Jenny Sunden’s ‘What if Frankenstein(‘s Monster) was a Girl? Reproduction and Subjectivity in the Digital Age’

in Smelik A. and Lykke N. (2008) ‘Bits of Life: Feminism at the Intersections of Media, Bioscience and Technology’, University of Washington Press

Jenny Sunden analyses Patchwork Girl (1995) in a structured text which begins with questions about endings, moves to the body of stories and ends with questions about the beginnings of narratives. She looks at the acts of writing and reading in hyperfiction and how these acts link to reproduction of both bodies and stories. Sunden’s account of Shelley Jackson‘s work further explores the relationship between women and machines and ask questions about authenticity, fragmentation and reproductive anxiety.

See also

N. Katherine Hayles (2000) ‘Flickering Connectivities in Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis’, [online] http://pmc.iath.virginia.edu/text-only/issue.100/10.2hayles.txt

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s