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 holds a Ph.D.in American Studies from St. Louis University. He researches and teaches both content and practice courses on the history and practice of literary journalism in America, the historical relationship between journalism and American politics, the future of news in the digital age, and depictions of journalists in popular culture. 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.