Noortje Kessels | De interventie van cyberpoëtica: Een analyse van Verhelsts roman Zwerm en Andrews’ digitale “Spas Text”

Written by on June 16th, 2014 // Filed under 21.1 Cyberpoetics

Abstract

This article examines the intervening qualities of Peter Verhelst’s novel Zwerm and Jim Andrews’ digital text “Spas Text.” ‘Intervention’ is a relatively new concept which is mainly applicable to digital literature. In this article, intervention is linked to Deleuze & Guattari’s concepts of ‘territorializing’ and ‘deterritorializing.’ Comparing Zwerm to “Spas Text,” a digital text that changes when the reader moves his/her mouse over it, this article shows how these fragmentary texts relate to each other and to the theory of intervention.

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