Adrienne Bosworth ‘12

MA American Literature, University of Illinois / Assistant Expedition Leader, National Geographic

Adrienne’s Question: What is the power of language?

Keystone Title: From Mundane to Meaningful in Modern America: The prose style of David Foster Wallace

Abstract: Using a literary method of deep analysis, this Keystone examines the work of American Author David Foster Wallace. In the project, the use of narrative voice, linguistic choices, cultural references and comparisons, and the transformation of trivial details in Wallace’s writing are analyzed. This work concludes that Wallace’s writing provides an insight into important truths of American life.

What Concentration Courses did you take?

Love and Lust in Western Literature (Arts & Humanities)
Dystopian Novels (Arts & Humanities)
Prose Style (Arts & Humanities)
Poetry (Arts & Humanities)
Shakespeare (Arts & Humanities)
Canadian Fiction (Arts & Humanities)
Storytelling (Arts & Humanities)
Theatre, Acting, and Directing (Arts & Humanities)

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