Matt Bucher is the co-host of The Concavity Show podcast and administrator of the wallace-l listserv. His writing has appeared in Electric Literature, Dublin Review of Books, Chicago Review of Books, and other places. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Grace Chipperfield: I’m a writer, lecturer and researcher at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. For my PhD in creative writing I produced an essay collection about David Foster Wallace, his fandom, and the #MeToo movement. During this time, I was also a 2017/18 Fulbright postgraduate scholar at the University of Texas, Austin, and Illinois State University. I am on the board of the International David Foster Wallace Society and an associate editor for The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies.
Vernon W. Cisney is an Associate Professor of interdisciplinary studies at Gettysburg College in PA, USA. His background is in philosophy, and his areas of research include contemporary continental philosophy and philosophy of film and literature. He is the author of Deleuze and Derrida: Difference and the Power of the Negative, as well as Derrida’s Voice and Phenomenon: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide, along with a number of articles on Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, David Foster Wallace, and various pieces in philosophy of film. He lives in Gettysburg with his wife, their two children, and their two cats.
Allard den Dulk is a Lecturer in Philosophy, Literature, and Film at Amsterdam University College and Research Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities of the VU University Amsterdam (The Netherlands). He is the author of the monograph Existentialist Engagement in Wallace, Eggers and Foer: A Philosophical Analysis of Contemporary American Literature (Bloomsbury 2015). His work has appeared in various academic journals and collections. Currently, he is working on a book tentatively titled Wallace’s Existentialist Intertexts: Comparative Readings with the Fiction of Kafka, Dostoevsky, Camus and Sartre.
Danielle S. Ely (BA, MA) is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Dutchess Community College, and The College of Saint Rose. In between teaching, she rides unicycle, attends conferences, performs stand-up comedy, and takes care of a menagerie of pets. Other than Wallace, she studies Feminist Theory, Contemporary and Visual Narrative, Existentialism, and Southern Gothic Literature. Her Master’s Thesis, Into the Womb of Infinite Jest: The Entertainment as “Speculum,” is available through Proquest. Her work has also appeared in Normal 2014: Collected Works from the First Annual DFW Conference and Normal 2015: Selected Works from the Second Annual David Foster Wallace Conference.
She has published and presented widely on aspects of contemporary American literature, with a particular focus on gender identity and voice, and is the author of The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).
Other research interests include family/parenthood in contemporary fiction and film, adolescence in contemporary culture, dystopian narrative, ecocriticism and narratives of journey, performative sexuality (both normative and queer), resistant gender modes and the history of burlesque, transatlantic cultural heritage, and digital humanities and modes of transmission.
Outside of academic work, she likes cats and barbershop singing and shares her home with two small human tornados and a cat.
Dave Laird (BA, BEd, MA) is the co-host of The Concavity Show podcast and was a weekly contributing guide for Infinite Winter in 2016. His MA thesis was on the dialogue between Infinite Jest and notions of soteriology in Christian thought. His work has appeared in Normal 2015: Selected Works from the Second Annual David Foster Wallace Conference. Dave teaches high school humanities and lives in Victoria, B.C., Canada.
Matthew Luter is on the English faculty at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson, Mississippi. His research and writing is on twentieth and twenty-first century American literature, especially postmodern fiction, writing of the U.S. South, and intersections between literary and popular cultures. After writing a monograph on Jonathan Lethem and co-editing a volume of interviews with Steve Erickson, he’s now at work on a book on the effects of cable TV on American fiction of the 1980s and ’90s. His articles on authors including Don DeLillo, Ellen Douglas, Willie Morris, and Bret Easton Ellis have appeared in journals including Critique, The Southern Literary Journal, Genre, and Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon. To check out what he’s doing, and for a weekly crossword puzzle every Tuesday, check out www.matthewluter.com.
Mike Miley teaches literature at Metairie Park Country Day School and film studies at Loyola University New Orleans. He is the author of Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film (University Press of Mississippi, 2019), and the co-editor of Conversations with Steve Erickson (with Matthew Luter, UPMS, 2021). His writing about Wallace has appeared in Critique, Literature/Film Quarterly, Orbit, The Smart Set, and elsewhere. His next book, entitled David Lynch’s Intertextual Cinema: American
Myths, National Anthems, will be published by Bloomsbury Academic Press.
Alex Moran completed his PhD with the University of Birmingham in 2017. He has an article on Wallace in Orbit and an article on Colson Whitehead and Jennifer Egan coming out soon. He has authored the introductory volume to Egan’s work, Understanding Jennifer Egan (University of South Carolina Press, 2021), and the forthcoming Conversations with Jennifer Egan. He lives in Southern California with his wife and dog.
Ándrea Laurencell Sheridan is a Professor of English at SUNY Orange, teaching composition, contemporary literature, and interdisciplinary seminars. She is completing a PhD in Humanities at Salve Regina University, where her research focuses on materiality and (post)humanism in the post-print era. Publications include chapters in Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Writings (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2019), chapters in Twenty-First Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2021), and reviews in The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley Region with her dog, spouse, and an ornery bearded dragon.
Dr. Robert Short earned his PhD from the University of Florida in 2017. His dissertation is titled Big Books: Addiction and Recovery in the Novels of David Foster Wallace. His work on Wallace has appeared in Normal 2015: Selected Works from the Second Annual David Foster Wallace Conference and on the website for James Ponsoldt’s film The End of the Tour.
Dominik Steinhilber is an academic staff member at the chair of American Literary and Cultural Studies of the University of Mannheim, Germany. His current research focuses on “The American Epic Novel in the Ulyssean Tradition,” where he investigates Wallace’s Infinite Jest and Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow with regard to their response to James Joyce’s Ulysses. He is the coordinator of the society’s Emerging Scholars Initiative.