The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction

Authors: Bell, A.

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Written in hypertext and read from a computer, hypertext novels exist as a collection of textual fragments, which must be pieced together by the reader. The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction offers a new critical theory tailored specifically for this burgeoning genre, providing a much needed body of criticism in a key area of new media fiction.

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ALICE BELL is a lecturer in English Language and Literature at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She is the Principal Investigator of the Digital Fiction International Network (funded by The Leverhulme Trust) and has published articles in New Narratives: Theory and Practice (2010) and Contemporary Stylistics (2007).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Universe of Hypertext Fiction

    Bell, Alice

    Pages 1-9

  • Theory: Hypertext Fiction and the Significance of Worlds

    Bell, Alice

    Pages 10-27

  • Communication, Contradictions and World Views in Michael Joyce’s afternoon: a story

    Bell, Alice

    Pages 28-66

  • Interrupting the Transmission: the Slippery Worlds of Stuart Moulthrop’s Victory Garden

    Bell, Alice

    Pages 67-106

  • Is there a Mary/Shelley in this World? Rewrites and Counterparts in Shelley Jackson’s (1995) Patchwork Girl

    Bell, Alice

    Pages 107-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28128-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230281288
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-54255-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 205
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