By Astrid Ensslin

This leading edge monograph makes a speciality of a modern type of computer-based literature known as 'literary hypertext', a electronic, interactive, communicative type of new media writing. Canonizing Hypertext combines theoretical and hermeneutic investigations with empirical learn into the motivational and pedagogic chances of this manner of literature. It specializes in key questions for literary students and academics: How can literature study in this sort of method as to make it proper for an more and more hypermedia-oriented readership? How can the quickly evolving new media be built-in into curricula that also search to transmit 'traditional' literary competence? How can the concept of literary competence be broadened take into consideration those present developments? This research, which argues for hypertext's integration within the literary canon, deals a severe evaluation of advancements in hypertext thought, an exemplary hypertext canon and an review of attainable school room functions.

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