• Infinite Summer: Reading, Empathy, and the Social Network

    Author(s):
    Kathleen Fitzpatrick (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American, MS Sound
    Subject(s):
    American literature
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6V88P
    Abstract:
    This chapter explores the Infinite Summer reading project, in which a group of bloggers read and discussed David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest in dialogue with one another and with a wide readership, arguing that such social reading projects present the potential for developing crucial kinds of ethical human connection (of which the novel depicts a desperate need in contemporary U.S. culture).
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    Published
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