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New Scholarly Texts, New Scholarly Practices

A discussion with Kathleen Fitzpatrick on digital networked texts, scholarly publishing and the future of peer review

Friday, February 4, 2011
Center for Digital Scholarship
Watson Library 455
11:30am – 12:30pm

This will be an informal discussion session. Professor Fitzpatrick will provide a brief introduction and then open the floor for discussion. For background information, please see Professor Fitzpatrick’s article:

“CommentPress: New (Social) Structures for New (Networked) Texts.” Journal of Electronic Publishing 10.3. Fall 2007.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College, in Claremont, California. She is author of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, published in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Press, and of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, forthcoming from NYU Press and available for open peer review online. She is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, and has published articles and notes in journals including the Journal of Electronic PublishingPMLAContemporary Literature, and Cinema Journal.

Professor Fitzpatrick will also be giving a presentation on “Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy” at the Hall Center for the Humanities on Thursday, February 3 at 3:30 p.m.


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