This issue's CoverWeb explores the use of hypertext fiction and
poetry, both as textual resources and as creative exercises in
- Cheryl Ball explores hypertext poetry by creating three interlinked poems;
- John F. Barber showcases three "cybernetic engines" which use creative technology
to promote the development of higher level writing skills;
- Lawrence J. Clark examines reader discomfiture with hypertext fiction and argues
that readers can indeed find some sort of aesthetic pleasure in
reading such works.;
- Sadie Cornell presents an Honors Mentorship Project which examines literary
hypertexts for their possible uses in English composition and
literature classes (with Mentor Donna Reiss);
- Michelle Rogge Gannon shares "what happens when a bunch of mostly non-English majors
publish a literary e-zine in a creative writing class";
- J.J. Runnion describes the design, assignments, and results of a course called
"HyperRhetoroids: The Rhetoric of Hypertext." In the course, students
read hypertext fiction and poetry, analyzed a variety of "texts,"
and created web-sites to show the results of their efforts.
Also included is a discussion of hypertext from CW99 online, featuring
the voices of Susan Elaine Antlitz, Collin Brooke, Nick Carbone,
Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Kathy Fitch, James A. Inman, Lennie Irvin,
Michelle Kendrick, Steve Krause, Ted Nellen, Albert Rouzie, Greg
Siering, Geoffrey Sirc, Greg Ulmer, and Anne F. Wysocki.