Hypertext and the Canon

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I’m not really much of a canon thinker.

I’ve moved back to Astrid Ensslin’s Canonizing Hypertext after somewhat of a hiatus and a few moments of time to get back the subject. In any event, Ensslin has supplied the reader with a few criteria by which to judge readings, one of them being afternoon, in the first couple of chapters as she carefully but typically moved through definitions and context. I’ll get to the criteria in a subsequent injection. An interesting note is this and I hope I can develop: much of the language, such the rhizome metaphor, happens with lots of frequency. I wonder if this is necessary, cliched, or something to come back to and challenge.

The metaphor’s have been difficult. Do they have to be?


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