Note: This article first appeared as “The Irreducible Significance of Literature: David Wellbery on Goethe, Cavelle, and de Man,” on the LiteraturWissenschaft in Berlin site. It has been edited and condensed slightly for clarity. …Read More
It’s the first day of the 2013 European Quizzing Championships in Liverpool and I’m sitting next to Jesse Honey—English national team member, winner of the game show Mastermind and the 2012 World Quizzing Champion.…Read More
In the last pages of J. M. Coetzee’s The Master of Petersburg (1994), a fictive Dostoevsky ponders the question of writing as betrayal. What does it mean to exploit one’s life in one’s writing?…Read More
Christopher Fenwick is a PhD candidate at the Freie Universität, Berlin. He writes a blog at lexipenia.wordpress.com.