Looking at examples of hypertext books there are only a handful that have been critically examined. Paul Hackman notes, “fifteen years after the first generation of hypertext novels emerged, hypertext literature remains on the fringe of literary studies” (2011, p. 86). One of the reasons for the lack of hypertext fiction novels, besides the issues […]
New hypertext narrative forms – what’s beyond the hyperlink?
The new digital medium of hypertext fiction requires a narrative form because of its non-linear design. In regards to this issue Landow (1992) writes, “either one simply cannot write hypertext fiction […] or else Aristotelian definitions and descriptions of plot do not apply to stories read and written within a hypertext environment” (p. 101). The […]
The future of hypertext fiction – Cyberbooks?
It is now evident that the reason why hypertext fiction is not more prominent with the increased publishing of e-books is that there are some major inhibiting factors, which are grounded in tradition. The first inhibitor of innovative hypertext books is that readers are accustomed to and enjoy the phenomenological experience of reading a print […]
Cariwest Festival 2013 – Edmonton, Alberta
The thing about using up your vacation days to take a Masters degree is that you then make the most of every day and weekend of the summer. This weekend was the Cariwest festival so technically I wan’t in Edmonton, but the Caribbean or so I like to imagine. Cariwest is a three-day Caribbean Arts […]
Book Review: The Lady Rivers by Philippa Gregory
The Lady Rivers by Philippa Gregory is part of the Cousin’s War Series. Gregory wrote the books out of order for this series, I think because she became so interested in the Lady Rivers, Jaquetta Woodville, that she just had to write about her. After reading the novel, I wish I would have been able […]