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Resources for J. Yellowlees Douglas' "I Have Said Nothing"


Douglas, J. Yellowlees. "I Have Said Nothing." Eastgate Quarterly Review of Hypertext (1993) : 1.2. Removable Disk.

–––. "I Have Said Nothing." Postmodern American Fiction. Ed. Paula Geyh, Fred G. Leeborn, and Andrew Levy. NY, NY: W.W. Norton, 1997.

Critical Works

Douglas, J. Yellowlees. “'But When Do I Stop?'" Closure and Indeterminacy in Interactive Narratives.” Hyper/Text/Theory. Ed. George Landow. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994:159-188.

–––.  The End of Books or Books Without End. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

–––. "Playing the Numbers: M. D. Coverley's Fibonacci's Daughter." ACM SIGWEB Newsletter 9 (1) 38-41. February 2000. Republished at Word Circuits, 2000.

​Douglas, J. Yellowlees and Andrew Hargadon. "The Pleasure Principle: Immersion, Engagement, Flow." ACM Hypertext 2000. 153-160.

---. "The Pleasures of Immersion and Engagement: Schemas, Scripts, and the Fifth Business.” First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game. Ed. Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Pat Harrigan. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004. 

Douglas, J. Yellowlees. The Readers Brain. How Neuroscience Can Make You a Better Writer. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

–––.  “The Three Paradoxes of Hypertext: How Theories of Textuality Shape Interface Design.” The Emerging CyberCulture: Literacy, Paradigm, and Paradox. Ed. Stephanie B. Gibson and Ollie Oviedo, eds. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2000.

–––. "Understanding the Act of Reading: The WOE Beginners' Guide to Dissection." Writing on the Edge (1991) : 2.2. 112-125.

Critical Works about Douglas' "I Have Said Nothing"

Ensslin, Astrid. Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions. NY, NY, Continuum Press, 2007.

Grassian, Daniel. Hybrid Fictions: American Literature and Generation X. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2003.

Miranda, Juan. “Death, and Again: A Critical Analysis of J. Yellowlees Douglas’ 'I Have Said Nothing.'" 24 Feb. 2015. Blog Post.

Moulthrop, Stuart. “Traveling in the Breakdown Lane: A Principle of Resistance for Hypertext.” Mosaic 28, 4 (1995): 55–77. To read the article for free a JSTOR go here.

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