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The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace: Language, Identity, and Resistance
by Clare Hayes-Brady
May 28, 2017 - May 29, 2017

Done


9781501313523

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. 232 pages. Unverified

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p.204
soporific »
(adjective) causing or tending to cause sleep /...
p.194
abrogation »
the repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agr...
p.175
abjection »
(noun) a low or downcast state; degradation / (...
p.172
dialectic »
a discourse between two or more people holding ...
p.171
alterity »
(noun) otherness / (noun) the quality or state ...
p.198
freedom is about leading an examined life
De la Durantaye articulates Wallace's vision as...
p.164
us vs them in the nonfiction
[...] Wallace distances himself falely from a g...
p.151
Granola Cruncher story in BI
[...] the narrator despises this girl's lifesty...
p.145
Randall in Oblivion
Randall [...] has an elevated opinion of his ow...
p.103
the idem vs the ipse
[...] In _Oneself as Another_, the published ve...

viii

Preface

most early DFW criticism focused on: the McCaffery interview; E Unibus Pluram; and Infinite Jest

1 / 0
viii

Preface

most early DFW criticism focused on: the McCaffery interview; E Unibus Pluram; and Infinite Jest

1 / 0
1

Introduction

exploring failure as a theme in DFW's writing, not necessarily any shortcomings on his part. some themes in his work: communication, ethics, free will, boundaried selves

7 / 3
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Introduction

exploring failure as a theme in DFW's writing, not necessarily any shortcomings on his part. some themes in his work: communication, ethics, free will, boundaried selves

7 / 3
21

"I'm a Man of My--" Wallace and the Incomplete

title refers to the ending of Broom. talks about David Lynch and the concept of bothness as explored in his films; Derrida; postmodernism; cynicism; authority and authorship

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21

"I'm a Man of My--" Wallace and the Incomplete

title refers to the ending of Broom. talks about David Lynch and the concept of bothness as explored in his films; Derrida; postmodernism; cynicism; authority and authorship

8 / 0
41

"It's Just the Texture of the World I Live in": Wallace and the World

situating DFW in his time; some thoughts on Westward; on the title of The Pale King

7 / 4
41

"It's Just the Texture of the World I Live in": Wallace and the World

situating DFW in his time; some thoughts on Westward; on the title of The Pale King

7 / 4
65

The Book, the Broom, and the Ladder: Grounding Philosophy

on philosophy in his works (Wittgenstein's philosophy of language and Rorty's Pragmatist ethics)

5 / 4
65

The Book, the Broom, and the Ladder: Grounding Philosophy

on philosophy in his works (Wittgenstein's philosophy of language and Rorty's Pragmatist ethics)

5 / 4
93

"Something to Do with Love": Writing and the Process of Communication

on philosophy and communication; love as distance explored in Lyndon); communication between the author and the reader and how DFW plays with readers' expectations

5 / 1
93

"Something to Do with Love": Writing and the Process of Communication

on philosophy and communication; love as distance explored in Lyndon); communication between the author and the reader and how DFW plays with readers' expectations

5 / 1
111

Narcissism, Alienation, and Commun(al)ity

the horror of solipsism; narcissism, infancy, and the inner child (in Broom, and other short stories); alterity and the narrative self; establishing community

5 / 0
111

Narcissism, Alienation, and Commun(al)ity

the horror of solipsism; narcissism, infancy, and the inner child (in Broom, and other short stories); alterity and the narrative self; establishing community

5 / 0
137

Vocal Instability and Narrative Structure

on the skeletal narrative (destabilizing a narrative from within) and its use in Brief Interviews, Oblivion, etc; how DFW establishes us-vs-them in his nonfiction; how he uses humour

10 / 3
137

Vocal Instability and Narrative Structure

on the skeletal narrative (destabilizing a narrative from within) and its use in Brief Interviews, Oblivion, etc; how DFW establishes us-vs-them in his nonfiction; how he uses humour

10 / 3
165

"Personally I'm Neutral on the Menstruation Point": Gender, Difference and the Body

the quote comes from his review of Wittgenstein's Mistress. on DFW's troubles with non-white, non-male characters; how all of the romantic relationships in his works are dysfunctional; acknowledging the self as an object; the unbreachable distance between individuals

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165

"Personally I'm Neutral on the Menstruation Point": Gender, Difference and the Body

the quote comes from his review of Wittgenstein's Mistress. on DFW's troubles with non-white, non-male characters; how all of the romantic relationships in his works are dysfunctional; acknowledging the self as an object; the unbreachable distance between individuals

6 / 0
193

Conclusion

kind of weak as a conclusion imo. about how literature and philosophy can locate a beginning by resisting ending?

2 / 1
193

Conclusion

kind of weak as a conclusion imo. about how literature and philosophy can locate a beginning by resisting ending?

2 / 1