IDFWS Panels at ALA 2017

IDFWS to Host Two ALA Panels

The International David Foster Wallace Society will host two panels at the American Literature Association’s annual convention, which will be held May 25th–28th in Boston. Both panels will be chaired by Ryan Marnane. Precise dates and times will be available once the conference program is released on the ALA’s website.

David Foster Wallace and Gender

“The Close (Mis)readings of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interview #20,’” Andrea Laurencell Sheridan, Orange County Community College

“Reconsidering Clichés of Competitive Masculinity: Lovelessness and Exceptionality in David Foster Wallace’s ‘Good Old Neon,’” Thomas D. Moore, Marquette University

 Respondent: Mary Holland, State University of New York—New Paltz

New Paths in Wallace Studies

“‘Are You Hearing Me Talking, Dad?’: Alienated Subject in Infinite Jest,“ Kylie Musolf, Independent Scholar

 “‘Unlike Some So-Called Memoirists, I Refuse’: Question(s) of Genre in The Pale King,” James McAdams, Lehigh University

 “A New Lien on Life: David Foster Wallace and the Making of Americans,” Colbert Root, East Stroudsburg University

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