Writing Space Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print

ISBN-10: 0805829199
ISBN-13: 9780805829198
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Jay David Bolter
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Description: This second edition of Jay David Bolter's classic text expands on the objectives of the original volume, illustrating the relationship of print to new media, and examining how hypertext and other forms of electronic writing refashion or "remediate"  More...

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Book details

List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This second edition of Jay David Bolter's classic text expands on the objectives of the original volume, illustrating the relationship of print to new media, and examining how hypertext and other forms of electronic writing refashion or "remediate" the forms and genres of print. Reflecting the dynamic changes in electronic technology since the first edition, this revision incorporates the Web and other current standards of electronic writing. As a text for students in composition, new technologies, information studies, and related areas, this volume provides a unique examination of the computer as a technology for reading and writing.

Preface
Introduction: Writing in the Late Age of Print
The late age of print
The future of print
The old and the new in digital writing
Refashioning the voice of the text
Refashioning the writing space
Writing as Technology
Writing technologies and material culture
Economies of writing
Hypertext and the Remediation of Print
Word processing and topical writing
Hypertext
Writing as construction
Global hypertext
Hypertext as remediation
The old and the new in hypertext
The Breakout of the Visual
The image and the printed page
Visual metaphors
Ekphrasis
Picture writing
Electronic picture writing
The electronic page
The Electronic Book
The changing idea of the book
Great books
Encyclopedic order
The electronic encyclopedia
The library as a writing space
Refashioned Dialogues
The reading path
From dialogue to essay to Web page
The end of the line?
The hypertextual essay?
Educational dialogue
Multiple dialogues
Interactive Fiction
"afternoon"
The rhetoric of the multilinear
Displacement and repetition in "Victory Garden"
Disrupting the linear
The tradition of experiment
Sterne and the novel as conversation
James Joyce as hypertext
Borges and exhaustion in print
Composition No. 1
Multiple reading and writing
Digital poetry and performative texts
Hypermedia: popular and avant-garde
Critical Theory in a New Writing Space
Writing technologies and the literary critical tradition
The end of authority
Hypertext and poststructuralism
Reader response and the architecture of hypertext
Electronic signs
Deconstruction and electronic writing
New convergences and popular forms
Looking at and looking through
The practice of theory
Writing the Self
Writing as analysis
Writing the Cartesian mind
Hypertext and the Cartesian ego
Electronic writing and the postmodern self
The materiality of the electronic self
Writing Culture
The network culture
Cultural unity
The remediation of culture
The Web Site
References
Index

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