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Poetry and Hypertext: The Sense of a Limit

Author(s): Fernando Aseginolaza
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: poetry; hypertext; site; genre

Summary/Abstract: When we browse the different and multifarious sites that deal with literary contents in the Web, and specially when we read hypertextual theory, there seems to be an amazing disproportion between the attention paid to hyperfictions and to what we could call, in general terms, hyperpoetry. It looks as if the electronic textuality were a more suitable or appealing medium for narrative than for lyric texts. Of course there are plenty of poems posted on the Web, but just a small part of them are explicitly intended for the new medium so that they may profit from the fresh possibilities offered. Anyway we could also be suspicious about the relevance of this sort of contentions and wonder whether we are not simply importing into a new frame a conceptual template that is strange to it. So when a supposed disparity in respect to the presence of these genres (literary genres, after all) is alleged, perhaps we are just in front of the misconception of the categories due to the new electronic environment. And certainly the prefix hyper- is not necessarily a warrant of proper theorizing.

  • Issue Year: 2000
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 58-70
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian