Citation/Graft

Laura Maxwell (English 111, 1994)

[Link from: Allusion in OE poetry]

Derrida properly acknowledges (in advance, one might say) that a new, freer, richer form of text, one truer to our potential experience, perhaps to our actual if unrecognized experience, depends upon discrete reading units. . . . The implication of such citability and separability [of every sign, linguistic or nonlinguistic, spoken or written] appears in the fact, crucial to hypertext, that as Derrida adds, "in so doing it can break with every given context, engendering an infinity of new contexts in a manner which is absolutely illimitable."

George P. Landow, Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology, 8