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OzWallace 2017 Excitement

I can't believe how close we are to the OzWallace 2017! The first Australian David Foster Wallace conference, September 1-3 2017.

Have you registered yet? I'll be there.

I get to visit my favourite (big) city in Australia, Melbourne. I can't wait.


Why should you join us there?



OzWallace 2017 Web Page and CFP Extension to June 30

Only a few days left to get your proposals in. Don't forget!

Call For Papers Deadline Extended to June 30 2017!

A slight extension to the OzWallace 2017 CFP has been announced, so if you're keen to present your David Foster Wallace paper at OzWallace you've got a tiny extension to get your paper proposal in.

Details can be found in the previous OzWallace 2017 call for papers post or over at the OzWallace 2017 Facebook page.


OzWallace 2017 Web Page

In addition you can now visit the official OzWallace web page over at where you can register and pay for the conference.

I'm attending and hope to see and meet many of you there.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 23:15

The Great Concavity Podcast - Live!

The Great Concavity podcast live from #DFW17 is live right now on Facebook.

I'll post and tweet when it's live.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 June 2017 08:32

One of the Best Things About DFW Society

One of the best things to come from the International David Foster Wallace Society is the Diversity Team.


Check out the posts so far:

Look out for members at #DFW1!


DFW17 Tomorrow!

Big shout out to everyone attending DFW17, the fourth annual David Foster Wallace, at Illinois State University over the next three days!

All kinds of exciting things happening! Be sure to follow @DFWConference on Twitter and use the hashtag #DFW17

Check out the panel schedule for DFW17 right here.

In addition, The Great Concavity podcast will be broadcasting live on Facebook from 5:30-6:30 PM (CDT) on Friday the 9th!

More soon!

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 June 2017 14:48

The Great Concavity - Ep 28

Great episode with Lucas Thompson the author of, Global Wallace: David Foster Wallace and World Literature. Lucas will also deliver the plenary address at the OzWallace conference in Melbourne, Australia, later this year!

Episode 28Discussing DFW with Lucas Thompson


(Follow the show on twitter @ConcavityShow and subscribe to the podcast here)

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 June 2017 14:33

OzWallace 2017 - Lucas Thompson + CFP Deadline

Exciting news for OzWallace 2017!

Lucas Thompson

First up, Lucas Thompson, author of the recently released Global Wallace: David Foster Wallace and World Literature will deliver the plenary address at the conference in Melbourne this coming September. (Oh, and here's something by Lucas Thompson about DFW and 'Blurbspeak' from the LARB that I enjoyed a while back.)

I am super excited about the breadth and depth of Wallace Studies we'll see at the conference! Keep in mind that in addition to Lucas Thompson, David Hering is presenting the conference keynote.


Call For Papers Deadline - May 1 2017

Also, don't forget that the OzWallace 2017 CFP deadline is approaching quickly, the due date is May 1 2017 - yep, 10-ish days away. Get those proposals in ASAP.

Details in my previous OzWallace 2017 call for papers post or over at the OzWallace 2017 Facebook page.



In other news, RMIT's non/fictionLAB has joined as a co-badging sponsor for the conference. Read more about non/fictionLAB here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:55

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