Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992 - 242 pages
"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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Since and Literary Computing the invention of writing and printing, information
technology has concentrated on the problem of creating and then disseminating
static, unchanging records of language. As countless authors since the inception
As the opening sentences of this chapter may already have suggested, writing
about hypertext in Problems with Terminology: a print medium immediately
produces terminological problems much like those Barthes, Derrida, What Is the
The problem for anyone who yearns to retain older conceptions of authorship or
of the author function lies in the fact that radical changes in textuality produce
radical changes in the author figure derived from that textuality. Lack of textual ...
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Visual Elements in Print Text
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