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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.

Allard den Dulk is Lecturer in Philosophy, Literature, and Film at Amsterdam University College. He studied history and journalism at the University of Groningen and philosophy at VU University Amsterdam. He was Lecturer in Modern Philosophy and Aesthetics at VU before moving to AUC. He has published articles on philosophy, literature, and film. In 2012, he finished his dissertation, “‘Love Me Till My Heart Stops’: Existentialist Engagement in Contemporary American Literature,” a philosophical analysis of the fiction of David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers, and Jonathan Safran Foer. Parts of this dissertation and more information can be found at

Bradley J. Fest received his MFA in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh, where he is now a Visiting Instructor and PhD candidate studying nineteenth-through twenty-first-century American literature. He is currently working on his dissertation, “The Apocalypse Archive: American Literature and the Nuclear Bomb.” An essay on David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest will appear this fall in boundary 2, and an essay on nuclear criticism in the collection The Silence of Fallout: Nuclear Criticism in a Post-Cold War World is forthcoming. His poems have appeared in Spork, Open Thread, BathHouse, Flywheel, and elsewhere. He blogs at The Hyperarchival Parallax.

Adam Kelly is an Irish Research Council CARA Postdoctoral Mobility Fellow at Harvard University and University College Dublin. He has published articles on American literature in journals including Twentieth-Century Literature, Critique, Philip Roth Studies, and Phrasis, as well as in various essay collections. His first monograph, American Fiction in Transition: [End Page 364] Observer-Hero Narrative, the 1990s, and Postmodernism, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2013, and he is currently working on a second project entitled “Twenty-First-Century American Fiction and the New Sincerity.”

David Letzler lives in Queens, New York, and is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. In addition to the essay in this issue, he has an article out this fall in the Wallace Stevens Journal, as well as a piece in next year’s forthcoming collection Of Pynchon and Vice.

Philip Sayers is a PhD student in the English department at the University of Toronto. He works on contemporary American fiction and on literary theory, including psychoanalytic theory, structuralism, and post-structuralism. Before moving to Canada, he read English as an undergraduate at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He then studied comparative literature in University College London’s MA program, where his thesis was titled “Film in and around the Novel: David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest.” It is from this project that the paper in this issue was developed. He intends to continue his research on David Foster Wallace. [End Page 365]



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