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The Pleasure of Producing Good Sentences

With Aaron Sachs
September 11th, 2015
3:00 PM

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Old Chemistry Building 011

2:00-3:30 pm

Scholarly Writing Workshop: The Pleasure of Producing Good Sentences

Featuring Aaron Sachs (Cornell University)

Academic writers typically evaluate their work at the level of ideas or arguments.  But there is no indication of your thoughts beyond the sentences you use to capture them. What happens when we shift our attention to the careful crafting of each individual sentence? Can there be rhythm and music in scholarly prose?  

This workshop is open to all faculty and graduate students. Space is limited. To register, email writingprogram@duke.edu by Wednesday, September 9th. This workshop is sponsored by the TWP Faculty Write Program, PAL, and the  Forum for Scholars and Publics.

 

 

Aaron Sachs

Cornell University

Aaron Sachs maintains a focus on nature and culture: he wanders through parks, cemeteries, and wilderness areas, stares at landscape paintings and photographs, and re-reads Thoreau, all in an effort to figure out how ideas about nature have changed over time and how those changes have mattered in the western world. Dr. Sachs serves as the faculty sponsor of a radical underground organization at Cornell called Historians Are Writers, which brings together graduate students who believe that academic writing can be moving on a deeply human level.