David Foster Wallace Day
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1st February 2016 was the 20th anniversary of the publication of Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace’s magnum opus and one of the most influential novels of recent time.
To mark the occasion the English Faculty’s Contemporaries Research Group along with specially invited guests - Professor Michael Levenson, from the University of Virginia, and Professor Peter Boxall, from the University of Sussex - spent a day in January reading selections of David Foster Wallace’s work to an audience of students and staff.
- Michael Levenson introduces the novel and reads pp.948-952.
- Leo Mellor reads the opening, pp.3-13.
- Graham Riach reads pp.144-51.
- Jenny Bavidge reads 'How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart'
- David Trotter reads from 'Some Remarks on Kafka’s Funniness'
- David Trotter reads from 'David Lynch Keeps His Head'
- Malachi McIntosh reads from 'Joseph Frank’s Dostoevsky'
- Sarah Dillon reads 'Forever Overhead'
- Peter Boxall reads 'Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature'
- Alex Houen reads 'Incarnations of Burned Children'
- Alex Houen reads from 'Oblivion'
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