Identity in Hypertext

Patrick Nagle, English 65, The Cyborg Self, Brown University (Fall 2006)

George P. Landow, in Hypertext 3.0, discussing Michael DiBianco's ideas on the way hypertext structures identity:

Michael DiBianco points out, for example, that Patchwork Girl "addresses the issue of identity as it is inextricably linked to the author/subject relationship," particularly in relation to the narrator, who appears "as much a jumbled collection of disparate parts as her monster," something apparent in the way "Jackson continually incorporates different personas, different voices, at all levels of the text. There is a sense of unceasingly assuming new identities, trying them on briefly, then letting the hypertextual structure of the fiction erase them, only to be subsequently replaced by new identities." ("Comments") (241)


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