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OzWallace 2017 - Day 2

Huge day today. David Hering's keynote and Lucas Thompson's plenary as well so many thoughtful papers that have teased out, and connected with, themes of neo-liberalism, embodiment and disembodiment, connection, suffering, and salvation in Wallace's work. Everything feels connected. I'm reeling.

I'm tweeting with the #ozwallace hashtag if you're keen to follow along.

See also the final schedule and abstracts.


OzWallace 2017 - Day 1

We're off to a cracking start, I'm already overwhelmed (in a great way).

I'm tweeting with the #ozwallace hashtag if you're keen to follow along.

See also the final schedule and abstracts.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 September 2017 14:22

OzWallace 2017 Tomorrow

I'm packing all my gear for the flight this afternoon...

In the meantime check out the final schedule and abstracts for OzWallace 2017 and watch for tweets and pics via #ozwallace.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 August 2017 11:53

3 Days To Go - OzWallace 2017

Three days to go until OzWallace 2017 in Melbourne, Australia!

I'll be live tweeting updates and pics using the #ozwallace hashtag... and hopefully some other special things too...


Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 16:10

Recent Paperback Releases August 2017

A couple of recent paperback releases of excellent monographs that are absolute must reads if you're interested in current Wallace criticism.


Clare Hayes-Brady - The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace: Language, Identity, and Resistance

David Hering - David Foster Wallace - Fiction and Form

(Have I missed any?)


DFW Society - Diversity Posts

If you haven't been checking regularly, it's worth following the posts by The International David Foster Wallace Society's Diversity Team.

The most recent post is a list of scholarly pieces by women about DFW - some great stuff in this list!

Also worth having a look at is Nina Berman's, In Response to “One Woman, Who Loves DFW, Talks”.


Orbit Special Issue and Adam Kelly's Response

Apologies for all the Wallace related things I missed posting earlier in the year... one of them was the release of the special David Foster Wallace Issue of Orbit from Well worth your time.

Yesterday Orbit published Adam Kelly's response to the paper from the special issue by Edward Jackson and Joel Nicholson-Roberts.

Super interesting.

Read them both here:

White Guys: Questioning Infinite Jest's New SincerityEdward Jackson and Joel Nicholson-Roberts.

David Foster Wallace and New Sincerity Aesthetics: A Reply to Edward Jackson and Joel Nicholson-Roberts, Adam Kelly.


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