Reading Subrin's Swallow

by Jacqueline Goss 
Massachusetts College of Art 



Reading Subrin's Swallow is a hypertext essay about an experimental videotape which was made by Elisabeth Subrin in 1995. Swallow tells the story of a girl growing up in the wake of radical feminism in the United States. This videotape also investigates how anorexia and depression reveal themselves through an inability to use language 'properly'.

Similarly, I found it difficult to write about Swallow and struggled to find a form that would accommodate many readings of the videotape. What follows is one solution.

Editor's Note: This webtext's artistic use of frames necessitates that it will open in an alternative window to avoid nesting problems.

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About the Author
Jacqueline Goss is an associate professor in the Media and Performing Arts Department at Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently working on a website about the idea of Helen Keller and assistive technologies for the blind and/or deaf. 



Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments.
Vol. 3.1 Spring 1998