Diego Báez is a writer and educator whose poems, stories, and reviews have appeared in Granta, The Acentos Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He lives in Chicago and teaches at the City Colleges.
Corrie Baldauf is an Assistant Professor of Art at Eastern Michigan University. Her art practice is based out of a shared studio space in Corktown, Detroit. Baldauf’s art has appeared in German Art Magazine, Fukt: Magazine for Contemporary Drawing, Hyperallergic, Lufthansa Exclusive Magazine, HOHE Luft Magazine, and most recently in the digital architecture and design magazine, Designboom.
Matt Bucher is the co-host of The Great Concavity 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.
Ryan Edel is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing and Rhetoric at Illinois State University. Although he’d never admit this in polite company, he also writes science fiction. Usually the kind that would require a red beanie, or perhaps a black one. Ryan is the current chair the annual DFW Conference at ISU, and he serves as conference liaison to the DFW Society.
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 has a tiny whirlwind of a daughter named May.
Dave Laird (BA, BEd, MA) is the co-host of The Great Concavity 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. He is the author of Understanding Jonathan Lethem (University of South Carolina Press, 2015). 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.
Nick Maniatis is the owner of The Howling Fantods, a website dedicated to promoting the works of David Foster Wallace since 1997. He is also an English literature teacher at Campbell High School in Canberra, Australia.
Ryan Marnane is a doctoral candidate in the Salve Regina University Humanities PhD program and teaches interdisciplinary studies for the department of Cultural, Environmental, and Global Studies. He’s also an adjunct professor for the department of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University and instructor of Humanities for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Office of Engineering Outreach Programs. His most recent writing on Wallace was published with Nienman Storyboard last November, and he will be participating in the “David Foster Wallace and The Fiction of the World” seminar at the Northeast MLA conference in Baltimore this March. He lives in Providence, RI.
Dr. Tony McMahon is a published novelist and journalist with a PhD from RMIT University. He has presented papers on David Foster Wallace at several conferences including Infinite Wallace in Paris, DFW15, and DFW16. In September of 2017 he will chair Australia’s first ever conference devoted to Wallace, OzWallace 2017.
Ándrea Laurencell Sheridan is an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Orange (New York). She earned an MA in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU and an MA in English from SUNY New Paltz. In addition to Wallace, her interests include 21st-century American fiction, metafiction, metamodernism, metamaterialism, metametaism, and her pit bull, Sadie. She is a frequent contributor to HyperReality.
Dr. Robert Short earned his PhD at 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.