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From Text to Hypertext: Decentering the Subject in Fiction, Film, and Visual Arts, and Electronic Media


It is a tenet of postmodern writing that the subject - the self - is unstable, fragmented, and decentered. One useful way to examine this principle is to look at how the subject has been treated in various media in the pre-modern, modern, and postmodern eras. Silvio Gaggi pursues this strategy in From Text to Hypertext, analyzing the issues of subject construction and deconstruction in selected examples of visual art, literature, film, and electronic media. In considering electronic media, Gaggi focuses on computer ...

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