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Issue 3/2004
5.Jg. / Nr. 33 - ISSN 1617-6901
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ed. by Laura Borràs Castanyer (Editorial)

Content:
Digital Literature and Theoretical Approaches | Concrete Poetry in Digital Media | The Frontiers between Digital Literature and Net.art | Littérature numérique, contraintes et ouvertures de l’écran | Is this hypertext any good? Evaluating quality in hypermedia | These waves of memories. A hyperfiction by Caitlin Fisher | Six Problems in Search of a Solution


Digital Literature and Theoretical Approaches [English]

"From a literary point of view, we are living through a time characterised by disenchantment with the oldest form of the modern revolution: hypertext. The initial enthusiasm has given way to more skeptical tendencies." - Laura Borràs Castanyer introduces the research project Hermeneia, the conference Under Construction. Literatures and theoretical approaches, the subject itself and the "history of discontinuities and ruptures" behind it.
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2004/3-Castanyer.htm

Concrete Poetry in Digital Media [English]

How does concrete poetry develop in digital media? What is its intention? And how should one approach it? With a meaning driven soul asking for the message behind the technical effect and disparaging any brainless muscle flexing? With a spectacle driven soul enjoying all the cool stuff one can do with programming and embracing de "pure code" as new avant-garde? Roberto Simanowski raises these and more questions.
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2004/3-Simanowski.htm

The Frontiers between Digital Literature and Net.art [English]

Joan Campàs shows how the frontiers between the various disciplinary spheres are disappearing in the digital world. He sets out the basic aspects of what is known as digital art and compares them with the concepts of Roland Barthes on the post-modern text. He finally checks the theoretical model by letting a series of online works speak.
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2004/3-Campas.htm

Littérature numérique, contraintes et ouvertures de l’écran [French]

Jean-Pierre Balpe sets out the concept of “engrammation” which deals with the process of text mediatization and presents some practical examples such as different algorithmic programming in order to illustrate the mediatization processes
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2004/3-Balpe.htm

Is this hypertext any good? Evaluating quality in hypermedia [English]

What is quality in hypertext? How do we judge a hypertext collection of documents (or web) to be successful or unsuccessful, to be good or bad as hypertext? How can we judge if a particular hypertext achieves elegance or just mediocrity? To answer these questions George Landow proposes a number of basic rules a hypertext should follow.
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2004/3-Landow.htm

These waves of memories. A hyperfiction by Caitlin Fisher [English]

Raine Koskimaa takes a closer look on some of the aspects of Caitlin Fisher's These Waves of Girls, a confessional autobiography about a girl coming to terms with her lesbian identity. Koskimaa discusses the relation between the critic and the work, between textual and audio-visual representation, personal and social relations, and between hypertextual structure and autobiographical, unreliable narration.
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2004/3-Koskimaa.htm

Six Problems in Search of a Solution [English]

Markku Eskelinen discusses the challenge of cybertext theory and ludology to literary theory in six steps. Among others he asks how we should extend literary narratology beyond its print heritage, demands readers and scholars to give up the idea of literary wholes and to pursue happiness in the form of parts, phases and playthings, and shed some ludological light into the recent trend of building textual instruments and instrumental texts.
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2004/3-Eskelinen.htm


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