WATE cover image

Reviewed by
Douglas Eyman

Bodily Writing

Anne Pycha

      Pycha's "Bodily Writings" has fewer links than some of the other texts, but the metaphor of the body works nicely in the hypertext medium--different nodes of lexia are identified with differing body parts; the lexia themselves consider how those body parts are used in fiction and criticism. Landow describes this text as a "hypertext collage of theories of female writing and writing the body. . . interwoven with literary works. . . and the author's own observations," while the author herself explains that "the information contained in this hypertext corpus attempts to show some of the ways that the body has been used and described in literature." I was particularly struck by the lexia which quoted Irigaray explaining the notion of plural sexuality: in a sense, this hypertext enacted in its "body" the same kind plurality that Irigaray describes; plural sexuality thus becomes plural textuality.

  • Food for Thought
    Jane Park

  • An Evening at Roy's
    Roy Perlis

  • Bodily Writing
    Anne Pycha

  • The Hero's Face
    Joshua Rappaport

  • Rhizome
    Maggie Skodon

  • Freud Web
    David B. Stevenson

  • LBJ
    Timothy Taylor

  • Adam's Bookstore
    Adam Wenger

  • Contact the Reviewer!