(This list includes items referred to in the introductory essay as well as items referred to in the hypertext. Use the browser's Back button to return to the text.)

[1] Bernstein, Mark, "More than Legible,"

[2] Brand, Peter. The Cambridge History of Italian Literature. Cambridge University Press, 1999

[3] Fludernik, Monika. Towards a ‘Natural’ Narratology. London: Routledge, 1996.

[4] Ingarden, Roman. Cognition of the Literary Work of Art, translated by Ruth Ann Crowley and Kenneth R. Olson. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1973. Phenomenology of the act of reading.

[5] Iser, Wolfgang. The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1978. Reader-response theory.

[6] "Hypertext Hotel", [No longer available on line.]

[7] Jackson, Shelley. Patchwork Girl, Watertown, MA: Eastgate Systems, 1995.

[8] Jauss, Hans Robert. Aesthetic Experience and Literary Hermeneutics, translated by Michael Shaw. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982. The individual reader and social patterns of interpretation.

[9] Joyce, Michael. afternoon, a story. Watertown: Eastgate Systems, 1986-2011.

[10] Joyce, Michael. "Siren Shapes: Exploratory and Constructive Hypertexts." Academic Computing (November, 1988): 10+. Reprinted in The New Media Reader, edited by Noah Wardrip- Fruin and Nick ontfort, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.

[11] Kolb, David. The Critique of Pure Modernity: Hegel, Heidegger, and After. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

[12] Kolb, David. Socrates in the Labyrinth: Hypertext, Argument, Philosophy. Watertown, MA: Eastgate Systems, 1994.

[13] Kolb, David. “Hegelian Buddhist Hypertextual Media Inhabitation, or, Criticism in the Age of Electronic Immersion", Adrift in the Technological Matrix, Bucknell Review 46.2, Autumn 2002, 90-108. Online at

[14] Kolb, David."Twin Media: Hypertext Structure Under Pressure," Proceedings of the 2004 ACM Hypertext Conference. Online at

[15] Kolb, David. "The Revenge of the Page.”

[16] Kolb, David. Sprawling Places. University of Georgia Press, 2008. Also a book-length hypertext at

[17] Lyotard, Jean François. Lyotard, Jean-François. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.

[18] Mancing, Howard. 1981. Cide Hamete Benengeli vs. Miguel de Cervantes: The Metafictional Dialectic of Don Quijote, in Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 1.1-2 (1981): 63-81. Online at

[19] Moulthrop, Stuart. Victory Garden. Watertown: Eastgate Systems, 1986-2011.

[20] Moulthrop, Stuart. "Polymers, Paranoia, and the Rhetorics of Hypertext," Writing on the Edge, 1991. Reprinted on The New Media Reader CD, edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.

[21] Neumann, Birgit and Nünning, Ansgar.. "Metanarration and Metafiction", Paragraph 4. In: Hühn, Peter et al. (eds.): The Living Handbook of Narratology. Hamburg: Hamburg University Press, 2012. Online at, Last modified: 28 January 2012.

[22] Rettberg, Scott, Gillespie, William, Stratton, Dirk, Marquardt, Frank. The Unknown.

[23] Ricoeur, Paul. Time and Narrative, volume 3, translated by Kathleen Blarney and David Pellauer, University of Chicago press 1988. Abbreviated as TN3.

[24] Somadeva. Kathāsaritsāgara. (For a discussion of this Indian "ocean of stories", see [9] andāsaritsāgara. An English translation of the Kathāsaritsāgara in two volumes can be downloaded from

[25] van Buitenen, J. A. B. Tales of Ancient India, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1959. A collection of excerpts from [24] and another ancient Indian story compilation, with an introduction on the telling of multiple stories.

[26] Wolf, Werner. “Metareference across Media: The Concept, its Transmedial Potentials and Problems, Main Forms and Functions.” W. Wolf (ed) in collaboration with Katharina Bantleon and Jeff Thoss. Metareference across Media. Theory and Case Studies. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009, 1–85.