Each of the sources below expands the notion of “intertextuality” that occurs within a hypertextual environment.
- Deleuze, Gilles and Félix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1987. 3, 4. Print. Deleuze and Guattari suggest “literature is an assemblage” of “lines and measurable speeds.” Reading becomes a rhizome of “lines of flight” between texts (3, 4).
- Rasula, Jed. This Compost: Ecological Imperatives in American Poetry. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2002. Print. In This Compost Jed Rasula sees the act of reading and writing (wreading) as a process of composting language, text, and ideas intra- and intertextuality become not a rhizome but a rhizosphere: a fecund decomposition.
- Rueckert, William. “Literature and Ecology: An Experiment in Ecocriticism.” The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology. Ed. Cheryll Glotfelty and Harold Fromm. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1996. 108, 110, 111. Print. William Rueckert draws on yet another ecological principle in order to describe what happens when a community of people explore a community of texts: energy. He sees a text, namely a poem, as “stored energy.” The class becomes an “interactive field” where the “energy flow . . . is along many energy pathways from poem to person, from person to person. The process is triangulated, quadranglated, multiangulated.” He continues, “The greatest teachers (the best ecologists of the classroom) are those who can generate and release the greatest amount of collective creative energy" (108, 110, 111).