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Post Conference / Jet Lag Wrap

I'm back home in Australia. It is much warmer, the sun is blinding, skies are deep blue, and for the first time ever I'm noticing we all speak with Australian accents here...
 
I know I've only posted brief summaries so far (I know what I posted was only a horrid tease for some of you out there), but over the next few days I plan to expand on them a little to you get more of a picture of the content.
 
It was a truly amazing event, big thanks to Judd and Alex the awesome conference organising duo along with a big hello to everyone I met. Particularly those long time Fantods readers that came over, shook my hand, and said thanks. It makes doing this totally worth it.
 
I found the conference to be a great balance such that it didn't completely focus on literary theory and analysis (I wouldn't have hated that, I did study Eng Lit at university after all). What this meant was that the conference, as a whole, was accessible (and productive, I think) to the whole Wallace community, from academics to readers.
 
Matt Bucher, the wallace-l listserv maintainer, and all around awesome guy, presented a spectacular paper in the 4th session about the online Wallace community. He's published it on his blog so you can all read it, and you must: Fantods: David Foster Wallace, wallace-l, and Literary Fandom Online
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 04:08  

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