A Holocaust scholar and philosopher talks about writing, faculty retirement, and scholarly friendships.
Rita Felski on enjoyment, criticism, attachment, and the future of literary studies.
A Johns Hopkins historian, whose new book on Black women’s suffrage is out this month, shares the legal, academic, and artistic influences that come together in her work
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.”
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.
Sure, a first-year writing course can spur creativity or activism, but those are byproducts, not its main purpose.
"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.
How should we "count" public writing and service for tenure and promotion?