The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies

Call for Papers:

Published by The International David Foster Wallace Society, The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies is a double-blind, peer-reviewed print journal aimed at the international academic and professional communities engaged with Wallace’s work. The goal of the journal is to publish the most recent scholarship in the development of Wallace Studies and to encourage and identify new lines of inquiry for the discipline.

Researchers, practitioners, and independent scholars are invited to share their views on the current trends, challenges, and state of Wallace Studies, as well as on potential future directions that situate Wallace in larger contexts and conversations. We highly encourage non-traditional forms of scholarship. The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies is particularly interested in working closely with emerging scholars and writers.

The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies is also interested in publishing a number of themed special issues in the future. Contributors who wish to collaborate on such issues should email the editor.

Article submissions:

We invite researchers, teachers, and independent or interdisciplinary scholars of Wallace’s work to contribute to The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies. We welcome papers exploring Wallace’s relationship to and impact on the wider culture beyond writing, including, but not limited to, the arts, ethnography, sociology, politics, fashion, history, musicology, and pedagogy. We particularly encourage papers discussing regional and international differentiation in Wallace Studies, as well as papers that read Wallace’s work through more traditional critical lenses such as approaches that explore intersections between Wallace and race, Wallace and gender, Wallace and global politics, and Wallace in relation to other authors.

Articles should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length, be devoid of any identification of the author’s name (except on the cover sheet), follow Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition, and use U.S. English.

Potential contributors should send a 200-word abstract to the editor, Dr. Clare Hayes-Brady, at