Details of ALA Wallace Panels Posted

The ALA has posted the draft of their 2017 conference program. The panels organized by IDFWS will be held on Saturday, May 27th, back-to-back. A special thanks to Ryan Marnane for charing both of them!

Session 15-L David Foster Wallace and Gender (9:40–11:00)

Organized by the International David Foster Wallace Society
Chair: Ryan Marnane, Salve Regina University

1. “The Close (Mis)readings of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interview #20,’” Andrea Laurencell Sheridan, Orange County Community College
2. “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

Session 16-L New Paths in Wallace Studies (11:10–12:30)

Organized by the International David Foster Wallace Society
Chair: Ryan Marnane, Salve Regina University

1. “‘Are you hearing me talking, dad?’: Alienated Subject in Infinite Jest,“ Kylie Musolf, Independent Scholar
2. “‘Unlike Some So-Called Memoirists, I Refuse’: Question(s) of Genre in The Pale King,” James McAdams, Lehigh University
3. “A New Lien on Life: David Foster Wallace and the Making of Americans,” Colbert Root, East Stroudsburg University

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