From Dissertation to First Book: A Workshop
Dr. Brenna Munro
Monday, November 5, 12-1:30 pm
What’s the relation between writing a dissertation and writing a first book? Is it possible—or advisable—to write a dissertation as a proto-book? What strategies are most useful for transforming the dissertation into a publishable monograph? What are the most common pitfalls to avoid?
During this workshop, Dr. Brenna Munro, Associate Professor of English at the University of Miami (FL), will discuss her process of turning her dissertation into the recently published book, South Africa and the Dream of Love to Come: Queer Sexuality and the Struggle for Freedom (Minnesota UP: 2012). Topics to be discussed include: reconceiving the original project for publication, locating and contacting a publisher, mastering the genre of the book proposal, responding to editorial feedback and reader’s reports.
The workshop is free and open to faculty and graduate students across the university.
Please see below for sample book proposals and related materials for this workshop:
Ellen Berry (English, American Culture Studies, Women's Studies)
Neil Englehart (Political Science)
Stephen Ortiz (History)
Susana Peña (Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Queer Studies)
Jolie Sheffer (American Studies, literary and cultural studies, Ethnic Studies)
Jeremy Wallach (Ethnomusicology, Popular Culture)