1. Site Introduction: "The Structure of Awakening": Walter Benjamin and Progressive Scholarship in New Media

2.Arcades: Walter Benjamin's The Arcades Project

3.Walter Benjamin's Notion of Gambling as "Presence of Mind"

4.The Sustained Threshold in Walter Benjamin's The Arcades Project

5.Charles Baudelaire's "A Une Passante" / "To A Passerby:

6.Translating Zero: Dostoevsky's "The Gambler"

7.Edgar Alan Poe's "The Man of the Crowd" and Illegibility

8.Interiority/Exteriority: Henry David Thoreau's "Walking"

9.The Wandering Type: Walt Whitman and the Flaneur Narrator

10.Transcending Reptition?: Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons

11.Passengers: John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer

12.Weather, Sickness, and Henry Miller's Tropic Novels

13.Baudrillard's Seduction and Walter Benjamin's Use of Gambling in The Arcades Project

14.Traces: Sophie Calle's and Jean Baudrillard's Suite venitienne. Please Follow Me.

15.Webs of Significance and DeLillo's The Body Artist

NOTE TO VISITORS: This page is part of a doctoral dissertation that is scheduled to be completed August 2005 at the University of South Carolina. Feel free to peruse, but keep in mind, much of the bibliographic infomation required of such a project is yet to be included. If you have any questions, suggestions, or problems concerning what you find here, feel free to contact me at You are also invited to leave a message for me and other visitors HERE. The Arcades Project Project or The Rhetoric of Hypertext, Copyright 2005: all rights reserved. This site was created and is maintained by H. Marcelle Crickenberger who holds all rights to all images and all material on this site not credited otherwise.