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Seminars on Academic Publishing in the Humanities

Date: Thursday April 23, 2009

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Barbara De Marco, Editor-in-chief, Romance Philology, University of California, Berkeley

For Gaduate Students
“Academic Publishing: A Guide for the Perplexed.
An introduction to the intricacies of preparing a text for publishing in academic journals.

For Junior Faculty
“The Etiquette of the Text.” A discussion of the conventional rules and practices that are followed in the preparation of academic texts for publication.

Barbara De Marco has been writing and editing academic prose for over thirty years. She has frequently addressed questions on publishing in the humanities at conferences and seminars. In two sessions, separately designed for junior faculty and graduate students, she will share her insights into the process of preparing articles for publication in an academic journal.

Both seminar sessions are designed to leave ample time for questions from the participants. In the course of her presentations, she will discuss several of the more common crimes and misdemeanors that are committed in the preparation of a text for publication.

Topics to be covered include:

  • the why and how of academic journals;
  • the pros and cons of writing book reviews;
  • the value of peer criticism;
  • the difference between term papers, dissertation chapters, and publishable articles;
  • the finer points of bibliography and notes;
  • the threat of ever-looming deadlines;
  • the insatiable desire for revisions.

Sponsored by the TRC Professors as Writers Program and the Department of History.

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