Tag: hayles

Kaye in Wonderland


Komninos Zervos reviews the Hayles/Burdick collaboration, Writing Machines (2003), and reengages the cyberdebates (initiated in Y2K).

New Media Studies


Scott Rettberg introduces ‘New Media Studies’: a cluster of reviews, and a term (similar in its emergence to the term ‘Postmodernism’).

The Pleasure (and Pain) of Link Poetics


Entering the cyberdebates, Scott Rettberg moves beyond technique and proposes a more generative approach to hypertext, in which an author’s intention and poetic purpose have a role.

Cybertext Theory: What An English Professor Should Know Before Trying


Considering hypertext as a subset of cybertexts, Markku Eskelinen offers seven examples of how to implement Espen Aarseth’s seven-fold typology.

Never Coming Home: Positivism, Ecology, and Rootless Cosmopolitanism


Steven Kellert on being “in favor of universals.”

Poetry in the Electronic Environment


Stephanie Strickland on the translation of poetry from print to screen.

Digital vs. Traditional?


Luc Herman reviews the collection, Cyberspace Textuality by Marie-Laure Ryan, and warns against the creation of a false dichotomy between the digital and traditional print text.

The Medial Turn


Joseph Tabbi identifies a shift in U.S. criticism that has taken place in the eight years separating Susan Strehle’s Fiction in the Quantum Universe and John Johnston’s Information Multiplicity.

After the Post


For Daniel Punday, Bernard Siegert’s historical materialism - a difficult synthesis of historical, literary, and institutional analysis - falls somewhere between Derrida and Foucault. But see also the review in ebr by historian Richard John, who considers Siegert in the line of Walter Ong, Elizabeth Eisenstein, and Harold Innis.