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 first case denies the Aarseth satisfaction that can be experienced at the end
of a good, traditional epic, since the you remains in the text after completing the
adventures, but there is nothing more to do. Even when the text includes some ...
But refusing to dissociate literature from racial or gender or cultural politics is not
enough if the definition of the context remains saturated with invisible
conventions. And these conventions will be exposed, and questioned, if print
loses its ...
But this also is misleading. Hypertext does David Kolb make totally closed works
impossible. New links can move in and reuse pieces of my writing, but whatever
form I gave my writing remains available. It cannot dominate the hypertext space
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