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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Nonlinearity and Literary Theory Espen J. Aarseth Electronic writing will require a
simpler, more positive literary theory. —J. David Bolter The future can only be
anticipated in the form of an absolute danger. — facques Derrida In this essay I ...
The Corruption of the Critic How can literary theory attack the textualities of
nonlinearity? How can we cut them up, read into them, de-scribe them so they fit
in our narratives? How can we link them to our totems and control their hidden ...
In the transient social textualities, the ontologies of the two traditions might seem
to converge, and the boundaries between cultural anthropology and literary
theory may appear fuzzier than ever. It could therefore be useful to explore some
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