Harry Ransom Center: The David Foster Wallace Symposium
Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Friday, April 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM (CDT)
Writers, editors, journalists, and critics will gather to discuss David Foster Wallace’s life and work. The David Foster Wallace papers reside at the Harry Ransom Center.
For more information visit the Symposium site.
Schedule and speakers are subject to change. All events will be webcast live.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The opening event takes place in Homer Rainey Hall’s Jessen Auditorium and is open to the public. Symposium registrants will have reserved seating. Unclaimed registrant seats will be released to the general public at 6:55 p.m.
5-6:45 p.m. Registration (Ransom Center Lobby)
7 p.m. Discussion with literary agent Bonnie Nadell and editor Michael Pietsch, moderated by David Ulin, Book Critic, Los Angeles Times
Friday, April 6, 2012
Events take place in the Ransom Center’s Charles Nelson Prothro Theater.
9:00 a.m. Registration, coffee, and light breakfast
10 a.m. Welcome
10:15 a.m. A Life through the Archive, featuring D.T. Max and Seth Colter Walls
11:45 a.m. Break for lunch
1:30 p.m. Writers on Wallace, moderated by Michael Pietsch
3:15 p.m. Editors on Wallace, featuring Colin Harrison, Bill Tonelli, and Deborah
Treisman, moderated by Bonnie Nadell
5 p.m. Closing reception
When & Where
Harry Ransom Center
The Harry Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum. Its extensive holdings provide a unique record of the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Thousands of scholars, students, and cultural enthusiasts from around the world study materials from the collections each year. These collections also inspire original exhibitions and programs that offer visitors opportunity for enrichment, discovery, and delight. The Ransom Center advances the study of the arts and humanities and fosters an environment where culture thrives.