David Foster Wallace and Repressive Taboos: Clenette Henderson, yrstruly and the identity politics of representation

  • Matthew Alexander University of Liverpool

Abstract


David Foster Wallace’s use of disenfranchised voices in Infinite Jest (1996) receives little critical attention. Clenette Henderson and yrstruly’s narratives raise issues of taboo subjects: child sexual abuse, drug-addiction, and prostitution. A close reading of their voices aims to break over twenty years of critical silence by exposing such taboos. 

Published
28-May-2017
How to Cite
Alexander, Matthew. 2017. “David Foster Wallace and Repressive Taboos: Clenette Henderson, Yrstruly and the Identity Politics of Representation”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 24 (May). http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/1878.
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