Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology
"In this insightful and readable volume, Landow explores the relationship between contemporary literary and social theory and the latest advances in computer software."--Voice Literary Supplement.
"A useful book for understanding the effect technology is having on scholarship."--Semiotic Review of Books.
"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.
"Good news for teachers who are not too sensitive about their intellectual authority... Bad news for print culture."--Times Literary Supplement
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Hypertext and The presence of multiple reading paths, which shift the balance
Crltical Theory between reader and writer, thereby creating Barthes's readerly
text, also creates a text that exists far less independently of commentary,
analogues, and traditions than does printed text. This kind of democratization not
only reduces the hierarchical separation between the so-called main text and the
annotation, which now exist as independent texts, reading units, or lexias, but it
also blurs the ...
The concepts (and experiences) of beginning and ending imply linearity. What
happens to them Beginnings and Endings in in a form of textuality not governed
chiefly by linearity? If we assume that hypertextuality pos- the Open Text sesses
multiple sequences rather than that it has an entire absence of linearity and
sequence, then one answer to this query must be that it provides HYPERTEXT
multiple beginnings and endings rather than single ones. Drawing 57 Beginnings
One of the most famous examples of an author's ceding power to the reader is
found in "The Babysitter," in which Robert Coover, like an author of electronic
hypertext, presents the reader with multiple possibilities, really multiple endings,
with two effects." First, the reader, who takes over some of the writer's role and
function, must choose which possibility, if any, to accept, and second, by
encountering that need to decide, readers realize both that no true single
narrative exists as the ...
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What Is the Object We Read and What Is
Visual Elements in Print Text
Argumentation Organization and Rhetoric
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