Rita Felski on enjoyment, criticism, attachment, and the future of literary studies.
A Harvard social historian of the African diaspora and Atlantic slavery seeks to tell unfamiliar stories “without letting the power of anti-Blackness stand in for Black history.”
‘For some academics, inaccessibility is the coin of the realm. For some, you prove your expertise by restricting your own legibility to as few people as possible.’
Popular writing should be as rigorous as scholarship — but much easier to read
A professor of library science offers advice on how to locate high-quality digital course materials for instructors planning more remote instruction.
Editors and leaders of scholarly presses talk about the impact of Covid-19 on publishing in the months ahead.
What’s it like for an academic to see his book turn into a movie starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon?
Repeat this mantra if you are struggling with revisions: We all need editors, all the time.
How to decide which mainstream publications to pitch your essay to, and how to ask about the money.
"Since I was in graduate school, I have had a problem with the exclusive use of the third-person voice."
A new series, The Public Writing Life, offers practical advice for academics on writing for a general audience.
A new series, “The Public Writing Life,” offers practical advice for academics on writing for a general audience.
Here’s what to consider as you practice introducing your work to potential publishers.
How should we "count" public writing and service for tenure and promotion?
It’s hard enough to get a tenure-track job now but your odds are even longer with too many of the wrong kinds of publications.