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 above applica- 9 s • • • tion of Genette's concepts shows that one of the
defining characteristics of hypertext, from the reader's point of view, is to engage
in the selection and combination of different modes and techniques of narrative ...
tion in some way produce his proposals. Disagreeing with him, Miller argues in
the manner of Barthes that Mirabeau's revolutionary "thought is gradually
fabricated not so much by the situation or by the speaker's feelings," as Kleist
Active reading becomes passive titilla- tion. Later it becomes noise. We need
forms of hypertext writing that Socrates in the are neither standard linear
hierarchical unities nor the cloying shocks Labyrinth of simple juxtaposition.
Would such a ...
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Wittgenstein Genette and the Readers Narrative
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