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66. The Semipublic Intellectual? Academia, Criticism, and the Internet Age

Thursday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Chicago H, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Liliana M. Loofbourow, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Phillip Maciak, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge

Speakers: Natalia Cecire, Yale Univ.; Hua Hsu, Vassar Coll.; Evan Kindley, Claremont McKenna Coll.; Sharon Marcus, Columbia Univ.; Anne Helen Petersen, Whitman Coll.; Salamishah Tillet, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Session Description:

This roundtable seeks to address both the possibilities and the professional anxieties brought about by the new boom in online academic writing. Representing a diverse array of writing and editing experiences in and out of the profession, the panelists will be in a unique position to reflect on the goals and realities of taking scholarship to new publics.


  • General Literature – Electronic Technology (Teaching, Research, and Theory)

  • The Profession – Publishing and Editing

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