Wednesday, November 23, 2011

David Foster Wallace's Syllabi

I just came upon copies of David Foster Wallace's syllabi thanks to this article in Slate. The level of detail and explicitness is astounding. For example, Wallace gives the statistics of his grade distribution based on every student he has ever had! Of course, there is plenty more to comment on, enjoy.


  1. Thank you so much! I use DFW's Kenyon Commencement Speech in my classes all the time. I re-read it regularly to reset my perspective. Such a shame that his depression proved so insurmountable.

  2. Becko. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've used his essay "Consider the Lobster" before to discuss animal rights with some success.

  3. Cool! Thanks for the link. I'm a huge fan and it's great to see some of his teaching materials.


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