Friday, March 3, 2017
Noon - 1:00 pm
Light lunch served beginning at 11:45
Free and open to the public
Join us for a discussion with professors Jedediah Purdy and Corey Robin, two scholars who write frequently for non-academic publications. What does it mean to write to "bring a public into being"? Why do this sort of writing? How does the practice of writing for a public affect other, more academic-focused forms of scholarly writing?
Read some of Corey Robin's public writing:
“How Intellectuals Create a Public.” The Chronicle Review (January 22, 2016), B10-14.
"Judith Butler as a Public Intellectual." (June 29, 2016), coreyrobin.com.
"From the Talmud to Judith Butler: Audiences as Co-Creators with -- and of -- the Public Intellectual." (July 2, 2016), coreyrobin.com.
Read some of Jed Purdy's public writing:
"Environmentalism Was Once a Social-Justice Movement." The Atlantic (December 7, 2016).
"What I Had Lost Was a Country". n+1 Magazine (December 20, 2016).
"America's New Opposition". The New Republic (February 1, 2017).