Scholarly Publishing Series - Jerry Singerman

Scholarly Publishing at the Crossroads:
How Did We Get Here, and What Are the Ways Forward?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Ross-Blakley Hall Room 117

Please join us for an overview and conversation about the history of American university presses; how a conjunction of various forces has led to a huge, if crisis-driven, increase in the number of books published by university presses over the past four decades; why structural change seems inevitable; and what strengths of the old system we need to preserve and what pitfalls we need to avoid.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Jerome E. Singerman (Ph.D., Harvard) specializes in literary criticism and cultural studies, medieval and Renaissance studies, the history and theory of landscape architecture, history of the book, and Jewish studies, with nearly 40 years’ experience in editing and publishing award-winning scholarly monographs at Johns Hopkins University Press and the University of Pennsylvania Press, where he is currently Senior Humanities Editor. He has served as Co-Director of the Workshop in the History of Material Texts and on the Advisory Board of the Penn Humanities Forum and is a Councillor of the Medieval Academy of America.

Come for the talk on November 14 and then meet with Dr. Singerman on November 15

Graduate students: please join our guest for an informal conversation about converting your dissertation into a book Thursday, Nov. 15 from 11:00am-12:00pm, Coor Hall room 4457. Light refreshments will be served.

For faculty: meet the editor one-on-one to discuss your book project for potential publication at Penn (or to consult about other, potential publishers for your manuscript). Please indicate your availability Thursday, Nov. 15 between 8:30-11:00am for a dedicated, 20-30-minute consultation. More details will be provided by email after registration has closed, but scholars should be prepared to submit a prospectus and sample chapter by November 10.

Please be sure to Register for both events: the talk on November 14 and consultations on November 15.

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