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Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions - Continuum Literary Studies (Hardback)
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Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions - Continuum Literary Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 09/05/2007
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This innovative monograph focuses on a contemporary form of computer-based literature called 'literary hypertext', a digital, interactive, communicative form of new media writing. Canonizing Hypertext combines theoretical and hermeneutic investigations with empirical research into the motivational and pedagogic possibilities of this form of literature. It focuses on key questions for literary scholars and teachers: How can literature be taught in such a way as to make it relevant for an increasingly hypermedia-oriented readership? How can the rapidly evolving new media be integrated into curricula that still seek to transmit traditional literary competence? How can the notion of literary competence be broadened to take into account these current trends? This study, which argues for hypertexts integration in the literary canon, offers a critical overview of developments in hypertext theory, an exemplary hypertext canon and an evaluation of possible classroom applications.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826495587
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm


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Reviewed in Journal of Sociolinguistics, 2008 (UK)

'A very interesting and useful book by an author with an impressive command of a range of academics fields'

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