K A I R O SA Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments
kairos home
Table of Contents*Cover Web
*Logging On
ISSN 1521-2300
Sponsored By: The Alliance for computers and WritingCall for Hypertexts

  Cover Web

This issue's CoverWeb explores the use of hypertext fiction and poetry, both as textual resources and as creative exercises in the classroom:

  • 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.

CoverWeb: Hypertext Fiction and Poetry