Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology. Front Cover. George P. Landow. Johns Hopkins University Press, Hypertext Critical Theory and New Media in an Era of Globalization. George P. Landow. abstract. George Landow’s widely acclaimed Hypertext was the first. Extensive new sections explore changing ideas in hypertext fiction, hypertext rhetoric, and in the practice of hypertext reading and by George P. Landow.

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George P. Landow

George Paul Landow b. He is a leading authority on Victorian literatureart, and culture, as hyprtext as a pioneer in criticism and theory of Electronic literaturehypertext and hypermedia.

He also pioneered the use of hypertext and the web in higher education. Landow is also a leading theorist of hypertext[1] of the effects of digital geotge on language, and of electronic media on literature. While his early work on hypertext sought to establish design rules for efficient hypertext communication, [2] he is especially noted for his book Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Literary Theory and Technologyfirst published inwhich is considered a “landmark” [3] in the academic study of electronic writing systems, [4] and states the view that the interpretive agenda of post-structuralist literary theory anticipated the essential hypertetx of hypertext.


In Hypertext Landow draws on theorists such as Jacques DerridaRoland BarthesGilles DeleuzePaul de Manand Michel Foucaultamong others, [1] and argues, especially, that hypertext embodies the textual openness championed by post-structuralist theory and that hypertext enables people to develop knowledge in a non-linear, non-sequential, associative way that linear texts do not. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Technology, Literature and Culture. Perspectives on Ergodic Literature. Johns Hopkins University Press.

The Electronic Literature Organization. Retrieved January 3, Developing mental models to aid users’ comprehension”.

Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print 2nd ed. Retrieved 14 September Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms llandow Use and Privacy Policy.