The Writing Life of Scholars
A talk for faculty and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences
What does a beginning scholar imagine writing to be? How is that writing integrated into one’s professional life? And what does it mean to be a professional scholarly writer anyway? Can’t I just be a professor? This talk will consider specific issues of professional knowledge every faculty member needs to possess.
The talk will also explore ways in which writing is central not only to professional advancement (the what, why, and when of scholarly writing) but ways in which writing is capable of helping scholars fulfill both their own ambitions and the bigger job of engaging society more broadly.
The audience is encouraged to come with questions for the speaker.
Sponsored by the TRC Professors as Writers Program and the College of Arts and Sciences.