Like a text whose every rewriting is a reinterpretation, the body changes each time its “naturalness” is re-articulated anew. This is the spiraling history traced by Steve Tomasula’s VAS, which depicts the body, according to Alex Link, as “the place where cultural work is naturalized, and where the natural is worked.”
Author: Alex Link
Alex Link teaches English at the Alberta College of Art + Design. He is the author of several articles. Those most relevant to this review include "Global War, Global Capital, and the Work of Art in William Gibson's Pattern Recognition" and "'The Capitol of Darknesse,'" both in Contemporary Literature; and "The Mysteries of Postmodernism, or, Fredric Jameson's Gothic Plots" in Gothic Studies.