic environment.
In a hypermedia environment, on • • i i i the other hand, the reading subject does
not interact from an external position but from ... The Reader's Hypermedia
resources and environments do not yet form part of Narrative in ordinary systems
(It is a virtual environment, yet it seems real because it brings structures of
thought to the surface of a thinker's attention by projecting those thoughts onto a
screen and allowing the thinker to "witness" them.) So, even the designers of ...
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