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ebr6 image + narrative, part one fall 97
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    "We hope to explore through literature a transition already evident in the culture at large, where technology has enabled narratives of all types to undergo transformation by the image."
    >---from the introduction


ebr6 guest editors:
Steve Tomasula and Anne Burdick


ebr6 image+narrative part one

An Mosaic for Convergence
Charles Bernstein
explores the ramifications of a literature that is not structurally challenged, but structurally challenging.

programming: Dante Piombino
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The Position of the Author

Buzz Spector shines the expressiveness of Diderot's self-portrait on the role-playing embodied by contemporary authors' publicity photos..

online interpretation: José Allard and Corinne Read
programming: Dante Piombino
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The Flights of A821
Dearchiving the Proceedings of a Birdsong
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.

Ways of Seeing/Ways of Being
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).

design: Hwee-Min Loi with Adam King and Jennifer Staggs

Out is In, Off the Page/
Now Online-Cool
Martina Linnemann
places Ron Sukenick's form-breaking novel Out in its print-bound and online contexts.

Machine Visions:
Towards a Poetics of Artificial Intelligence
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
looks back to Dada and forward through post-alphabetic experiments to imagine a poetics of artificial intelligence.

design: Michael Worthington
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A Digital Performance
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.

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Circling the Circular Narrative
Ted Mandell
reveals how our digital infancy has led web-oriented video makers to relive the origins of cinema.

Visual Structuring of Hyperfiction Narratives
Raine Koskimaa
examines how the visual structure of three hyperfictions informs their meanings.


ebr6 reVIEWs on image+narrative

Michelle Grabner reviews Roger Sabin's Adult Comics and Comics, Comix & Graphic Novel; Michael Barrett juxtaposes conferences of the anti-academy academy and the ultra-academy academy; Alex Shakar on Neon Lit's graphic staging of Paul Auster"s City of Glass; Audrey Niffenegger reviews Chris Ware's Book of Jokes; Kymberly Taylor exercises the Norton Poetry Workshop CD-ROM




of general interest



Paper Myths
Veljko Damjanovic
's homage to Hugo Pratt


ebr cluster electrophilosophy

Natural Technologies in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Nick Pappas
reflects on Dracula in many media.

Sexy Things
Anna Camaiti-Hostert
on Mario Perniola and the sex appeal of the inorganic.

Toward a Phenomenology of the Internet
Christopher Lord
on media falsifications


ebr reVIEWs of general interest

Joel Felix listens in at Postmodern Culture; Kassandra Fleischer considers what it's like to write like an (emeritus) woman; Phil Leggiere on Richard Kostelanetz's Million Word March; Lisa Orr on cultural studies; Christine Bucher on ecocriticism; Peter O'Leary on Strick: Song of the Andoumboulou 16-25

ebr7 part two image+narrative

J. Hillis Miller looks at the "multimedia" Victorian novel, embodied in ink, paper, cardboard, and glue; Loss Pequeño Glazier lets the text and its graphical representation wrestle over meaning; Raymond Federman's "Eating Books" give new (and literal) meaning to form and content; Carolyn Guertin allows the visual to take precedence over the verbal and the 'logic' of the Imaginary to guide readers through Brosard's feminine labyrinths; Walter Pamminger looks within/between the pictures that allow comics a kind of hypertextuality unavailable in cinema and other forms of literature. Roger Sabin compares comics on the web to the pleasures of reading printed comics and finds they are apples and oranges; H. Kassia Fleisher finds more than coincidence between plot-writing software, reader expectation and the knee-jerk of traditional story, reads that are good rides, stories that like phalluses must go up, literary production, Joan Collins's trial over her first novel, the ebb and flow of pleasure and gratification, hypertexual vertigo, and Disney's corporate city, Celebration; Janet Murray outlines why authors writing for emerging electronic media will usher in new modes of narration; Matthew Roberson revisits some of the original textual performances of theories about narrative, discourse, and the cultures they inhabit/construct; Jackie Goss on Elizabeth Subrin's "Swallow," an art documentary made with a Fisher-Price toy video-camera by a thirteen-year-old lesbian; Stephen Farrell considers spun grammars: the interweave of narrative and its graphic representation; 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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