Hypertext 2.0

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Sep 8, 1997 - Computers - 353 pages
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George Landow's widely acclaimed Hypertext was the first book to bring together the worlds of literary theory and computer technology to explore the implications of giving readers instant, easy access to a virtual library of sources as well as unprecedented control of what and how they read. In hypermedia, Landow saw in a strikingly literal embodiment of many major points of contemporary literary theory, particularly Derrida's idea of "de-centering" and Barthes's conception of the "readerly" versus "writerly" text. "Landow['s]... presentation is measured, experiential, lucid, moderate, and sensible. He merely points out that the concept 'hypertext' lets us test some concepts associated with critical theory, and gracefully shows how the technology is contributing to reconfigurations of text, author, narrative, and (literary) education." -- Post Modern Culture, reviewing the first edition

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User Review  - the_awesome_opossum - LibraryThing

Hypertext 3.0 is Landow's manifesto and love letter to the internet and other hypertext media. He argues that with non-linear structures of text, often editable by users, there has been a ... Read full review

Review: Hypertext 3.0: Critical Theory and New Media in an Era of Globalization

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

This is a bit heady - but really rich in considering text, information literacy, literacy... etc. A work read. Read full review


Hypertextual Derrida Poststructuralist Nelson? 2 The Definition
Hypertext Textual Openness 33 Hypertext and Intertextuality 35 Hypertext
Reconfiguring From Text to Hypertext 49 The In Memoriam Web 51 Problems with

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About the author (1997)

George P. Landow is professor of English and art history at Brown University. The editor of three books on electronic textuality, he has created several electronic hypertexts, including the award-winning Dickens Web.