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David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest Turns 25 | Children’s Literature and Political Correctness

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Published: March 16, 2022

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Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace’s most famous book, published on February 1, 1996, turned 25 in 2021. In its first section, this special issue celebrates the novel’s silver anniversary with six fresh re-readings by prominent Wallace readers. The second section deals with the theme ‘transgression vs the politically correct’ in children’s literature. 

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Section 1. David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest Turns 25
Unexpectedly Poetic Lines Easily Overlooked (?) in Infinite Jest’s Voluminous Flow
Mary Shapiro   
March 16, 2022
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Notes for an (Audible) Map
Adriano Ardovino    Pia Masiero   
March 16, 2022
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1990s Politics, Conservative Media, and Infinite Jest as a Novel of Radio
Jeffrey Severs   
March 16, 2022
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Section 2. Children’s Literature and Political Correctness
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Incest, Sacrifice or Feminine Empowerment?
Déborah Lévy-Bertherat   
March 16, 2022
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Rome, l’Enfer by Malika Ferdjoukh
Sylvie Servoise   
March 16, 2022
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Barbie Doll as a Sexual Token in Sarah Strohmeyer’s Barbie Unbound
Beatrice Moja   
March 16, 2022
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