Seattle Magazine did a write-up on my Twentieth-Century Literature article about all the references to the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair (or Century 21) in Gravity’s Rainbow.
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).
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.
David Foster Wallace’s Balancing Books: Fictions of Value. Columbia University Press, 2017.
Pynchon’s Against the Day: A Corrupted Pilgrim’s Guide. Co-edited with Christopher Leise. University of Delaware Press, 2011.
“‘A City of the Future’: Gravity’s Rainbow and the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair” (in Twentieth-Century Literature)
“Collision, Illinois: David Foster Wallace and the Value of Insurance” (in Modern Fiction Studies)
“‘A terrible inertia’: Thomas Pynchon’s Cold War History of 9/11 and the War on Terror in Bleeding Edge” (in Reflecting 9/11, eds. Heather E. Pope and Victoria M. Bryan)
“On the Red Couch: Breaking Bad and the Refusal of Therapy” (in Breaking Down Breaking Bad: Critical Perspectives, eds. Matt Wanat and Leonard Engel)