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ebr7 image + narrative, part two, summer 98
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    "From photographic restaurant menus to the mapping rather than indexing of information, there can be no doubt that the image has taken over many functions once performed by words."
    >---from the introduction



ebr7 guest editors:
Steve Tomasula and Anne Burdick


ebr7 image+narrative part two

Graphic or Verbal: A Dilemma
J. Hillis Miller
looks at the "multimedia" Victorian novel, embodied in ink, paper, cardboard, and glue.

Mouseover: Essay in Javascript
Loss Pequeño Glazier lets the text and its graphical representation wrestle over meaning.
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Embodied Texts
Raymond Federman's "Eating Books" gives new (and literal) meaning to form and content.
online interpretation: Anne Burdick
programming: Dante Piombino
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Three-Dimensional Woman
The Visual Discourses of Female Desire in Nicole Brossard's Holographic Hyperfiction
Carolyn Guertin allows the visual to take precedence over the verbal and the 'logic' of the Imaginary to guide readers through Brossard's feminine labyrinths.
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'Reading' Pictures in Comics

Walter Pamminger looks within/between the pictures that give comics a hypertextuality unavailable in cinema and other forms of literature.

Comics on the Web
Including an Interview with Cartoonist Dave McKean
Roger Sabin
compares comics on the web to the pleasures of reading printed comics and finds they are apples and oranges.

Hamlet on the Holodeck
Janet Murray outlines why authors writing for emerging electronic media will usher in new modes of narration.

Ronald Sukenick's Narratypography
Matthew Roberson revisits some of the original textual performances of theories about narrative, discourse, and the cultures they inhabit/construct.

Reading Subrin's Swallow
Jackie Goss plays with "Swallow," an art video by Elisabeth Subrin that takes full advantage of its ability to represent language aurally and visually.
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Body Language in the Paper Theater
(>--woven into ebr9) Stephen Farrell considers spun grammars: the interweave of narrative and its graphic representation.
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Seven League Boots:
Poetry, Science, and Hypertext

Stephanie Strickland asks how a poetics of hypertext can structure encounters with the world that are as resonant and co-participatory as quantum models.
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ebr7 reVIEWs on image+narrative

Christine Bucher, reviewing Beatriz Columnina, considers the narrative and photographic dimensions of interiors designed by Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier; H. Kassia Fleisher watches TV and reads Campaign '96: The View from the Couch by William O'Rourke; Jon Wagner, Tracy Biga McLean, and Chris Peters look at how an avant-garde classic writes its opposite in La Jetée ciné-roman by Chris Marker and Bruce Mau; Steve Tomasula begins a non-inclusive roundup of some word-image publications of note; Andrew Blauvelt juxtaposes the corporate history Thinkbook and Rem Koolhass's S, M, L, XL; Raine Koskimaa reviews Michael Joyce's hyper-novel, Twilight: A Symphony.


ebr7 reVIEWs of general interest

Steffen Hantke presents an archeology of DeLillo's Underworld; Chris Messenger reviews Tom LeClair's Passing Off; Anthony Miller interrogates Gilbert Sorrentino's metafictions; David Buuck decodes Dodie Bellamy's missives from beyond the grave; Michael Wutz maps the cultural coordinates of William Everdell's First Moderns; Hilmar Schmundt reconsiders the life and art of the first 'new journalist,' Egon Kisch; Linda Brigham gets outside Cary Wolfe's systems; Matthew Fuller considers the door as a media and as trauma, the data dandy, electronic solitude, World War Two as an extended traffic accident, and other touchstones compiled by ADILKNO in The Media Archive; Ursula Heise reads Arno Schmidt's science fiction.


ebr6 part one image+narrative

Charles Bernstein explores the ramifications of a literature that is not structurally challenged, but structurally challenging; Buzz Spector shines the expressiveness of Diderot's self-portrait on the role-playing embodied by contemporary authors' publicity photos..; Marta Werner uncages Emily Dickinson's fragments; Ron Sukenick watches the painter Bill Board take a line for a walk and discover the nature of writing; Steve Tomasula writes that every theory is a story, every story a theory embodied, which makes the image/text a story/theory whose time has come (again); Martina Linnemann places Ron Sukenick's form-breaking novel Out in its print-bound and online contexts; Matthew G. Kirschenbaum looks back to Dada and forward through post-alphabetic experiments to imagine a poetics of artificial intelligence; Maurice Rickard lets readers experience pages whose quality as semiotic objects is created in human memory and its technological analogs, the back button and the cache file; Ted Mandell reveals how our digital infancy has led web-oriented video makers to relive the origins of cinema; Raine Koskimaa examines how the visual structure of three hyperfictions informs their meanings.




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