Tag: Shelley Jackson

Gender Perceptions in “My Body”

Shelley Jackson’s My Body — A Wunderkammer is ripe with ideas relating to gender and identity.  She addresses various aspects of femininity/masculinity in a manner which calls our attention to gender binaries. The work ultimately challenges and subverts these binaries, I think — celebrating the body for its flaws and deficiencies as well as its strengths and beauties.   The text,…

Shelley Jackson’s “my body – a Wunderkammer” and Posthumanism

I know that pkeily already posted on this work (because it’s just that awesome), so I’m going to add to it in the form of an analysis.  As the previous poster explained, Shelley Jackson’s “my body – a Wunderkammer” is a hypertext work that essentially tells a coming-of-age short story, specifically about the development of the female body.  The work…

Shelley Jackson’s “my body – a Wunderkammer”

Like others who have already posted I have little experience with Electronic Literature, so I picked a work from the Electronic Literature Collection (Volume 1).  The stark black and white woodcut icon for Shelley Jackson’s my body – a Wunderkammer appealed to me aesthetically, so I decided to explore her work. The title page of Jackson’s works contains links to the…

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