On Writing as an Essential Nutrient in the Ecosystem of Knowledge


Special Collections Library Rm 277

Presenter: Christie Henry, Director of the Princeton University Press

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Event Type: New Faculty Workshops, Pedagogy & Practice Workshops, Speaker Series, Special Events, TA Services and Programs

The digital landscape has provided an amazing array of new niches for communication, and yet a preponderance of fake news and shortened attention spans are the equivalent of invasive species in ecosystems. How can teaching, writing, and publishing adapt in a way that ensures the vitality of the ecosystem of knowledge, and provide a sustainable flow of nutrients to continue to animate the power of ideas and communication? This talk will look at the lifecycle of scholarly authors, and how the publishing world illuminates opportunities for the ongoing evolution of writing. Participants will then consider what these opportunities mean for writing in the higher education curriculum and academic careers.


Christie Henry's presentations are being brought to you through Write@UGA, a collaboration between the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Department of English, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty Affairs, UGA Press, the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.  The Writing Intensive Program, the Writing Certificate Program, and the CTL's Writing Fellows Program are serving as administrative sponsors.