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Literary Texts
Borges, Jorge Luis. Ficciones. Edited and with an introduction by Anthony Kerrigan. New York: Grove Press, 1962.

Cortázar, Julio. Hopscotch. Edited by Marcela Breton. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. London: Harvill Press, 1998 [1963].

Danielewski, Mark Z. House of Leaves. With introduction and notes by Johnny Truant. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000.

Dante, Alighieri. The Divine Comedy. Translated by John Ciardi. New York: Modern Library, 1996.

Hoffmann, E. T. A. The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr. Edited by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Translated and annotated by Anthea Bell; with an introduction by Jeremy Adler. London: Penguin, 1999.

Joyce, James. Finnegans Wake. New York, Viking Press, 1966 [1939]. (Excerpts)

Joyce, James. Ulysees. Edited with an introduction by Jeri Johnson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993 [1922]. (Excerpts)

Lightman, Alan. Einstein’s Dreams. New York: Warner, 1993, pp. 8-22, 38-42, 61-65, 75-84.

Nabokov, Vladimir. Pale Fire. New York: Putnam, 1962.

Paviç, Milorad, et al. Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words. Translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Christina Pribiçeviç-Zoriç. New York: Knopf, 1988.

Perec, Georges. 53 Days. Edited by Harry Mathews and Jacques Roubaud, and translated from the French by David Bellos. Jaffrey, NH: David R. Godine, 2000.

Perec, Georges. Life - A User’s Manual. Translated by David Bellos. Boston: D. R. Godine, 1987.

Queneau, Raymond. Cent Mille Milliard De Poems. Paris: Gallimard, 1961.

Queneau, Raymond. Exercises in Style. Translated by Barbara Wright. New York: New Directions, 1981.

Schmidt, Arno. Zettels Traum. Frankfurt/M.: S. Fischer, 2002.

Hypertext Fiction
Douglas, J. Yellowlees. "I Have Said Nothing." Eastgate Quarterly Review of Hypertext 1, no. 2.


Greco, Diane. Cyborg. Engineering the Body Electric. Eastgate Systems, Inc.

Jackson, Shelley. Patchwork Girl. Eastgate Systems, Inc.

Joyce, Michael. Afternoon, a Story. Eastgate Systems, Inc.

Moulthrop, Stuart. Victory Garden. Eastgate Systems, Inc.

Strickland, Stephanie. True North. Eastgate Systems, Inc.


Films / Videos / Interactive Movies / Projects
Berlin: Symphony of the City. Directed and Edited by Walter Ruttmann. Produced by Karl Freund. Germany: Fox-Europa, 1927.

Berliner sehen. A Hypermedia Documentary for German Studies, demonstrated by Ellen Crocker and Kurt Fendt. 22 January 1999.

Dante’s Inferno. Directed by Peter Greenaway. 1993.

A La Rencontre de Philippe. By Gilberte Furstenberg with Stuart A. Malon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

Groundhog Day. Directed by Harold Ramis. Story and Screenplay by Danny Rubin. 1993.

Man with a Movie Camera. Directed By Dziga Vertov. Edited by Elisaveta Svilova. 1929.

Memento. Directed by Christopher Nolan. 2000.

No Recuerdo. An interactive narrative documentary by Douglas Morgenstern.

Prosperos' Books. Directed by Peter Greenaway. 1991.

Recordings of Douglas Engelbart, Ted Nelson, and Tim Berners-Lee.

Sliding Doors. Directed and written by Peter Howitt. 1998.

Audio Works
Fontana, Bill. Cologne-Kyoto Sound-Bridge. 1993.

Ruttmann, Walter. Remixes. 1998.

Ruttmann, Walter. Weekend. 1992.

Wühr, Paul. Soundseeing Munich. 1987.

Theoretical Texts on Narrative and Interactivity
Barthes, Roland. "The Death of the Author." In Image, Music, Text. New York: Hill and Wang, 1988, pp. 142-148.

Bush, Vannevar. "As We May Think." The Atlantic Monthly 176, 1 (July 1945): 101-108.

Eco, Umberto. "Intentio Lectoris." In The Limits of Interpretation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990, pp. 44-63.

Goldenberg, Robert. "Talmud." In Back to the Sources. Edited by Barry W. Holtz. Reading the classic Jewish texts. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984, pp. 129-151.

Iser, Wolfgang. "The Reading Process." In The Implied Reader. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974, pp. 274-294. 

Iser, Wolfgang. "Interaction between Text and Reader." In Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989, pp. 31-41.

Jenkins, Henry. "Game Design as Narrative Architecture." In First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game. Edited by Pat Harrington and Noah Wardrip-Fruin. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.

Landow, George P. Hypertext 2.0: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Manovich, Lev. "Database." In The Language of New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002, pp. 213-243.

Murray, Janet. Hamlet on the Holodeck. New York: Free Press, 1997.

Nelson, Ted. Literary Machines. Sausalito, CA: Mindful Press, 1993.

Poulet, Georges. "Phenomenology of Reading" (1969). In The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Edited by Vincent B. Leitch et al. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001, pp. 1317-1333.

Schiller, Friedrich. On the Aesthetic Education of Man, in a Series of Letters. Edited and translated by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson and L. A. Willoughby. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967, letters 14 and 15.

Weizenbaum, Joseph. "Contextual Understanding by Computers", Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery 8 (1967).

Weizenbaum, Joseph. "ELIZA – A Computer Program for the Study of Natural Language Communication Between Man and Machine." Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery 9 (1966).




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