Matt Bucher and Dave Laird invited me to be a guest on the latest episode of their David Foster Wallace podcast, The Great Concavity. We had a thought provoking conversation, and a lot of fun. (I also make some dumb mistakes, eg. at the beginning when I am talking about the Cistercian order and put our founding in the wrong century). I got to discuss the dissertation that I have been writing about Wallace and moral theology, which will hopefully be done soon, and to hear a summary of Dave’s master’s thesis on Christian soteriology in Infinite Jest.
I have blogged a little about Wallace in the past; here are some of my posts:
- The Only Thing Worth Writing About
- A Commanding Rhythm
- Freedom is Overrated: Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace
- Individualism and Totalitarianism in Charles de Koninck and David Foster Wallace
- Mario Incandenza, the Embarrassment of the Real, and the (Non-) Reality of Evil (my first post on Wallace)