"A galaxy of signifiers”: David Clark’s "88 Constellations" for Wittgenstein as a Paradigm of the Barthesian Writerly/Plural Text

Wojciech Drąg


This article argues that David Clark’s digital biography 88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (to be played with the Left Hand) (2008) meets all the criteria of a writerly/plural text as defined by Roland Barthes in S/Z (1970). The discussion focuses on the interactive and reversible structure of Clark’s work, as well as on the plurality and hybridity of its components. The experimental form of Wittgenstein’s biography is examined as an attempt to capture the elusiveness and the contradictions of its subject.


electronic literature; digital biography; writerly text; hybridity; experimental life-writing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2020.44.2.113-122
Data publikacji: 2020-07-14 13:48:38
Data złożenia artykułu: 2020-02-12 08:55:13


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