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Non-Academic Publishing for Humanities & the Social Sciences
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Stevphen Shukaitis is a Senior Lecturer in Culture & Organization at the University of Essex. He has worked in various aspects of publishing and media production, including independent book publishing, journalism, music and radio production, as well as writing for a range of non-academic venues. He is a member of the Autonomedia editorial collective and coordinates and edits Minor Compositions (http://www.minorcompositions.info). He is the author of Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Day (2009) and The Composition of Movements to Come: Aesthetics and Cultural Labor After the Avant-Garde (2016), and editor (with Erika Biddle and David Graeber) of Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigations // Collective Theorization (AK Press, 2007). His research focuses on the emergence of collective imagination in social movements and the changing compositions of cultural and artistic labor.
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As creating impact from research has come to be an increasingly important aspect of academic life it is essential that current PhD students develop a better grasp of non-academic publishing. This will enable them to develop plans to circulate their work in different and better ways, communicating with audiences that would not be possible otherwise. This will benefit their prospect a future academics, as well as develop skills that could be useful in extra and para-academic careers.
Nearly everyone in the humanities and social sciences wants to get their work read more broadly than is possible by only publishing in academic journals. The question and difficulty is how. This course will provide an introduction and overview to different parts of the non-academic publishing world, including writing for independent presses, magazines, art publications, and digital forms of writing. It will explore topics such as writing for varied audiences, adapting one’s writing style for different formats, the expectations in submission processes, and using different forms of publishing to develop an overall plan for circulating one’s ideas and work. We will also discuss the usage of social media in non-academic writing, coping with shorter writing and editing schedules, and the production of short forms of supporting media (such as videos and podcasts).
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
£200 - External academics and students
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East of England
Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination, Publishing , Humanities , Social Sciences , non-academic , audience , para-academic
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