Josh Roiland is a journalism professor and writer at the University of Maine. Roiland is a cultural historian of the American news media, who holds a Ph.D.in American Studies from St. Louis University. He researches and teaches courses on the history and practice of literary journalism, the historical relationship between journalism and American politics, and the nonfiction of David Foster Wallace. He is currently working on the monograph The Rest is Silence: The Unexplored Nonfiction of David Foster Wallace, and a collection of personal essays called The Speaking Length. Roiland publishes both scholarship and popular pieces in venues like the Washington Post, Longreads, Nieman Storyboard, and A24 Films (in conjunction with the release of the David Foster Wallace biopic The End of the Tour). He has been a guest on Maine Public Radio’s “Maine Calling” and has appeared with his class on the popular DFW podcast “The Great Concavity.” Before coming to Maine, Roiland was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies and the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy at the University of Notre Dame.