Happy to be a part of The Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace, edited by the esteemed Ralph Clare. I wrote a piece on “Wallace’s Nonfiction.” Also pleased to have my “‘Homer is my role model'” essay about Pynchon and The Simpsons appear in Thomas Pynchon, Sex, and Gender, edited by Ali Chetwynd, Joanna Freer, and Georgios Maragos and published by the U. of Georgia Press.
I gave the keynote address at the David Foster Wallace Conference at Illinois State University on June 9, 2017: “‘We’ve been inside what we wanted all along’: Immanence and David Foster Wallace.” The just-published article on which the talk was based is previewable here, part of Brynnar Swenson, ed., Literature and the Encounter with Immanence (Brill, 2017).
I also had a great time talking with Matt Bucher and Dave Laird of The Great Concavity podcast about Balancing Books and all things Wallace.
David Foster Wallace’s Balancing Books: Fictions of Value. Columbia University Press, 2017.
Pynchon’s Against the Day: A Corrupted Pilgrim’s Guide. Co-edited with Christopher Leise. University of Delaware Press, 2011.
“‘A City of the Future’: Gravity’s Rainbow and the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair” (in Twentieth-Century Literature)
“Collision, Illinois: David Foster Wallace and the Value of Insurance” (in Modern Fiction Studies)
“‘A terrible inertia’: Thomas Pynchon’s Cold War History of 9/11 and the War on Terror in Bleeding Edge” (in Reflecting 9/11, eds. Heather E. Pope and Victoria M. Bryan)
“On the Red Couch: Breaking Bad and the Refusal of Therapy” (in Breaking Down Breaking Bad: Critical Perspectives, eds. Matt Wanat and Leonard Engel)