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Consider David Foster Wallace
by David Hering
June 8, 2017 - June 10, 2017

Done

Hering, D. (2015). Consider David Foster Wallace. Sideshow Media Group.


Sideshow Media Group, 2015. 244 pages.

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p.206
reifying »
make (something abstract) more concrete or real
p.184
censorious »
(adjective) marked by or given to censure; seve...
p.183
abysm »
(noun) abyss
p.182
syncopated »
(adjective) cut short; abbreviated / (adjective...
p.181
connubial »
(adjective) of or relating to the married state...
p.216
Octet and Martha Nussbaum
X works for General Motors. All day long he per...
p.193
the purpose of journalism
journalism can lead to a moment of real human c...
p.180
there can be no maternal reassurance
[...] What's so terrifying about the narrator's...
p.161
slathered with Vaseline
The second example is footnote 119, a brief com...
p.145
call for a two-way conversation
In a pithy formulation, Steven Connor has quipp...

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Editor's Preface

from an event at the University of Liverpool, July 29-30 2009. starts with "and but so"

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Editor's Preface

from an event at the University of Liverpool, July 29-30 2009. starts with "and but so"

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Introduction: Consider David Foster Wallace

on why DFW is special and how we need to get him taught in more classrooms

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Introduction: Consider David Foster Wallace

on why DFW is special and how we need to get him taught in more classrooms

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A Blasted Region: David Foster Wallace's Man-made Landscapes

the GOD in Broom and Great Concavity in IJ

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49

David Foster Wallace: Westward with Fredric Jameson
Connie Luther (missing author)

on Westward, and the motivation behind it, and how it fits in with Fredric Jameson's conception of postmodernity

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David Foster Wallace: Westward with Fredric Jameson
Connie Luther (missing author)

on Westward, and the motivation behind it, and how it fits in with Fredric Jameson's conception of postmodernity

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Consider Berkeley & Co.: Reading "Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way"

George Berkeley's poetry and how it relates to Westward

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75

The Ideal Athlete: John Wayne in Infinite Jest

about John Wayne as a representative of all Canadians? idk, very far-fetched imo

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The Ideal Athlete: John Wayne in Infinite Jest

about John Wayne as a representative of all Canadians? idk, very far-fetched imo

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89

Infinite Jest: Triangles, Cycles, Choices & Chases

Sierpinski gaskets, geographical triangles (in Boston), and other things in IJ. thought this was very silly

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Infinite Jest: Triangles, Cycles, Choices & Chases

Sierpinski gaskets, geographical triangles (in Boston), and other things in IJ. thought this was very silly

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101

"Yet Another Example of the Porousness of Certain Borders": Chaos and Realism in Infinite Jest
Kiki Benzon (missing author)

pretty much what you'd expect from the title. i don't really know what the overall goal was but i think there were some interesting points

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"Yet Another Example of the Porousness of Certain Borders": Chaos and Realism in Infinite Jest
Kiki Benzon (missing author)

pretty much what you'd expect from the title. i don't really know what the overall goal was but i think there were some interesting points

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113

"Impervious to U.S. Parsing": Encyclopedism, Autism, and Infinite Jest
Matt Tresco (missing author)

idk, have to re-read

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113

"Impervious to U.S. Parsing": Encyclopedism, Autism, and Infinite Jest
Matt Tresco (missing author)

idk, have to re-read

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123

Infinite Jests: David Foster Wallace & Laurence Sterne
Christopher Thomas (missing author)

the historical connection between IJ and Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy. never heard of it and i wasn't really convinced by his argument

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Infinite Jests: David Foster Wallace & Laurence Sterne
Christopher Thomas (missing author)

the historical connection between IJ and Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy. never heard of it and i wasn't really convinced by his argument

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131

David Foster Wallace and the New Sincerity in American Fiction

examining the idea that DFW is a vanguard in this post-postmodernism wave of authorial sincerity, through the lens of Lionel Trilling's 1972 book Sincerity and Authenticity, where sincerity has to do with inter-personal communication and authenticity simply means being true to the self. sincerity is dialogic in the sense that it requires the reader to participate. great essay

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131

David Foster Wallace and the New Sincerity in American Fiction

examining the idea that DFW is a vanguard in this post-postmodernism wave of authorial sincerity, through the lens of Lionel Trilling's 1972 book Sincerity and Authenticity, where sincerity has to do with inter-personal communication and authenticity simply means being true to the self. sincerity is dialogic in the sense that it requires the reader to participate. great essay

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"Quote unquote love... a type of scotopia": David Foster Wallace's Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Christoforos Diakoulakis (missing author)

a reading of story 20 (section 614). about how the narrator identifies with the rapist in a disturbing way. mentions Derrida's thoughts on love. kinda interesting but i'm not sure what I took away from this

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"Quote unquote love... a type of scotopia": David Foster Wallace's Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Christoforos Diakoulakis (missing author)

a reading of story 20 (section 614). about how the narrator identifies with the rapist in a disturbing way. mentions Derrida's thoughts on love. kinda interesting but i'm not sure what I took away from this

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"That is Not Wholly True" Notes on Annotation in David Foster Wallace's Shorter Fiction (and Non-Fiction)
Iannis Goerlandt (missing author)

on his footnotes. pretty interesting given the limited nature of the topic. the title refers to section 594, when the green hedges are mentioned as being unlike anything else on Earth (Jeffrey Severs' reading takes it to mean that it's like money). on the footnotes in Supposedly continuing the theme of waste management, and annotation to incur reader annoyance in Depressed Person (as a form of critique), and how footnote usage decreases in Oblivion compared to BI (with Good Old Neon's single footnote being a notable counterexample).

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156

"That is Not Wholly True" Notes on Annotation in David Foster Wallace's Shorter Fiction (and Non-Fiction)
Iannis Goerlandt (missing author)

on his footnotes. pretty interesting given the limited nature of the topic. the title refers to section 594, when the green hedges are mentioned as being unlike anything else on Earth (Jeffrey Severs' reading takes it to mean that it's like money). on the footnotes in Supposedly continuing the theme of waste management, and annotation to incur reader annoyance in Depressed Person (as a form of critique), and how footnote usage decreases in Oblivion compared to BI (with Good Old Neon's single footnote being a notable counterexample).

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Representations of Trauma in David Foster Wallace's Oblivion
Thomas Tracey (missing author)

Smithy, Oblivion, Suffering

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Representations of Trauma in David Foster Wallace's Oblivion
Thomas Tracey (missing author)

Smithy, Oblivion, Suffering

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187

Seething Static: Notes on Wallace and Journalism

about his tendency to make stuff up (see, esp, Big Red Son) and how his journalism fits into the wider narrative of the New Journalism. also what The Suffering Channel says about how he saw himself

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Seething Static: Notes on Wallace and Journalism

about his tendency to make stuff up (see, esp, Big Red Son) and how his journalism fits into the wider narrative of the New Journalism. also what The Suffering Channel says about how he saw himself

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Don't Compare, Identify: David Foster Wallace on John McCain
Paul Jenner (missing author)

DFW saying that his pieces in Lobster are about ideology + how that works in his McCain piece

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Don't Compare, Identify: David Foster Wallace on John McCain
Paul Jenner (missing author)

DFW saying that his pieces in Lobster are about ideology + how that works in his McCain piece

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This is Water and the Ethics of Attention: Wallace, Murdoch, and Nussbaum
Daniel Turnball (missing author)

examining This is Water from the POV of Iris Murdoch and Maria Nussbaum

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This is Water and the Ethics of Attention: Wallace, Murdoch, and Nussbaum
Daniel Turnball (missing author)

examining This is Water from the POV of Iris Murdoch and Maria Nussbaum

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