Where are we at all? And whenabouts in the name of space?

Author(s)

Tofts, Darren

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Abstract

When Dante entered the abject world of hell, it was Virgil, a classical poet who accompanied him and explained its mysteries. In a similar retro gesture, it is James Joyce, as opposed to William Gibson or R.U. Sirius, whom I adopt as my guide to cyberspace. Part of Virgil's appeal for Dante was ancestral, for he had previously taken a journey into the underworld in The Aeneid. As we continue to forge a brave new electronic frontier that goes by the name of cyberspace, Joyce seems a most appropriate guide. He too has been there before, and Finnegans Wake is my Aeneid, since it embodies the convergence of paperspace and cyberspace. [Introduction]

Publication year

1995

Publication type

Journal article

Source

Hypermedia Joyce studies, Vol. 1, no. 1 (Autumn 1995)

ISSN

1801-1020

Publisher

Charles University

Copyright

Copyright © 1995 Darren Tofts. The published version is reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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