David Foster Wallace Syllabus


I just ran across this syllabus for David Foster Wallace’s class at Illinois State University, “English 102-Literary Analysis: Prose Fiction Fall 1994.”  This is two years before Infinite Jest came out.  Fascinating.  I get the sense that he was probably too aloof and hard-charging as a teacher, maybe like he was less generous and forgiving with his students than he was with his readers and with his characters.  In any case, what a treasure to have this window on Normal, Ill. in 1994.


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