“I knew him … a fellow of infinite jest”: Reading David Foster Wallace, Ten Years Later

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Josh Privett / Georgia State University
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It has been ten years since the untimely death of American writer David Foster Wallace, who is best remembered for his gargantuan novel, Infinite Jest. This panel seeks papers that focus on any aspect of DFW’s life or work. Proposals might address how critical appreciation of Wallace has changed in the last decade, or they might chart new paths for the next decade of Wallace scholarship. Special preference will be given to proposals that are related to this year’s conference theme of socio-political activism, which you can read more about on the SAMLA website. By May 31, please send a 250-word proposal, a brief CV, and any A/V requirements to Josh Privett, Georgia State University, jprivett1@gsu.edu, for SAMLA 90, November 2-4, 2018, in Birmingham, Alabama.