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Hyper/Text/Theory - George P. Landow


By: George P. Landow (Editor)

Paperback Published: 5th December 1994
ISBN: 9780801848384
Number Of Pages: 396
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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 JA1/4rgen 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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In this volume, 11 pieces explore the nature of critical theory in the age of hypertext, looking variously at computers and democracy, art and pedagogy, indeterminacy, hypertext as resistance, and other probings of the cultural, political, economic, and social effects of the emergence of hypertext. * Journal of Communication *

What's a Critic to Do?: Critical Theory in the Age of Hypertextp. 1
Nonlinearity and Literary Theoryp. 51
Wittgenstein, Genette, and the Reader's Narrative in Hypertextp. 87
The Screener's Maps: Michel de Certeau's "Wandersmanner" and Paul Auster's Hypertextual Detectivep. 121
"How Do I Stop This Thing?": Closure and Indeterminacy in Interactive Narrativesp. 159
Conclusionsp. 189
The Politics of Hypertext
The Political Computer: Hypertext, Democracy, and Habermasp. 225
Physics and Hypertext: Liberation and Complicity in Art and Pedagogyp. 268
Rhizome and Resistance: Hypertext and the Dreams of a New Culturep. 299
The New Writing
Socrates in the Labyrinthp. 323
The Miranda Warnings: An Experiment in Hyperrhetoricp. 345
Contributorsp. 379
Acknowledgmentsp. 381
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ISBN: 9780801848384
ISBN-10: 0801848385
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 5th December 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.99  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57