About Me


My name is Matt Erik Katch.

I can be reached at my school e-mail:
mkatch@iwu.edu

I was born 104 years after James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, but only 13 years after Pynchon published Gravity’s Rainbow; although, he was born over 49 years before me. Beckett hung around for 3 years during my lifetime, but Brautigan fell off this earth 2 years before I came into it. David Foster Wallace committed suicide the day after I turned 22, but his genius Infinite Jest came off the presses when I was 10. Had I been born the year when Barthes published the forces of literature in S/Z, I would’ve been 16, 16 years early, which means A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man would’ve been published 54 years before I was born–“would”‘ve because that’s not when I was born, not because it was never published.

I am a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with a BA in English Writing, also with minors in Philosophy, and Japanese Culture. I have applied for and been accepted to a position with the JET Programme, and will be teaching English in Japan for the next few years.

And I hate speeding tickets.

2 Comments

  1. ann buerger said,

    hey, matt!
    wow! i am impressed! your own blog! :) i
    thanks so much for the book, neither here nor there. very funny and very true!
    enjoy life!
    love,
    auntie ann

  2. stevie buerger said,

    very cool! I’m excited to read more:) Great to see you during the holidays and good luck in 09!
    xooxoxoxox,
    Cousin Stevie B.

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