Behind the Curtain: Demystifying Scholarly Publishing |
Humanities faculty interested in publishing scholarly books and articles are invited to this presentation by Dr. Laurie Matheson, director of the University of Illinois Press. The session will include plentiful tips on preparing a proposal, approaching an editor, and navigating the peer review and revision process; advice on revising a dissertation; and insights on the current, rapidly evolving publishing landscape. Bring your colleagues and your questions to this informative and enlightening session!
Laurie Matheson is the director and music acquisitions editor of the University of Illinois Press. Since arriving at the Press in 1996 she has served as editor-in-chief, acquisitions editor, and marketing copy writer, among other roles. She has acquired award-winning books in a variety of fields, including music, labor history, women’s history, folklore, and Appalachian studies. Matheson holds a doctorate in music from the University of Illinois, a masters in music from Westminster Choir College, and a B.A. in English from Swarthmore College. She is organist and adult choir director at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Decatur, IL, and is active as a singer and composer, with recent appearances at the Newberry Library, Illinois State University, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.Tags: Academic Calendar | Academic/Event Scheduling | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Community | Current Students | English Department | Faculty | Faculty Development & Innovation Center | Music Department
“White Man, Listen!”: Richard Wright’s Prophetic Warnings about Angry White Men |
5 p.m., February 12, 2019
Booth Library Conference Room (4440)
A Presentation by Tim Engles
Professor, EIU English Department
How did so many of today’s white American men get so angry? In the 1950s, the most famous black American writer of his time, Richard Wright, offered some answers, and some predictions. Savage Holiday is Wright’s gory, yet insightful novel about a rage-filled white man. Writing from a racial perspective that was necessarily insightful, Wright dramatized in this “white life novel” some of the characteristic feelings and tendencies that are still felt by many of today’s domineering white men—including those displayed by a certain man who recently demanded our nation’s riveted attention.
Tim Engles is the author of White Male Nostalgia in Contemporary North American Literature (2018), in which he argues that literary fiction’s interior dramas can help us understand and counteract the inner workings of deluded dominance.Tags: Africana Studies | Alumni | Community | Current Students | Diversity/Inclusive Excellence | English Department | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars