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ENGL 3001 Walking Infinite Jest (Fall/Spring: 1 )


Course Description

David Foster Wallace describes Enfield, Massachusetts – an important setting in his 1996 novel Infinite Jest – as “a kind of arm-shape extending north from Commonwealth Avenue and separating Brighton into Upper and Lower, its elbow nudging East Newton’s ribs and its fist sunk into Allston…”. Sound familiar? In this course, we’ll conduct a Bostonian’s reading of Wallace’s opus. Students will be required to write weekly critical reading responses, and should be prepared for the course’s non-traditional structure: weekly meetings will sometimes be canceled in lieu of weekend on-site meetings in Brighton and Boston.


Instructor(s): Christopher Boucher

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 30-Apr-18