Bibliography   » Scholarly Writings

Scholarly writings that discuss Agrippa or its creators, together with selected works addressing the larger contexts in which Agrippa is significant—for example, the transition from the codex book to new media, the nature of digital literature, cyberpunk literature, and so on. (To let The Agrippa Files know about other scholarly writings that touch upon Agrippa, please contact the editors.)

Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. “Ashbaugh and Gibson’s Agrippa: A Description of the Book Based Upon My Examination of the NYPL Copy.”

MGK (Matthew G. Kirschenbaum’s blog). 4 June 2004. Retrieved 26 Sept. 2005. http://www.otal.umd.edu/~mgk/blog/archives/000804.html

Kirschenbaum, whose introduction to his Mechanisms: New Media and the New Textuality (under contract to MIT Press, scheduled publication Fall 2006) discusses Agrippa and its early reception, provides a bibliographical description of the the copy held by the New York Public Library. (more…)

Center for Book Arts. Physical Description of Agrippa (a book of the dead).

Center for Book Arts. 1993. Retrieved 26 Sept. 2005. http://www.centerforbookarts.org/archive/workdetail.asp?workID=747

Brief bibliographical description of Agrippa concentrating on the physical artifact; created for the Center for Book Arts’s exhibition of Agrippa, NYC, 24 April-19 June, 1993. (more…)

Aarseth, Espen. “Nonlinearity and Literary Theory.”

Hyper/Text/Theory. Ed. George Landow. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

This article considers the influence that nonlinear texts might exert over more traditional literary analysis. (more…)

Aarseth, Espen J. Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature.

Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

This book explores the concept of interactive and dynamic texts as it manifests in a variety of digital works. (more…)

Dery, Mark (Ed.). “Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyberculture.”

South Atlantic Quarterly Fall 1993.
Flame Wars: the Discourse of Cyberculture. Ed. Mark Dery. Durham: Duke UP, 1994

This special issue of the SAQ features fourteen different articles on the subject of cybertexts and cybercultures. Later published in book form by Duke University Press.
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Wright, E.M and Hardy, G.H. An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1938.

Chapter five, “Congruences and Residues,” provides an explanation and summary of Euler’s fuction, the mathematical basis for programming the code of Agrippa. (more…)

Princenthal, Nancy. “Artist’s Book Beat.”

The Print Collector’s Newsletter 23, no. 2 (May-June 1992).

Article offers a thorough description of Agrippa and locates the object in the context of other experimental, electronic texts. (more…)

Walther, Bo Kampmann. “Digital Aesthetics: A Systematic Approach.”

Keynote address. Digital Aesthetics Conference: Theoretical and Empirical Challenges. Nyborg Strand, Denmark. 29 April-2 May 2003. Retrieved 4 Dec. 2005. http://www.sdu.dk/Hum/bkw/Digital%20Aesthetics.Nyborg_
Strand_05-03-BKW.pdf

Keynote address at the conference of Digital Aesthetics, 2003, featuring commentary on Agrippa. (more…)

Sponsler, Claire. “William Gibson and the Death of Cyberpunk.”

Modes of the Fantastic : Selected Essays from the Twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Ed. Robert A. Latham and Robert A. Collins. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1995.

This essay considers William Gibson’s sprawl trilogy in the context of postmodern discourse. (more…)

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