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- Hypertextual Derrida, Poststructuralist Nelson?
- The Definition of Hypertext and Its History as a Concept
- Other Convergences: Intertextuality, Multivocality, and De-Centeredness
- Vannevar Bush and the Memex
- Virtual Texts, Virtual Authors, and Literary Computing
- The Nonlinear Model of the Network in Current Critical Theory
- Cause or Convergence, Influence or Confluence?
- Analogues to the Gutenberg Revolution
2. Reconfiguring the Text
- From Text to Hypertext
- Problems with Terminology: What Is the Object We Read, and What IsText in Hypertext?
- Verbal and Nonverbal Text
- Visual Elements in Print Text
- Dispersed Text
- Hypertextual Translation of Scribal Culture; or, The ElectronicManuscript
- Argumentation, Organization, and Rhetoric
- Beginnings and Endings in the Open Text
- Boundaries of the Open Text
- The Status of the Text; Status in the Text
- Hypertext and De-centrality: The Philosophical Grounding
3. Reconfiguring the Author
- How I Am Writing This Book
- Virtual Presence
- Collaborative Writing, Collaborative Authorship
- Examples of Collaboration in Intermedia
4. Reconfiguring Narrative
- Hypertext and the Aristotelian Conception of Plot
- Narrative Beginnings and Endings
- Michael Joycešs Afternoon: The Readeršs Experience as Author
5. Reconfiguring Literary Education
- Threats and Promises
- Reconfiguring the Instructor
- Reconfiguring the Student
- Reconfiguring the Time of Learning
- Reconfiguring Assignments and Methods of Evaluation
- Examples of Collaborative Learning from Intermedia
- Reconceiving Canon and Curriculum
- What Chance Has Hypertext in Education?
6. The Politics of Hypertext: Who Controls the Text?
- Answered Prayers; or, the Politics of Resistance
- The Marginalization of Technology and the Mystification of Literature
- The Politics of Particular Technologies
- Hypertext and the Politics of Reading
- The Political Vision of Hypertext; or, The Message in the Medium
- The Politics of Access
- Access to the Text and the Author's Right (Copyright)
An Open-Ended Conclusion; or, The Dispatch Comes to an End
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