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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Just as death in the determinate cybertext is a kind of unend, the end of the
cybertext is a kind of undeath also contrary to fiction. The end of a cybertext (
when the user quits) can be either successful (the user Espen I. wins) or
unsuccessful (the ...
Cybertextuality has an empirical element that is not found in fiction and that
necessitates an ontological category of its own, which might as well be called
simulation. In fiction the user must construct mental images that somehow
correspond to ...
recent years, suggest that his preference for unmarked links has been decisive
for the school of hypertext fiction that favors this method. The invisibility of links in
Afternoon is a crucial element in the coerciveness of the text's yield mechanism, ...
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