Marshall Boswell is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Rhodes College. He is the author of two works of literary scholarship: John Updike's Rabbit Tetralogy: Mastered Irony in Motion (University of Missouri Press) and Understanding David Foster Wallace (University of South Carolina Press). He is also the author of two works of fiction, the story collection Trouble with Girls (2003), available in paperback from Bantam Dell, and a novel, Alternative Atlanta (2005), published by Delacorte Press. He recently finished a new novel titled Red State Blue. With Stephen Burn, he has also edited a collection of essays titled A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies, due out in 2013 from Palgrave.
Stephen J. Burn is the author or editor of five books, including Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism (2008) and Conversations with David Foster Wallace (2012). His essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, the New York Times Book Review, the Paris Review, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Yale Review. He is Associate Professor at Northern Michigan University.
Ralph Clare teaches twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature at Boise State University. He has essays forthcoming on Richard Powers (Critique), William Gaddis (Studies in the Novel), and Kurt Vonnegut (Critical Insights on Kurt Vonnegut). His current book project is Fictions Ltd.: The Corporation in Postmodern American Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture.
Toon Staes is affiliated with the Department of English Literature of the University of Antwerp, where he works as a doctoral fellow of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO). He has published on contemporary American literature and narrative theory. Together with Luc Herman, he is currently editing a special issue of English Studies on the posthumous publication of David Foster Wallace's The Pale King.
Andrew Warren is Assistant Professor of English at Harvard University, specializing in Romanticism. His first book project, currently under reader review, is entitled "Populous Solitudes: the Orient and the Young Romantics." He has also recently found himself thinking about narrative technique, and he has written forthcoming articles on Ann Radcliffe and James Joyce for The [End Page 483] Eighteenth Century: Theory & Interpretation and the James Joyce Quarterly, respectively. This particular piece was inspired by a course he teaches at Harvard, "David Foster Wallace & Environs."
Conley Wouters is a PhD student in the English Department at Brandeis University, where he teaches undergraduate writing seminars on rap music and, beginning in spring 2013, David Foster Wallace. He works on contemporary American fiction and is interested in digital humanities, the encyclopedic novel, and the intersection between politics and technology in the American novel. [End Page 484]