Thursday, April 19, 2018
12 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
RSVP to Holly_Case@brown.edu.
Light lunch buffet lunch will be available.
In the last decade there’s been a noticeable increase in the number of academics—both faculty and graduate students—writing for periodicals, from The Nation, The Point, and the New York Review of Books to the Los Angeles Review of Books, Jacobin, and The New Yorker. We’ve organized a panel discussion for those seeking practical advice on the "why" and "how" of making the leap to general-interest magazines.
All panelists are magazine editors and/or writers with post-graduate degrees who have made the transition from writing for an academic audience to a non-academic one. Panelists include:
John Palattella, moderator: contributing editor, The Point; editor at large, The Nation; former literary editor, The Nation
Jon Baskin, founding editor, The Point; Brown University, BA, 2003 (English and History)
Jesse McCarthy, associate editor, The Point; recent PhD in English, Princeton University
Jana Prikryl, senior editor, New York Review of Books
Elias Muhanna, Manning Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University; contributing writer, The New Yorker online
Co-sponsored by the Dean of Faculty, the Cogut Institute for the Humanities, and the Department of History