Graduate Course Description

Article Writing Workshop

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Time: Monday - 9:00 a.m.
Location: MU 302

Article Writing Workshop

Dana Luciano

This is one of those classes where the title tells you (almost) everything you need to know. Your goal for the semester will be the production and submission of a scholarly article to a peer-reviewed academic journal. The workshop will guide you through this process both conceptually and pragmatically. We will develop and polish student writing (building on previously written seminar or conference papers or dissertation chapters) into publishable form, select prospective journals in your field, submit your essay to one of these, and plan potential next steps. We will also think about the structures undergirding this process. What exactly is scholarly writing anyway? What is its purpose, its audience, its underlying assumptions? What makes for a good scholarly article? What distinguishes the various journals in your field and which one(s) should you target? How do editors make decisions about what goes into journals? How does peer review work? What happens after an article is accepted? And how can we approach this process as an occasion to learn more about what it is that we do as scholars, individually and collectively, as well as getting some writing done?