Earlier this summer Desiree Rowe and Ben Myers, whose podcast The Critical Lede I cannot say enough good things about, invited me to contribute to a journal forum they’re editing on “The Performative Possibilities of New Media.” Given my interest in the politics of scholarly communication, I immediately jumped at the chance to participate.
Composing the essay took a little longer than I’d expected, but I think I’ve got a respectable version of the piece now in hand. It’s called “Performing Scholarly Communication,” and it reflects on the origins and possible futures of academic periodical publishing.
This is where you come in. I’ve posted the draft essay to one of my project sites, The Differences & Repetitions Wiki (a.k.a., D&RW), in the hopes those of you reading this might be kind enough to offer some feedback. You’ll find “Performing Scholarly Communication” on the site, along with other essays I’ve worked on over the years. Don’t hesitate to comment anonymously — I’m completely cool with that — and definitely take some time to poke around a bit. Oh, and by the way, the piece is pretty short, so it won’t take you very long to read.Movie A Dog’s Purpose (2017)
If you’re already familiar with D&RW, it’s likely that things will look a little different to you. That’s because over the summer I moved and totally rebuilt the site. I used to host it on Wikidot, but the influx of advertising there became so much that I felt compelled to relocate. D&RW now links directly off of my other blog, Difference & Repetitions, which I also moved this summer from Google Blogger to its own domain. I guess you could say that “Performing Scholarly Communication” marks the (dant-dant-daah!) GRAND OPENING of the new D&RW. Enjoy.
Thanks in advance, wise crowd, for reading and commenting on the piece. I hope you find something in there that intrigues you.