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Call for Proposals:
The Fourth Annual International
David Foster Wallace Conference
Theme: Legacies of Complexity
June 8-10, 2017
Illinois State University
Adlai E. Stevenson Hall
300 South School Street
Normal, Illinois 61761
The Fourth Annual DFW Conference will explore the diversity of perspectives surrounding Wallace’s literary and scholarly legacy. We are accepting general submissions under the following categories:
We encourage proposals considering, but not limited to: innovative/experimental literature; the future of literature and/or publishing; digital vs. traditional publishing/literature; the field of publishing in relation to contemporary literature and/or culture; and creative works exhibiting any of the above issues and/or engaging their subjects from original, committed, and humane perspectives. Works in all creative forms and mediums will be considered.
To further explore themes connecting Wallace’s work to the broad horizons of English Studies and the Humanities, we’ve introduced the following Special Sessions. Works addressing the following topics are highly encouraged (suggested works by Wallace are included in parentheses):
Submission Guidelines: Proposal Deadline December 10, 2016
Please submit your proposals through our online proposal form at WallaceConference.com. We require a 150-300-word proposal, a 50-word program abstract, and a 50-word bio. For creative works, we require submission of a current draft of the full text. Presenters may take part in up to two panels.