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Who We Are

Mission Statement

The International David Foster Wallace Society was founded to promote and sustain the long-term scholarly and independent study of David Foster Wallace’s writing. To these ends, the Society welcomes diverse, peer-reviewed scholarship and seeks to expand the critical boundaries of Wallace studies. We recognize and champion the visual, the alternative, and the literary: the presence of minds at work. The Society showcases a variety of projects—at conferences, on panels, in our print publication, The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies, and through other non-traditional modes of scholarly expression.

The International David Foster Wallace Society

Membership Levels

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Student Level

$25/year
1 issue of The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies
  • Students or Independent Scholars
  • Helps us support new DFW scholarship

Faculty/Patron Level

$50/year
1 issue of The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies
  • Offers ongoing support for the Society
  • As-yet-unnamed swag
Upcoming DFW

Conferences

Westin-Copely
ALA 2019 DFW Panels
Recent blog posts and other

Society News

CFP for DFW Panels at ALA 2020

The International David Foster Wallace Society will sponsor two panels at the 31st annual conference of the American Literature Association in San Diego on May 21-24, 2020. We are seeking …

DFW2020 Call for Papers

The International David Foster Wallace Society Conference  Austin, Texas – June 4-6, 2020 The International David Foster Wallace Society invites you to attend DFW 2020 in Austin, Texas. Special events …

Update: IDFWS Blog CFP

It’s been a while since we’ve sent out a CFP for the blog (what you’re reading right now) so blog editor Alex Moran and the blog editorial staff wanted to …