David Foster Wallace as Novelist (Special Issue, Studies in the Novel, deadline 15 January 2012)
Marshall Boswell, Guest Editor
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Studies in the Novel, a quarterly journal published by the University of North Texas's Department of English since 1969, is calling for polished, professional, and ground-breaking essays focusing on the novels, as well as on the novelistic career, of David Foster Wallace. These essays will be published as part of a special issue of the journal. More specifically, we are looking for essays that address one of Wallace's three novels, The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, as well as papers that illuminate some aspect of Wallace's achievement in the genre of the novel writ large. In light of the venue, we will not consider essays that focus on Wallace's short fiction or non-fiction, though the essays may touch upon those texts as part of their primary focus. We are also keenly interested in essays that move beyond the well-trodden themes of irony, postmodernism, solipsism, and addiction.
Completed essays are due by January 15, 2012 and should adhere to our submission guidelines.