Masterclass: Metamodernism, New Sincerity, Post-Critique – 25 Years After Wallace’s Infinite Jest
VU Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College
Organiser: Allard den Dulk
Dates: October 20, 2021 (13:00-17:30)
Location: Leiden University, Lipsius building
Credits: 3 (upon attendance of both the masterclass and the conference, and writing a reflection paper)
The Netherlands Institute of Cultural Analysis (NICA), VU University Amsterdam (VU) and Amsterdam University College (AUC) offer a masterclass and invitation to the international conference “25 Years of Infinite Jest: The (After)Lives and Influences of the Work of David Foster Wallace,” from 28-30 October 2021.
The masterclass, on “Metamodernism, New Sincerity, Post-Critique – 25 Years After Wallace’s Infinite Jest,” will consist of two 2-hour sessions that will take place on October 20th.
The first session, led by conference chair Dr. Allard den Dulk (Philosophy, Literature and Film, AUC / Literatures in English, VU) and keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Timotheus Vermeulen (Media, Culture and Society, University of Oslo [to be confirmed]), will give participants an overview of the conference’s aims and offer in-depth readings of selected texts from Wallace’s oeuvre (as informing notions of a “post-postmodernism” and “new sincerity”) and of Vermeulen’s own writings on metamodernism.
The second session, led by conference chair Dr. Allard den Dulk, will build on the first session by extending the “influence and (after)lives” of Wallace’s work into the medium of film, focusing on the work of contemporary director Céline Sciamma (i.a. Girlhood , Portrait of a Lady on Fire ) and Mati Diop (i.a. Atlantics ); furthermore, this session will address how these developments, in literature, film and art, can also prompt rethinkings of reading and critique in Humanities scholarship.
RMA and PhD-candidates from all humanities disciplines in the Netherlands are invited to apply.
Participants will receive 3 ECs upon completion of the masterclass, attending all conference keynotes and panels, and writing a 1500-word response paper to one of the panel sessions, in relation to one of the perspectives from the masterclass. Participants should read the assigned texts and films (which will be made available by the organizers) in advance of the session.
For more information on the conference, see here.
Registering for the masterclass can be done through the form on this page. Please include a 300-word motivation statement, outlining your research and interest in the symposium in the ‘remarks’-section of the form. For more information, please see the conference website (https://www.dfwsociety.org/dfw2021/) or contact NICA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will be limited to 15 participants.