Elshender: A Tale of a Poor Man

How convenient was it to have access to an almost endless supply of labour, free labour – slaves by any other name? How just was it to put a man to trial, when that man had no right to speak in defence of himself in court? Just how many of the countless ‘convicts’ sent to the ‘new world’ by the British legal system were actually guilty of the crimes they were accused of? More

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About Matthew Simon Alexander

Matthew Simon Alexander holds an MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture from the University of Manchester. He is currently undertaking a PhD English at University of Liverpool, where he also acts as Postgraduate Student Representative. His research focuses on David Foster Wallace's interaction with Wittgenstein's philosophies, throughout his works, in relation to "thought experiments," and the potential rise this gives to manipulations of space, boundaries, and representations that are marked by prevalent cultural notions of gender.

Academic publications:
Queer and Transgender Representation, and the Queering of Language in the Works of David Foster Wallace: So What [is] the Exact Pernt to that Like [?] - http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/luminary/issue5/index.htm

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