Josh Roiland is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication & Journalism and a CLAS-Honors Preceptor of Journalism in the Honors College at the University of Maine. Roiland is a cultural historian of the American news media, who researches and IMG_7288teaches course on the political significance of literary journalism, the relationship between journalism and democratic processes, depictions of the press in popular culture, and the future of news production and consumption in the digital age. Roiland received his Ph.D. in American Studies from St. Louis University in 2011. He is currently working on two book manuscripts The Elements of Literary Journalism: The Political Promise of Narrative News and The Rest is Silence: The Unexplored Nonfiction of David Foster Wallace. 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, and prior to that he was a SAGES Teaching Fellow at Case Western Reserve University, where he was a 2012 nominee for Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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  1. Hi Josh – I came across your review of “The Last Love Song” in the Washington Post. It was lovely! I’ve never read Didion, but I plan to now. Thanks so much for an enjoyable read!

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