Hypertext Theory

Critical Writing
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2020
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In this text, Astrid Ensslin writes about hypertext through a medium-nonspecific sense and a more modern medium-specific meaning. She writes about what hypertext theory relates to and what its characterizations are, explaining how hypertext allows the users to interact through the use of textual and/or multimodal components. She also writes about when hypertext theory first emerged, how its been changing since the late 1980's and how its been establishing the field of hypertext criticsm and related areas surrounding digital fiction and poetry research.

 

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Literary hypertext theorists have traced the beginnings of hypertext in the nonlinear proto-hypertexts of medieval scripture and early scientific texts displaying numerous glosses and footnotes, thus affording multilinear reading trajectories.

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