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Friday, March 3, 2017
Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chem 011)
PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1!
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.
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 —”the book that predicted Trump” (The New Yorker)—and Fear: The History of a Political Idea. His articles have appeared in the London Review of Books, Harper’s, The New York Times, The Nation, and the American Political Science Review. He is currently writing a book on Clarence Thomas and is also at work on a larger project about the political theory of capitalism. Robin is an active blogger, both at his eponymous blog and at Crooked Timber, and a contributing editor at Jacobin. He and his work have been profiled in the The New York Times (“the quintessential public intellectual for the digital age”), the Chronicle of Higher Education (“one of academe’s most persistent brawlers”), and Tablet (“a Sartre for the social-media age”). Robin has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, and other media outlets.