Tag Archives: Interactive Literature

Electronic Literature Resources

Over the past few days I’ve stumbled across a couple resources for electronic literature that might be useful. The first is a website dedicated to electronic poetry: I Love E-Poetry. Among what looks to be a considerable body of work … Continue reading

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Philip Sayer’s “Representing Entertainment(s) in Infinite Jest”

Sayers begins his essay by comparing Roland Barthes’ description of cinema from his essay “Upon Leaving the Movie Theater” to Wallace’s descriptions of The Entertainment. Sayers cites that both texts “[compare] the movie-going experience to hypnosis, and [describe] the spectator … Continue reading

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The Death of Shock, for its Own Sake

In “An Extended Interview with David Foster Wallace,” Larry McCafferty converses with Wallace about Wallace’s past, his style of writing, and the state of his generation of artists. Wallace, ever the introvert, steers the main bulk of this interview away … Continue reading

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A Report on Adam Kelly’s “David Foster Wallace: The Death of the Author and the Birth of a Discipline.”

This article does two major things.  First it gives a brief account of how David Foster Wallace (DFW) was celebrated after his death and gives a bit of insight into his popularity.  Then it dives into a chronological breakdown of … Continue reading

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Wallace’s Subtle Hints in the Beginning of Infinite Jest

“Avril Incandenza still sticks with the old L’Islet- region practice of taking just tea and nibbles at U.S. suppertime and waiting to eat seriously until right before bed. Cultured Canadians tend the think vertical digestion makes the mind unkeen. Some … Continue reading

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Close Reading 1: James Sr. Lecturing James Jr. in 1960 – 1/27/15

“Son, you’re ten, and this is hard news for somebody ten, even if you’re almost five-eleven, a possible pituitary freak. Son, you’re a body, son.  That quick little scientific-prodigy’s mind she’s so proud of and won’t quit twittering about:  son, … Continue reading

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Eschaton and The Meaning of the Character

“Pemulis howls that Lord in his vacillation appeasing Ingersoll in Ingersoll’s effort to fatally fuck with the very breath and bread of Eschaton.130  Players themselves can’t be valid targets. Players aren’t inside the goddamn game. Players are part of the apparatus … Continue reading

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