1) Carolina Carazo and Manuel Jimenez have noted that if Frankenstein is "the epitome of the exacerbated Romantic expression of the [solipsistic, Promethean] self," Patchwork Girl
originates from a postmodern consciousness where identity is viewed as "the fragmentary, the composite, and the hybrid" (122).
English and other scholars from North America and the UK discuss The Stuff of Legend; oThe Steadfast Tin Soldiero by Hans Christian Andersen; The Indian in the Cupboard; the horror film Dolls; the world of Oz, particularly in The Patchwork Girl
of Oz; Toy Story and Wreck-It Ralph; the picture book Paddle-to-the-Sea; the film Small Soldiers; The Lonely Doll picture book series; The Velveteen Rabbit; and literary goodbyes between children and toys.
Using the idea of narrative choice to disrupt our experience of linear chronology reminds us not only of the earliest hypertext fictions (such as Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl
) but also of the playful design of the postwar Latin American novel, especially Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch (1963).
However, so little mention is made of Oz or of Scrap (The Patchwork Girl
of Oz) that I was left wondering why this essay was included in the book.
alludes to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and plays with the metaphor of fragments of text and the body fragments of Frankenstein's monster.
Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl
is not simply a new recreation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in hypertext format; it also tries to develop some of the implications in the original text from the paradigms of contemporary science and criticism.
For example, in Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl
, a contemporary, feminist telling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the reader confronts an image of the nude female body.
Dock-teater Filur's The Patchwork Girl
and the Tramp takes its cue from L.
The Patchwork Girl
of Oz - Final Chapter,'' Miles Memorial Playhouse, through Dec.
Baum was much plagued by his publishers and admirers to produce sequels, and he wrote a number of them: The New Wizard of Oz (1903), Ozma of Oz (1907), Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (1908), The Road to Oz (1909), The Emerald City of Oz (1910), and The Patchwork Girl
of Oz (1913).
The Specter of Orality in Frankenstein and Patchwork Girl
SAY 'OZ': As part of Saturday's Countywide Arts Open House, Louise Reichlin & Dancers will perform ``The Patchwork Girl
of Oz'' Saturday morning at California State University, Northridge's Performing Arts Center.