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Footnotes Keynote

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM—Keynote Address

Stephen Burn, Northern Michigan University

“Infinite Expansion Inward: David Foster Wallace and the Concept of
Character in Contemporary Fiction”

Awesome. I'm sorry, I don't know where to begin. Covered Franzen, Powers, and Wallace. History of post-modernism. 'End' of postmodernism. Barth's 2001 Novel Coming Soon (about an aging postmodernist and a young post-post-modernnist) which may be a response to some of the Barth refutation in Westard The Course... Burn the considered the characterisations in post-post-modernism and the connection to sciences, neuroscience and new ways of thinking about the distiction, or lack thereof, of the body and the mind.
This day has been worth every cent I spent getting here.

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