International Law, Infinite Jest

'Völkerrecht, Unendlicher Spass', in Giovanni Biaggini, Oliver Diggelmann, Christine Kaufmann (eds), Polis und Kosmospolis – Festschrift für Daniel Thürer, Zurich, Dike/Nomos, 2015 p. 65-70 (in German)

5 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2017 Last revised: 25 Nov 2018

Date Written: June 21, 2017

Abstract

This short paper shows how international law mirrors David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest". While it should generally be of interest to both international lawyers and aficionados of "Infinite Jest", hopefully it also satisfies an urge we all sometimes feel when coping with the rigid rules of our professional discipline: the urge to smile for fear of losing our sanity.

Note: (The paper is based on an essay written in German for a Festschrift for Daniel Thuerer.)

Keywords: International Law, Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace, law and literature, law in literature, Eschaton, Incandenza, Les Assassins des Fauteuil Rollents Daniel Thuerer, Thürer, Cyber war, Security Council, Cambridge Mass., Enfield Tennis Academy, Enfield Drug and Alcohol Recovery House, Don Gately

Suggested Citation

Burri, Thomas, International Law, Infinite Jest (June 21, 2017). 'Völkerrecht, Unendlicher Spass', in Giovanni Biaggini, Oliver Diggelmann, Christine Kaufmann (eds), Polis und Kosmospolis – Festschrift für Daniel Thürer, Zurich, Dike/Nomos, 2015 p. 65-70 (in German). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2990376 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2990376

Thomas Burri (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

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Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
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