Editing Your Manuscript: Arts and Humanities Edition

You began with a research question or an idea, and developed it through a series of notes and drafts; at some point you have a manuscript, and you are ready for the next big step: publication. The process of writing and editing a manuscript can be daunting, time consuming, overwhelming, maybe even baffling. Come join the conversation as we explore individual works and perspectives from published scholars who will share their experiences on drafting and editing manuscripts for publication. Our panelists will be Harriet Murav and Brett Kaplan.

Harriet Murav is the Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies in Comparative and World Literature, as well as the editor of Slavic Review. Professor Murav has published widely on Russian literature, with an emphasis on Yiddish language works. She is currently working on two monographs: one she describes as “a study of the Yiddish author David Bergelson in the context of early twentieth century theoretical and artistic inquiries about memory, time, and consciousness,” and the other as “a study of literary works in Yiddish and Russian, focusing on the textual, linguistic, ideological, and racialized production of the Jew’s difference in Soviet Russia.”

Brett Kaplan is Professor in Comparative and World Literature, and a Conrad Humanities Scholar. Her publications have focused on Holocaust representation in literature and art, and she is the Director of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. She also researches Jewish American literature, with her most recent monograph being a study of Philip Roth’s novels.

Date: October 12, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Place Main Library Building, Room 106.

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