Is There a Text on This Screen? Reading in an Era of Hypertextuality

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The impact of the cultural transformations brought about by the new computer technologies is enormous and it calls forth a reconfiguration of our relations with texts.

Ironically, our entrance into this mythical cyberspace does not happen under the tutelage of Oedipus, the first philosopher, rather it transpires under the auspices of Oedipa Mass, the heroine of the 1966 Thomas Pynchon novel, The Crying of Lot 49.

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Eric Dean Rasmussen