DFW17: Submit General Proposal
Please submit your proposals here for scholarly presentations the works of David Foster Wallace or Contemporary Literature and Culture. And please be assured that the DFW Conference also welcomes proposals that are not directly tied to the works of David Foster Wallace. As the theme "Legacies of Complexity" signals, we wish to emphasize that interrelationships between an author's work and the larger ecology of writing are not always entirely clear. Investigation and conversation often lead to new and unexpected connections.
Institution / Affiliation
Proposal Info - General Submissions
Individual Submission (1 presenter)
50-Minute Panel (2-3 presenters)
75-Minute Panel (3-4 presenters)
Multiple Panels (4 or more presenters)
For panel proposals, please list the names, position titles, and institutions of each panelist, including your own.
If your presentation features direct references or examination of one of Wallace's works, please select "DFW Studies." Otherwise, please select "Contemporary Literature and Culture." Your choice here will not affect the likelihood of acceptance - we only use this to help match presenters to panels.
Contemporary Literature and Culture
Please provide 150-300 words describing your presentation - for panel proposals, you may include an additional 100 words for each additional presenter. Be sure to reference the scholars, theories, and other works that inform your research. You may include the text of your abstract in the text of the full proposal.
Please provide a 50-word abstract for our printed program. For panel proposals, you may include an additional 25 words for each additional presenter.
Please include a 50-word bio for each presenter. We prefer that bios are written in the third person.
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