Patchwork Girl lecture 1 outline

Patchwork Girl lecture 1 outline - quotes and allusions...

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Patchwork Girl lecture 1 outline I. Cyborg texts: hypertext versus print book A. The strengths of a hypertext format 1. It makes it much easier to write and read in a new, nonlinear way 2. Possibly easier revisions B. Hypertext’s limits: 1. The problem of obsolescence 2. Requires equipment to use 3. Lengthy reading manual 4. Also a lengthy software license II. Why is hypertext such a good format for this particular text, Patchwork Girl ? A. Its heroine is composed entirely of body parts taken from other people. 1. Reworking the blazon 2. What the individual stories say about the opportunities and constraints for women in the early nineteenth century. Why the character Mary Shelley admires the Patchwork Girl she’s created. B. The book itself is a hybrid, hodge-podge text drawing heavily upon
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Unformatted text preview: quotes and allusions from other sources. Cf. VAS . 1. L. Frank Baum’s The Patchwork Girl of Oz. The rebellion of a servant who is supposed to be perfectly obedient. 2. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus. a. Significance of the change in title: why is Jackson’s book now focusing on “A Modern Monster”? b. Analyzing the new author lines c. The relation between the Patchwork Girl and the character Mary Shelley in PG III. Which image from Patchwork Girl best describes your experience of reading the book? 1. From the physical shape of the book to the non-groundedness of hypertext 2. A tribute to Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto”...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course ENG 285 taught by Professor Vanderborg during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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