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DAVID TING, Princeton Class of 2017

Major: History

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

In my spare time, I love to read. I am an adamant supporter of classical music performance, and also swim as a walk-on for varsity. Pork dumplings may be one of my favorite foods.

Past Classes

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H215: From William Gaddis to David Foster Wallace: American Postmodern Literature in Splash Spring 14 (Apr. 26, 2014)
In the second half of the twentieth century, cultural revolutions swept through America. Waves of new forms of art each decade bore radically different tones from the last. And yet the novels that accompanied the dynamism of those years have seen a dropping readership. Novels of immense power that have predicted the cultural, existential crises of our times have somehow slipped under the radar. This class surveys the major postmodern works of the latter half of the twentieth century, as well as today's state of postmodern literature. By the end of this class, participants will be acquainted with the likes of Gaddis, Pynchon, Burroughs, and more. The discussion of favorite books in the postmodern tradition is highly encouraged.