Reading Hypertext

Reading Hypertext

Reading Hypertext $39.95

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The future of serious writing will lie on the screen. We will read, for reading is indispensable, but we will be less closely tied to the book, to paper and ink. The chief innovation of electronic writing is the link – the connection between pages that makes the Web possible and that has already transformed the way we read.

For twenty years, fine writers have worked to explore the possibilities of the link, to come to grips with the most important new punctuation since the comma. Many of our finest critics have studied hypertext, especially such classics as Michael Joyce’s afternoon and Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl.

In Reading Hypertext, Mark Bernstein and Diane Greco have selected the best and most important studies of hypertext reading and criticism, drawn from disciplines ranging from philosophy and classical philology to film theory and technocriticism. These indispensable studies reveal how much we now understand about the reading hypertext, and point the way for important new work.

Reviewers

“This collection includes many of the central papers by the most thoughtful authors concerned with literary hypertexts. If you want to understand reading (and thus writing) hypertexts, this is the book to read.” – Frank M. Shipman III, Texas A&M University
“Reading Hypertext guides you through the field much as a close and witty friend might show you their home town — introducing key themes, influential people, and a variety of hypertexts. The book gives a flavour of reading hypertext; it invites, intrigues, and leaves you longing for more.” – Lilia Efimova, Novay
"Solid high ground from which to study the shifting landscape of literary hypertext. The book ably presents the breadth of thinking and depth of insight that have characterized over two decades of scholarship” – John Tolva, IBM

Table Of Contents

1. Into The Weeds 1
Mark Bernstein
2. Why Are We Still Talking Like This? 15
Diane Greco
3. La Maison Hypertext 19
Charles A. Perfetti
4. Piecing Together And Tearing Apart: Finding The Story In Afternoon 21
Jill Walker
5. A Cognitive Model 35
N. J. Lowe
6. “How Do I Stop This Thing?” Closure And Indeterminacy In Interactive Narratives 59
J. Yellowlees Douglas
7. Reconfiguring Writing 89
George P. Landow
8. The Lyrical Quality Of Links 99
Susana Pajares Tosca
9. A Pragmatics Of Links 103
Susana Pajares Tosca
10. Stitching Together Narrative, Sexuality, Self: Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl 119
George P. Landow
11. These Waves Of Bugs 129
Anja Rau
12. Cinematic Paradigms For Hypertext 137
Adrian Miles
13. Nonce Upon Some Times: Rereading Hypertext Fiction 149
Michael Joyce
14. Returning In Twilight: Joyce’s Twilight, A Symphony 165
Dave Ciccoricco
15. Hypertext Structure Under Pressure 193
David Kolb
16. Reading Spatial Hypertext 213
Catherine C. Marshall
17. Hypertext Teaching 223
Adrian Miles
18. Hypertext With Consequences: Recovering A Politics Of Hypertext 239
Diane Greco
19. What The Geeks Know: Hypertext And The Problem Of Literacy 251
Stuart Moulthrop

Reading Hypertext
Mark Bernstein and Diane Greco, eds.
ISBN 1-884511-48-1
$39.95

Reading Hypertext $39.95

You can always remove it later.


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