As seen in Vancouver in 2012

As seen in Vancouver in 2012

about

At the Puvis de Chavannes Gallery at the Boston Public Library

I'm a PhD candidate at The Ohio State University studying post-45/postmodern American fiction and theory of all kinds. My dissertation, "Narrative Voices in David Foster Wallace: Comic, Encyclopedic, and Sincere," tracks the variation in narrative voice through three periods of Wallace's career, revising theoretical models of narrative voice while also identifying Wallace's rhetorical purposes and stylistic sources for each of his novels.
My research interests include narrative theory, poetics, stylistics, aesthetics, and temporality, as well as 20C philosophy and phenomenology, especially as they pertain to the experience of reading. As a synthesis of those fields, I have been thinking a lot about rhythm. More generally, I like to think at the intersection of phenomenology, aesthetics, rhetoric, reading, and literary form, but I'm also very interested in composition and manuscript genetics. I've written mostly about Wallace's work, but I've also worked on projects involving Philip K. Dick, Lyn Hejinian, Walter Benjamin, and Paul Ricoeur. Besides my reading and writing, I'm also currently the Administrative Assistant to the International James Joyce Foundation and affiliated with Project Narrative.

You can reach me at yonina@gmail.com or hoffman.783@osu.edu.