Writing Retreats: Community, consultations, and coffee!

By Katina|February 5, 2018|Announcements, Event Recap, FI Events|0 comments

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first Writing Retreat. The room was friendly but focused, and even included a spontaneous Scrivener/Zotero workshop in a nearby office. We hope you will join us for our next retreat on Monday, March 5 from 1-4 p.m. in The Graduate Center’s room 3317. One-on-one consultations will be offered by the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development; bring your questions and work-in-progress

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Putting the Humanities Ph.D. to Work

By Katina|January 9, 2018|Research|0 comments

I’m excited to announce that Putting the Humanities Ph.D. to Work: Theory, Practice, and Models for Thriving Beyond the Classroom is in contract with Duke University Press. The book is a project that I have been working on in one way or another ever since working with the Scholarly Communication Institute and the Scholars’ Lab at UVa. The book will be a solid discussion of career pathways for humanities Ph.D.’s, from nuts

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Announcing Writing Retreats at the Graduate Center

By Katina|January 8, 2018|Announcements|0 comments

The Futures Initiative is pleased to announce a series of Writing Retreats to be held in room 3317 at the Graduate Center. This is a great way to take the sometimes-isolating act of writing and bring it into community. Beat writer’s block, meet writing partners, try out ideas, get feedback—and most of all, set aside dedicated time to write. WHEN: Mondays, 1-4pm (February 5, March 5, April 9, May 7)

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From Dissertation to First Book with Ken Wissoker and Kalle Westerling

By Kalle Westerling|November 27, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

In the Thursday Dialogue, “From Dissertation to First Book,” Ken Wissoker (Editorial Director of Duke University Press and Director of Intellectual Publics at the Graduate Center) in conversation with Kalle Westerling (Futures Initiative Fellow) discussed best practices for doctoral students who intend to turn their dissertations into books. Drawing on Ken’s long-standing expertise in academic publishing, the conversation touched on a variety of topics: What is the difference between a

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Textless Writing and Pedagogies of Trance

By Hilarie Ashton|March 12, 2015|Reflection|1 comments

On Friday, I presented some of my current research at the CUNY GC’s English Student Association annual conference. I’m developing a writing process activity called textless writing, which is writing about a text without initially referring to that text. I see it as a way to have people tune more in with memory and with their own affective (and maybe somatic) responses by setting aside the text’s authority and trying to establish

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