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Supposedly Fun Things: A Colloquium on the Writing of DFW

Supposedly Fun Things: A Colloquium on the Writing of David Foster Wallace

Presentations from: Simon de Bourcier, Xavier Marco Del Pont, Martin Eve, Jen Glennon, Clare Hayes-Brady, Edward Jackson, Daniel Mattingly, Erin Reilly, Joel Roberts, Matt Sangster, Tony Venezia, Iain Williams

Respondent: Professor Geoff Ward

Saturday 7th February 2015 10am-6pm
The Keynes Library (room 114)
School of Arts,
Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square

Following his death in 2008 David Foster Wallace's literary reputation has been firmly consolidated.  We can now talk about a distinct sub-discipline called Wallace Studies as evidenced by the growing number of books, conferences, and journal articles on the writer, and enhanced by the publication of a posthumous novel and the opening up of an archive of his papers at the Harry Ransom Centre.  Wallace's writing, both fiction and non-fiction, has helped to map the critical territory for debates on contemporary literature that have been taking place in both academic and non-academic settings.  This colloquium will contribute to these ongoing conversations.  We are pleased to present a series of short presentations covering  Wallace's novels, short stories, journalism, and readers.  Professor Geoff Ward (Homerton College, Cambridge) will act as respondent.

For further information contact Tony and Xavier at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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