Jeffrey Severs

Associate Professor, Department of English, University of British Columbia


December 2016

Keynote and New Book Chapter

I gave the keynote address at the David Foster Wallace Conference at Illinois State University on June 9, 2017: “‘We’ve been inside what we wanted all along’: Immanence and David Foster Wallace.” The just-published article on which the talk was based is previewable here, part of Brynnar Swenson, ed., Literature and the Encounter with Immanence (Brill, 2017).


David Foster Wallace’s Balancing Books

In February 2017 Columbia University Press’s blog published an interview with me as well as my essay, “Spectacles Vehement and Untutored and Rude: Reading David Foster Wallace in the Age of Trump.”

I also had a great time talking with Matt Bucher and Dave Laird of The Great Concavity podcast about Balancing Books and all things Wallace.


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