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The Future of Scholarly Writing

Critical Interventions

Editors: Bammer, Angelika, Boetcher Joeres, Ruth-Ellen (Eds.)

  • A provocative discussion about the past, present, and uncertain future of academic writing.
  • Offering concrete strategies that can be easily adopted, this book shifts the approach to scholarship and scholarly writing by treating how we write as seriously as what we write
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About this book

This stimulating collection is the first to take on the issue of form and what it means to the future of scholarly writing. A wide range of distinguished scholars from fields including law, literature, and anthropology shed light on the ways scholars can write for different publics and still adhere to the standards of quality scholarship.

About the authors

Ruth Behar, University of Michigan, USA Michael Billig, Loughborough University, UK Rita Charon, Columbia University, USA Kate Nace Day, Suffolk University, USA Jane Gallop, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA Anna Grimshaw, Emory University, USA Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University, USA Ralph Hummel, Retired Scholar, USA Amy Kaminsky, University of Minnesota, USA Susan McClary, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Gyanendra Pandey, Emory University, USA Lisa Ruddick, University of Chicago, USA Naomi Scheman, University of Minnesota, USA Leo Spitzer, Columbia University, USA Carolyn Steedman, University of Warwick, UK Camilla Stivers, Cleveland State University, USA Paul Stoller, West Chester University, USA

Reviews

“Representing disciplines across the humanities and social and natural sciences … the contributors acknowledge the importance of scholarly norms and discuss tensions between compliance and what writers want to say, how they want to say it, audience expectations, and intended outcomes. In addition, the authors explain how they challenge these norms and call for legitimate space to successfully convey the message. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (D. Truty, Choice, Vol. 54 (3), November, 2016)

“This book offers ways to move onward and forward, into the future of academic writing, of writing and thinking in general, and of the kind of work we aim to do as politically engaged intellectuals, scholars, and writers. … While it is a book about academic writing, it is also very much an academic book and an example of scholarship at its best: it is politically engaged, it inspires, and it calls for further inquiry.” (Maria Stehle, Women in German, 2016)


'Bammer and Boetcher Joeres have thrown a party and invited all the coolest people. The result is an inspiring and forward-looking book that urges scholars in the humanities and social sciences to reimagine the staid conventions of academic discourse and to approach the challenges of scholarly writing in a spirit of poetry, playfulness, and joy.' Helen Sword, Professor and Director of Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR), The University of Auckland, New Zealand and author of Stylish Academic Writing

"This is a wonderful book, from beginning to end. By turns funny and serious, personal and professional, its ideas and its practices of writing slyly and lovingly reshape ideas about what scholarly writers do, and what they might do if they were free." - Eric Hayot, Professor of Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University, USA

"Bammer and Boetcher Joeres have thrown a party and invited all the coolest people. The result is an inspiring and forward-looking book that urges scholars in the humanities and social sciences to reimagine the staid conventions of academic discourse and to approach the challenges of scholarly writing in a spirit of poetry, playfulness, and joy." Helen Sword, Professor and Director of Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR), The University of Auckland, New Zealand

'This is a wonderful book, from beginning to end. By turns funny and serious, personal and professional, its ideas and its practices of writing slyly and lovingly reshape ideas about what scholarly writers do, and what they might do if they were free.' Eric Hayot, Professor of Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University, USA and the author of The Elements of Academic Style

"This is a profoundly important book. As universities face multiple crises, from corporatization on the inside to charges of irrelevance from the outside, it is essential that scholars give as much attention to how they write as to what they write. Scholarship, especially in the humanities, is at risk of becoming meaningless unless we can communicate what is important about our work to a wide range of readers inside and outside the academy. The contributors to this volume provide many worthwhile paths to guide academic writing into the future." - Elaine Tyler May, Professor of American Studies and History, University of Minnesota, USA and author of America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook $24.99
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Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52046-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Scholarly Writing
Book Subtitle
Critical Interventions
Editors
  • Angelika Bammer
  • Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Angelika Bammer & Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50596-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137505965
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52046-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-52053-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 251
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