Tim Gurowich is a PhD student in the School of English at the University of Sussex. His research, which is funded by CHASE, focuses on the work of David Foster Wallace, and explores the ways in which Wallace’s writing engages with the notion of failure. He holds a BA in English from the University of Bristol, and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought from the University of Sussex. He recently presented a paper at the 2nd Annual David Foster Wallace Conference in Bloomington, Illinois, and carried out archival research into Wallace’s letters and annotations at the Harry Ransom Centre in Austin, Texas.
DeLillo’s late twentieth century novels are striking in their engagement with distinctly twenty-first century concerns; from the pervasive influence of commercial media, to the insidious spectre of terrorism on contemporary society. Continue reading