Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 12:34
Some interesting looking publications on the horizon, particularly (for me) the one due from Clare Hayes-Brady. Pretty much everything she has written about Wallace that I've read I love, hopefully we'll be able to pick up a non-academic or ebook version...
(Thanks to Dan for the email earlier in the week!)
Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 12:05
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 22:16
UPDATE: Last day for abstract submisisons!
Some more interesting news in the world of Wallace Studies. Read and follow the links below to the call for papers for a special David Foster Wallace issue of the journal, Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon.
Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon –an open access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon, related authors, and adjacent fields– will publish a special issue dedicated to David Foster Wallace. The editors for this issue, Dr. Tony Venezia, Dr. Xavier Marco del Pont, and Edward Jackson, welcome articles that consider any number of topics related to David Foster Wallace’s body of work, which might include, but are in no way limited to:
Wallace and canonicity
Periodizing Wallace (the long 1990s, ‘post-postmodernism,’ etc.)
Wallace’s influences (Pynchon, DeLillo, Barth, Gaddis, etc.)
Wallace’s influence (Egan, Franzen, Diaz, Eggers, etc.)
Archival Research and Wallace’s sources
Gender and sexuality in Wallace
Race and ethnicity in Wallace
Ethics, Philosophy, and Wallace
Wallace on pop culture, Wallace in pop culture
Political implications of Wallace’s work
Wallace’s journalism and essays
Aesthetics (Wallace as novelist, short story writer, etc.)
Article abstracts (300-500 words) and a brief CV can be submitted to the “David Foster Wallace Special Issue” online and should be uploaded by April 30th 2015. Submissions with detailed outlines or in draft form will be given stronger consideration. Completed essays of 5000-8000 words must be submitted by 31st July in accordance with the submission guidelines of Orbit. Brief queries to Tony Venezia, Xavier Marco del Pont, and Edward Jackson are welcome, should there be questions about appropriate submission topics. Please note that invitation to submit a full essay does not guarantee inclusion in the issue. Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon is run by academics and supports its open access nature through university grants; there are no author fees.
All the information you need can be found right here.
Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015 13:02
Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 23:16
This Thursday, April 2nd. 3pm - 9pm, David Foster Wallace and the Ethics of Writing
This interdisciplinary symposium, organized by Gallatin professors Gregory Erickson and Scott Korb, brings together scholars, authors, students, and actors to explore the ethical and moral side of writing through the work of David Foster Wallace. Comprising five events, diverse in format and approach, the symposium will engage topics including Wallace and religion, Wallace and race, and the ethics of biographical writing. The final event will be an excerpt from director Daniel Fish’s acclaimed theater piece based on audio recordings of Wallace, to be performed by Mary Rasmussen and Jenny Seastone. Participants include Maria Bustillos (Dorkismo: The Macho of the Dork as well as The Awl, The New Yorker and more - Nick),Samuel Cohen (The Legacy of David Foster Wallace), Paul Elie (Reinventing Bach), D.T. Max (Every Love Story is A Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace), David Lipsky (Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace), editor Matthew Sitman, and Kevin Timpe (Free Will).
This event is hosted by New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Gallatin Writing Program, with co-sponsorship from NYU’s Creative Writing Program.
Schedule of Events and RSVP here.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:33
This looks interesting! Due in April, a new collection about the philosophy of David Foster Wallace Edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert (editor of Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will)
"The book Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will, published in 2010 by Columbia University Press, presented David Foster Wallace's challenge to Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism. In this anthology, notable philosophers engage directly with that work and assess Wallace's reply to Taylor as well as other aspects of Wallace's thought.With an introduction by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert, this collection includes essays by William Hasker (Huntington University), Gila Sher (University of California, San Diego), Marcello Oreste Fiocco (University of California, Irvine), Daniel R. Kelly (Purdue University), Nathan Ballantyne (Fordham University), Justin Tosi (University of Arizona), and Maureen Eckert. These thinkers explore Wallace's philosophical and literary work, illustrating remarkable ways in which his philosophical views influenced and were influenced by themes developed in his other writings, both fictional and nonfictional. Together with Fate, Time, and Language, this critical set unlocks key components of Wallace's work and its traces in modern literature and thought." via Columbia University Press.
Pre-order now: Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace Edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert.
Columbia University Press site here.