Haunted House—An Interview with Mark Z. Danielewski

  title={Haunted House—An Interview with Mark Z. Danielewski},
  author={Larry Mccaffery and Sinda Gregory},
  journal={Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction},
  pages={135 - 99}
Abstract Remember those dire, premillennial pronouncements about the alarming marginalization of reading and writing in our increasingly visually oriented, digitalized Internet era? Or the claims that the ascendancy of visual media—most notably cinema but also television, video, and photography—had eclipsed the novel as our culture's preeminent means for modeling and interpreting contemporary experience? Or the related insistence that the Internet, hypertext, and other new forms of electronic… 

The War That Never Happened

This article examines Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves (2000), a gothic novel that augments its postmodernist credentials by preemptively imagining and representing the theoretical gaze that

Documenting the (Un)official Kevin Carter Narrative: Encyclopedism, Irrealism, and Intimization in House of Leaves

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Mark Z. Danielewski extends his critique of reliability – to the “destabilization” of “center” and “origin” and “totality” that Derrida famously exposes in “Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse

The A-Mazing House: The Labyrinth as Theme and Form in Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

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In Mark Danielewski’s experimental novel House of Leaves (2000), space is a crucial concern. Yet, as this paper will argue, space seems less to do with geographical, political, or socio-cultural

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Understanding Interactive Fictions as a Continuum: Reciprocity in Experimental Writing, Hypertext Fiction, and Video Games.

This thesis examines key examples of materially experimental writing (B.S. Johnson?s The Unfortunates, Marc Saporta?s Composition No. 1, and Julio Cort�zar?s Hopscotch), hypertext fiction (Geoff

What's beneath the Floorboards: Three Competing Metavoices in the Footnotes of Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

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The house of dead ends. Myths, labyrinths and interconnectedness in M. Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

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“There's Nothing So Black as the Inferno of the Human Mind”: Infernal Phenomenal Reference and Trauma in Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

The archetypal descent into hell can provide a paradigm for the representation of trauma, which is often theorized as being unrepresentable. Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves (2000) models the