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Workshop: Writing to Create a Public

Corey Robin
March 3rd, 2017
2:30 PM


Banner image: Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1846). "To The Public." Holograph MS, unsigned, undated. The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chem 011)

2:30-4:00 pm


Duke University faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to participate in this workshop featuring Professor Corey Robin. An active blogger (for his own blog and for the Crooked Timber collective) and writer for such outlets as The Nation, The London Review of Books, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dissent, and Boston Review, Robin will talk about strategies for reshaping scholarly work for a non-specialist audience and using the skills and insights developed through academic research to create and animate public discussion. Attendees should come prepared to discuss their own (informal) proposals for public-focused writing projects. Please note this is a workshop/participatory event that is not open to the general public.

Earlier in the day, Robin will be in discussion with Duke Law professor Jedediah Purdy in an open-to-the-public program.

Helpful advance reading:

How Intellectuals Create a Public.” The Chronicle Review (January 22, 2016), B10-14.


Co-sponsored by the Duke University Graduate School, the Faculty Write Program, the Thompson Writing Program, and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Corey Robin

Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center

Corey Robin is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin...

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