Approaches to teaching the works of David Foster Wallace / edited by Stephen J. Burn and Mary K. Holland.
- New York : The Modern Language Association of America, 2019. , ©2019
- Approaches to teaching world literature; 156.
Approaches to teaching world literature ; 156
viii, 205 pages ; 24 cm.
- Wallace, David Foster -- Study and teaching.
Wallace, David Foster.
- "David Foster Wallace's works engaged with his literary moment--roughly summarized as postmodernism--and with the author's historical context. From the famous complexity of novels such as Infinite Jest to the direct critique of American culture in his essays, his works have at their core essential human concerns such as self-understanding, connecting with others, ethical behavior, and finding meaning. The essays in this volume suggest ways to elucidate Wallace's philosophical and literary preoccupations for today's students, who continue to contend with urgent issues, both personal and political, through reading literature. Part 1, "Materials," offers guidance on editions of Wallace's works and critical responses to them. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," discuss teaching key works and genres in high school settings, first-year undergraduate writing classes, American literature surveys, seminars on Wallace, and world literature courses. They examine Wallace's social and philosophical contexts and contributions, treating topics such as gender, literary ethics, and the culture of writing programs." -- Publisher's description
- Part One: Materials. Introduction
Novels and Short Fiction
Nonfiction and Reviews
Readings for Students
The Instructor's Library
Part Two: Approaches. Introduction
Teaching Key Works and Genres. Teaching Infinite Jest / Marshall Boswell
Last Words: Teaching The Pale King / Stephen J. Burn
Teaching Wallace's Short Fiction / Philip Coleman
Teaching Wallace's Pop Criticism / Matthew Luter
Classroom Contexts. Infinite Unrest: "Octet," High School, and the Revolving Door of Metanarrative / Mike Miley
Considering Composition: Teaching Wallace in the First-Year Writing Classroom / Mark Bresnan
Wallaceward the American Literature Survey Course Takes Its Way / Ralph Clare
Wallace as Major Author: Teaching the Oeuvre / Jeffrey Severs
Digital Wallace: Networked Pedagogies and Distributed Reading / Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Wallace and Literary History: Influences and Intertexts. After Deconstruction: Wallace's New Realism / Mary K. Holland
Beyond the Limit: Teaching Wallace and the Systems Novel / Patrick O'Donnell
Twenty-First-Century Wallace: Teaching Wallace amid His Contemporaries / Robert L. McLaughlin
Wallace and World Literature / Lucas Thompson
Intellectual and Social Contexts. Early Wallace and Program Culture / Andrew Warren
Wallace and Philosophy / Allard den Dulk
Desire, Self, and Other: Wallace and Gender / Hamilton Carroll
Can Empathy Be Taught? Wallace's Literary Ethics / Matthew Mullins.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Burn, Stephen, editor.
Holland, Mary, 1970- editor.
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- Online version: Approaches to teaching the works of David Foster Wallace
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