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DFW Session at MLA Conference

Anyone out there going to this? It looks very interesting.
Lee Konstantinou has posted on his blog about the DFW session he helped to organise at the MLA Convention on the 30th of December:
[...]I want to put in a plug for the special session I helped organize at the upcoming MLA Convention in Philadelphia. If you're around, please stop by "The Legacy of David Foster Wallace," which is at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30th, in Independence Salon I at the Philadelphia Marriott.

We have a distinguished group of panelists including Stephen J. Burn (North Michigan U.), Marshall Boswell (Rhodes C.), Sam Cohen (U. of Missouri, Columbia), John Conley (UMN, Twin Cities), Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Pomona), Mary Holland (SUNY New Paltz), and -- very fortunately -- Wallace's Little, Brown editor, Michael Pietsch.
I'll be talking about how Wallace's interpretation of the role of the avant-garde shaped his literary projects. 
Details were posted to wallace-l earlier in the month (thanks, again, Matt), but somehow I missed repeating them here.

Wednesday, 30 December

612. The Legacy of David Foster Wallace

8:30–9:45 a.m., Independence Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Stephen J. Burn, Northern Michigan Univ.

Speakers: Marshall Boswell, Rhodes Coll.; Samuel Cohen, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia; John Conley, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona Coll.; Mary Holland, State Univ. of New York, New Paltz; Lee Konstantinou, Stanford Univ.

Respondent: Michael Pietsch, Little, Brown

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2009 17:56  

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