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240. A Creative Conversation: David Shields with Jessica Burstein

Friday, 6 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 607, WSCC

Program arranged by the MLA Office of the Executive Director

Presiding: Jessica Burstein, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

Speaker: David Shields, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

Session Description:

David Shields, author of the internationally acclaimed Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, The Thing about Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, and Enough about You: Notes toward the New Autobiography, discusses his ongoing attempt to obliterate distinctions between fiction and nonfiction, overturn the laws regarding appropriation, and create new forms for the twenty-first century.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Nonfictional Prose

  • Genre, Theory, Method – Prose Fiction

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