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Consider David Foster Wallace - Critical Essays

Consider David Foster Wallace - Critical Essays Edited by David Hering. 300 pages / $24.95 / paperback. Sideshow Media Group Press. Summer 2010.

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I'm sitting in the Martin Segal Theater with a great number of DFW admirers. Already met some people I've been chatting with online for years. Matt Bucher just handed me a flyer for  Consider David Foster Wallace - Critical Essays Edited by David Hering. 300 pages / $24.95 / paperback. Sideshow Media Group Press.
Opening comments have started... more soon.

9:00 AM- 10:00 AM—Panel One: “Consider the Career: Early Fiction to Late Non-Fiction”

Moderator: Brandon Beirne, NYU

Connie Luther, University of Calgary

“Allegory and Symbolism in ‘Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way’: Postmodern Disclosure Disclosed”
Interesting analysis of the allegory of Post Modernism vs Hyper Materialism in Westward. V. interesting.
Elizabeth Freudenthal, Georgia Institute of Technology

“David Foster Wallace, Embodiment, and Identity from the Outside In”
Wow! Spectacular analysis of The Suffering Channel. This one blew me away.
Adam Kelly, University College Dublin

“Democracy in America: David Foster Wallace’s Political Essays”
Wonderful overview and analysis of DFW's political essays. 
An amazing start to the day
Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 23:36

Evidently in California

Cole travels to California and writes about DFW, Evidently in California. (Thanks, Cole)
In a bookshop yesterday I started reading the essay about DFW's BIWHM in Zadie Smith's Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays, yesterday. I'll definitely be picking it up later today. (I noticed she wrote that hardcore Wallace nerds call themselves howling fantods... is this true? If so, why haven't I noticed?)
Finally, hit the contact us link with any news or links, I've not had the time to keep an eye on things while here.

Rest Day Today

I've been doing the tourist thing full time the last three days, time for a rest prior to the conference tomorrow.
Empire State Building, Guggenheim, Central Park, Natural History, Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock, Bodies, MOMA, and Carrie Fisher's show at Studio 54.
Great meals at momofuku ssam bar (the duck) and at the Pongsri Thai Restaurant (beef red curry, very hot, super fast service).
Big shout out to Giant Robot in East Village for great conversation and even better t-shirts.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:20


...and I thought Sydney was a big city...
Just spent the evening over at Barcade in Brooklyn consuming equal parts Brooklyn Weisse and old-school arcade games. All games are a quarter to play, I'm planning on heading back over before I fly home.

12 Hours to Go

Just about finished packing. Long flight to New York tomorrow... 

Footnotes Conference Full

Registrations for the Footnotes conference are now closed, the maximum number of attendees has been reached.
I fly out of Australia, on my way to the conference, this coming weekend, and with that will come more posts. (I'm snowed under right now preparing classes for the 8 days I'll be absent from teaching - I do plan to reply to the backlog of emails sent through the contact link... I do get them!).
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 November 2009 19:23

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