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David Foster Wallace: Fiction and Form
by David Hering
March 20, 2017 - April 13, 2017

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Hering, D. (2016). David Foster Wallace: Fiction and Form. Bloomsbury Academic.


Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. 216 pages.

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p.157
logorrhoea »
a tendency to extreme loquacity
p.144
apophrades »
a term defined by literary critic Harold Bloom ...
p.132
adumbrate »
report or represent in outline; foreshadow or s...
p.84
aporetic duplication »
part of French professor Lucien Dällenbach's th...
p.84
aporetic »
skeptical, tending to doubt
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Introduction

on how DFW criticism exploded after his death, mostly edited collections; now, we're in second wave where there are more monographs (he mentions Unspeakable Failures and Gospel which were unreleased at time of writing), which this book joins. talks about the Harry Ransom Centre at the University of Texas in Austin.

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Introduction

on how DFW criticism exploded after his death, mostly edited collections; now, we're in second wave where there are more monographs (he mentions Unspeakable Failures and Gospel which were unreleased at time of writing), which this book joins. talks about the Harry Ransom Centre at the University of Texas in Austin.

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Vocality: 'A Flickering Hand, Dead and Cold': Reading Wallace's Ghosts

on the structural position of narrative voices in his fiction (misprision, monologic to dialogic narrative). authorial effacement (see Barthes) and DFW's complicated relationship to that idea, resulting in authorial anxiety. dialogism and its role in allowing the author to speak while also hiding

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Vocality: 'A Flickering Hand, Dead and Cold': Reading Wallace's Ghosts

on the structural position of narrative voices in his fiction (misprision, monologic to dialogic narrative). authorial effacement (see Barthes) and DFW's complicated relationship to that idea, resulting in authorial anxiety. dialogism and its role in allowing the author to speak while also hiding

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Spatiality: 'In the Middle of the Middle of Nowhere': Regionalism and Institutions

landscape and DFW's complex relationship with the Midwest. unstable regional identity. his ambivalence towards institutionalized literary production (MFA programs)

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Spatiality: 'In the Middle of the Middle of Nowhere': Regionalism and Institutions

landscape and DFW's complex relationship with the Midwest. unstable regional identity. his ambivalence towards institutionalized literary production (MFA programs)

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Visuality: 'Seeing by Mirror-Light': Wallace on Reflection

on visual art (TV, painting, cinema). miseenabyme. refraction, seeing through the reflective surface and engaging with the reader. mentions Las Meninas (and by mentions I mean he talks about it for quite a while). also mentions his earliest published work of fiction (The Planet Trillaphon from 1984, which I haven't yet read). mirrors in Broom, GCH, IJ, Oblivion. interesting but nothing really quotable. a bit about how TPK was originally going to be called Sir John Feelgood_, with Drinion as its main character (about video pornography)

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Visuality: 'Seeing by Mirror-Light': Wallace on Reflection

on visual art (TV, painting, cinema). miseenabyme. refraction, seeing through the reflective surface and engaging with the reader. mentions Las Meninas (and by mentions I mean he talks about it for quite a while). also mentions his earliest published work of fiction (The Planet Trillaphon from 1984, which I haven't yet read). mirrors in Broom, GCH, IJ, Oblivion. interesting but nothing really quotable. a bit about how TPK was originally going to be called Sir John Feelgood_, with Drinion as its main character (about video pornography)

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Finality: 'Not Even Close to Complete': The Many Forms of The Pale King

an analysis of TPK and its narrative structure. about the process of writing it (reconstructing from his notes) and the problems with criticism of an unfinished novel. how lots of stuff he wrote for TPK was repurposed for Oblivion. a character for TPK who was scrapped: journalist named "Frank Brown", going undercover in the IRS, which was replaced by the Author Here parts of TPK

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Finality: 'Not Even Close to Complete': The Many Forms of The Pale King

an analysis of TPK and its narrative structure. about the process of writing it (reconstructing from his notes) and the problems with criticism of an unfinished novel. how lots of stuff he wrote for TPK was repurposed for Oblivion. a character for TPK who was scrapped: journalist named "Frank Brown", going undercover in the IRS, which was replaced by the Author Here parts of TPK

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