I’m delighted to report that my essay, “Performing Scholarly Communication,” is once again freely available on the open web. The piece appeared in the January 2012 issue of the journal Text and Performance Quarterly but hasn’t much seen the light of day since then, subject to the publisher’s 18-month post-publication embargo. You can now read and respond to the complete piece on my other website, The Differences & Repetitions Wiki, where I host a variety of open source writing projects.
By the way, if you’re interested in scholarly communication, the history of cultural studies, or both, then you might want to check out another piece appearing on D&RW: “Working Papers in Cultural Studies, or, the Virtues of Gray Literature,” which I coauthored with Mark Hayward. It’s set to appear in the next issue of the journal New Formations. A version of the piece has existed on D&RW since March 2012, and in fact you can trace its development all the way through to today, when I posted the nicely-formatted, final version that Mark and I submitted for typesetting. Always, comments are welcome and appreciated. If you’d rather cut right to the chase, then you can download the uncorrected page proofs for the “WPCS” piece by clicking here.
Take some time to poke around D&RW, by the way. There are a bunch of other papers and projects there, some, but not all, having to do with the history and politics of scholarly communication.
Lastly, a note of thanks to all of you who tweeted, Facebooked, or otherwise spread the word about the final days of the free Late Age of Print download. I truly appreciate all of your support.