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The Short Things - The Short Fiction of DFW

And another Wallace related conference! The Short Things - The Short Fiction of David Foster Wallace is to be held on July 8th 2015 at The University of Bristol, UK.

Over to conference organiser Peter Sloane:

Dear DFW fans,

The University of Bristol, UK, is delighted to announce the upcoming one-day conference ‘David Foster Wallace and the Short Things’, to be held on July 8th 2015. The day will be devoted to finding new readings of Wallace’s short fiction, as well as to more general considerations, including Wallace’s use of short fiction as a teaching tool, as a way to discuss contemporary fiction more widely, and also the influence of Wallace’s own short works on his contemporaries and successors. The Keynote will be given by Dr Stephen J. Burn - author of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, A Reader’s Guide (2003), editor of Conversations with David Foster Wallace (2012), and co-editor of A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies (2013) - whose paper is sure to offer new approaches and interpretations of a body of work that tends, for perfectly legitimate reasons, to be seen largely as constituting a continued interrogation of postmodernism, minimalism, self-consciousness, solipsism, and empathy, among other comparable trends. ‘David Foster Wallace and the Short Things’ hopes to offer a new set of interpretative parameters.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Peter Sloane (

Website: The Short Things - The Short Fiction of DFW

More about the conference here.

Call for Papers - Deadline for abstracts 1st April 2015

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 20:33  

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