Christopher Fenwick

  • Irreducible Significance:
    David Wellbery on literature

    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.  …

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  • The Totality of Facts

    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.…

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  • How Should a Person Be?

    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?…

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