SPRING 2012


BOOK TWO: WRITING THE SECOND SCHOLARLY BOOK

William Germano

Enrollment by invitation only to UM Faculty

May 18, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CAS GALLERY / WESLEY HOUSE 
Workshop leader: William Germano, author 
From Dissertation to Book and Getting It Published

This half-day seminar will begin at 9:30 am, continue through a working lunch, and conclude at 2:00 p.m.

For most writers, the second book is more than the first book written on a different subject. The first book is most often the revision of the dissertation, the last professionalizing gesture in one’s academic training. The second book is something else: Book Two is both not that revised dissertation and also something new and independent. Writing Book Two is not an exercise in repetition. So what exactly is it?

Such questions are central to the ongoing production of academic knowledge. How should one think about the second book? And just as important, how to get it written?

All enrolled participants should have completed one book, have begun to think about a second book project, and come prepared to participate in discussion.

Maximum enrollment: twenty participants.

Each participant is invited to submit a book proposal (5-10 pages) and c.v. The proposal should include a narrative description of the intended project, a guide to structure (chapters and some indication of their scope and contents), and details on market (competition, comparable titles of interest). Materials should be sent to Zureyka Carsi, the Center for the Humanities,humanities@miami.edu in Word files (proposals should not be in pdfs) no later than April 18, 2012.

PHOTOS:




WORKSHOP FOR WRITING GRANT PROPOSALS FOR POSTDOCS AND DISSERTATION COMPLETION FELLOWSHIPS

Renée Fox (English), Karl Gunter (History), Pamela Hammons (English), Mary Lindemann (History), and Gema Pilar Perez-Sanchez (MLL)

Friday March 2, 2012  2:00 - 4:00pm

CAS GALLERY

Materials for Workshop:

  1. The Art of Writing Proposals, by Adam Przeworski and Frank Solomon
  2. Major extra mural funding agencies for graduate students and post-doctoral students (ACLS/Mellon, APA, Fulbright, etc.)
  3. Selection of in-residence post-doctoral fellowships
  4. Selection of funding opportunities to conduct research at specific libraries
  5. Funding Opportunities in Spain
  6. Sample 1 of winning application from the ACLS/Mellon competition of 2011
  7. Sample 2 of winning application from the ACLS/Mellon competition of 2011
  8. The ACLS/Mellon letter detailing the evaluation criteria for evaluators
  9. Sample Listings of Postdocs from October 2011 English MLA Job Information List
  10. Postdoc Advice 2011
  11. NEH Evaluation Criteria

Post-doc fellowship opportunities:
http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/studentgrantsfellowships/ 

UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellowships:
http://www.spo.berkeley.edu/Fund/hpostdoc.html 

University of Maryland College of Arts & Humanities fellowships:
http://www.arhu.umd.edu/graduate/fellowships/database/upcoming?field eligibility value many to one

Harvard Post-docs:
http://gsasgrants.fas.harvard.edu/pdg.cgi

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