HyperText: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society Series) by George P. Landow, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
HyperText: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society Series)

HyperText: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society Series)

by George P. Landow
     
 

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Advanced computer technology for storing and retrieving information - and the electronic "hypertext" of words and images it makes possible - is changing both the experience of reading and, according to some scholars, the very nature of what is read. In Hypertext Goerge Landow explores what is at once a radically new information technology, a revolutionary mode

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Advanced computer technology for storing and retrieving information - and the electronic "hypertext" of words and images it makes possible - is changing both the experience of reading and, according to some scholars, the very nature of what is read. In Hypertext Goerge Landow explores what is at once a radically new information technology, a revolutionary mode of publicaiton, and a highly interactive form of electronic text. It is also a strikingly literal embodiment of some major points of contemporary literary and semiological theory - particularly Derrida's idea of "de-century" and Barthe's conception for the "readerly" versus the "writerly" text.

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Brings together the work of twenty researchers who analyze the evidence for hypnotic susceptibility, trance states, nonvoluntary behavior, posthypnotic amnesia, the perceptual effects of hypnosis (temporal and otherwise), and more. Throughout, the experience of hypnosis is placed within a social psychological context. Contains 61 pages of references. Landow (English and art history, Brown U.) contends that hypertext--computer technology that allows the reader to move in any of several directions from any point in a text--embodies some major points of contemporary literary and semiological theory, particularly Derrida's text. Paper edition (unseen), $15.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801842818
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Series:
Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society Series
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.63(d)

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