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Aarseth

Cybertext

Perspectives on Ergodic Literature

€ 34.44

Do the rapidly expanding genres of digital literature mean that the narrative mode--novels, films, television drama--is losing its dominant position in our culture? Author Espen Aarseth eases our fears of literary loss (at least temporarily) by pointing out that electronic text requires an interactive response to generate a literary sequence. Where


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Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Ergodic Literature
1(23)
The Book and the Labyrinth
1(8)
Some Examples of Ergodic Literature
9(4)
The Aim of This Study
13(4)
What Is Cybertext?
17(7)
Paradigms and Perspectives
24(34)
Problems in Computer Semiotics
24(17)
Textuality, Nonlinearity, and Interactivity
41(10)
Cyborg Aesthetics and the ``Work in Movement``
51(7)
Textonomy: A Typology of Textual Communication
58(18)
Previous Efforts
59(1)
Method
60(2)
The Typology
62(3)
The Texts
65(2)
Analysis and Results
67(6)
Conclusions
73(3)
No Sense of an Ending: Hypertext Aesthetics
76(21)
Paradigms of Hypertext
82(4)
The Sense of a Novel: Micheal Joyce`s Afternoon
86(4)
The Rhetoric of Hyperliterature: Aporia and Epiphany
90(2)
The Poetics of Conflict: Ergodics versus Narration
92(3)
Transclusions
95(2)
Intrigue and Discourse in the Adventure Game
97(32)
A Brief History of the Genre
97(6)
A Schematic Model of Internal Structure
103(3)
Some Issues in Adventure Game Criticism
106(5)
Intrigue, Intrigant, Intriguee
111(4)
The Autistic Detective Agency: Marc Blank`s Deadline
115(9)
Intrigue and Discourse
124(3)
The End of Story?
127(2)
The Cyborg Author: Problems of Automated Poetics
129(13)
The case of Racter
132(2)
A Typology of Authors in the Machine-Human Continuum
134(2)
Laurel`s Playwright: Seducing the User
136(5)
From Author Simulacrum to Cybertext
141(1)
Songs from the MUD: Multiuser Discourse
142(20)
Literature in the MUD?
142(7)
A Historical Perspective on MUDs and Nonlocal Communication
149(3)
The Aesthetics of Nonlocal Discourse
152(6)
Netiquette and Discourse
158(4)
Ruling the Reader: The Politics of ``Interaction``
162(16)
The Death (and Politics) of the Reader
162(5)
Democracy in Cybermedia
167(6)
Levels of Usership
173(5)
Conclusions: The Ideology of Influence
178(7)
Anamorphosis versus Metamorphosis
178(4)
Toward Theories of Ergodic Literature
182(3)
References 185(12)
Index 197
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Paperback / softback
216 pagina's
Januari 1997
249 gram
222 x 140 x 13 mm
Johns Hopkins University Press us

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