Posthyperfiction: Practices in Digital Textuality

Critical Writing
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By the turn of the millennium hypertext fiction was no longer the predominant form of digital writing produced by authors of electronic literature. In recent years, electronic poetry is more often produced than hypertext fiction, and rich multimedia largely predominates over text. Yet some notable exceptions, such as Judd Morrissey’s database narrative The Last Performance (2007), and Paul La Farge’s Luminous Airplanes (2011) are continuing to push the hypertext novel in some new directions. If hypertext per se is no longer predominant, many aspects of hypertext fiction, such as trigger actions that extend narrative texts and texts that integrate elements of spatial navigation, are increasingly integrated into newer forms such as locative narrative and virtual reality narratives.

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Scott Rettberg