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The Digital Futures of Scholarship

March 19, 2014, 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Chanin Center Insdorf Screening Room, B126 West


Presented by:
Kathleen FitzpatrickDirector of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association and Visiting Research Professor of English at NYU

In this Provost's Special Event, Kathleen Fitzpatrick will focus on ways that certain of our scholarly processes (particular aspects of research and writing) have, over the last 25 years, become fully digital, while other of our processes (especially publishing) have only more gradually begun to make those transitions. The presentation will then approach the kinds of work that we’ll need to do in order to make the digital future of these aspects of scholarship as productive as possible.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association and Visiting Research Professor of English at NYU. She is author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (NYU Press, 2011) and of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006). She is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, where she has led a number of experiments in open peer review and other innovations in scholarly publishing.