Text topic: Digital Media Technologies
Text author: Владислава Гордић Петковић
Tense but fruitful relationship between literature and technology springs from the impression of writers and literary scholars that their activities are irreconcilably different. However, literature and science are not the worlds apart, since many critics nowadays resort to explaining narrative experiments and revolutionary representational practices in literature as attempts to come to terms with the theories of Einstein or Heisenberg. The paper examines revolutionary changes brought by digital technologies into the realm of reading, writing and textual interpretation, with the introduction of hypertext. The application of informational technology in reading, writing and teaching literature is impossible without understanding the theory and practice of hypertext. The Internet as a research tool in teaching literature and literary studies in general changes the book, since it ceases to exist only as a printed text and part of the literary canon, and turns into a hypertext which offers new strategies of research, elaborated in the paper.