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Helen is a final year PhD Candidate from The Department of Art History at The University of Nottingham, researching conceptual art s supposed demise in the early 1970s in New York, and the concurrent redefinition of the spaces and or places of artistic practice and dissemination stemming from the period. See and discover other items Where s My Stuff? Having presented this material in workshop and webinar form multiple times with different colleagues, it now reflects the insights of seven of us who wrote a book Astrid Eich-Krohm German Professionals in the United States, Meika Loe The Rise of Viagra, Adina Nack Damaged Goods, Wendy Cadge Heartwood, and this year s presenters Dawn Norris Job Loss, Identity, and Mental Health and Tristan Bridges manuscript in progress on contemporary in masculinities. Do I have them all added up at the end of the book? Abel, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University. thesis that do not look good, or are not needed in, a book. Much of it is very general, and it makes no distinction between writing a scientific or social science monograph and one in literature and the humanities. On tough days, it helped to think of all of the people who had helped me along the way to whom I wanted to give back. A thesis is sometimes made with 5 years of constant numbing backbreaking work, and other times with a burst of manic, crazy, energy my case. Dr C, congrats on the contractthat s truly awesome. If you think you do, then think also of the appropriate person to write it, such as your supervisor, a member of the jury that examined your Ph.

I went to my bookshelves and removed all the books I found to be the most relevant to my own research.


There are things that one finds at the beginning end of chapters in a Ph. The goal of having your first book be aimed at undergraduates seems terrible, and I can t imagine wanting to hire or tenure someone who seems to be doing that.

During this time, don t burn your bridges with any other presses until you are officially offered a book contract to sign. William Germano offers clear guidance on how to do this, with advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. All authors submitting manuscripts to scholarly presses now have to think about reaching the widest possible audience it is far better for a press if the book at least breaks even on the sales of a book Greetings, I wrote a dissertation in late 2013. After publication it is not available as an open access material but it is sold online.


I will show you could not publish your results in peer-reviewed journals, gave up and followed an easy way. I m now onto the revisions and am looking forward to learning more about this process as I go.

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First, I d like to thank you for having a blog like this because it s so incredibly helpful for people like me. What are the works or the scholars with whom you are engaging? That being said, I love how this book made me breeze through the first few chapters of my own work.

Very useful, smart advice about dissertations and the academic publishing industry. Series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing Paperback 184 pages Publisher University Of Chicago Press 2 edition October 18, 2013 Language English ISBN-10 022606204X ISBN-13 978-0226062044 Product Dimensions 5 x 0. Start by marking From Dissertation to Book as Want to Read We d love your help.


Do they publish books for a more general readership or a more academic one or both? He has been editor in chief at Columbia University Press, where he also served as humanities editor. Hi Karen, Thank your for advising about publishing a dissertation as book. William Germano offers clear guidance on how to do this, with advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision.


One axiom that I ve picked up while in conversation with writing mentors is that your writing and thinking will change depending on the imagined audience.


It is very easy to read, and it answers every question I had about the process. Gordo doesn t know is that it really needs to be done by the end of the semester, as that was my one listed scholarly project for the Dean back at the beginning of the year. Writing a literature review is often the most daunting part of writing an article, book, thesis, or dissertation.


You should never find out who your readers are, and probably you never will.

If you get off schedule, pick up and resume where you left off. If you do post about this- in whatever fashion- could you also be sure to direct me to your post in comments so that I can edit this post and link to you?

Librarians at small colleges with more limited budgets seem to behave no differently. Still, valuable for the inspiration it provides to be ruthless with the scalpel when it comes to attacking the dissertation and turning it into something new. Give the names and addresses of as many people as possible who might use your book in classes they teach. Books and journals are used differently enough that I can t see the article excerpts substituting for the fuller coverage of a topic that is provided in a book. that is several questions rolled into one, and I am going to tackle them in order. Work these ideas into your text and add them to your bibliography. In European academia, there is greater parity between trade presses and university presses. Once I finally picked this book up, I couldn t put it down. I believe you can recover from this if you want to you just have to start building up the record now that would have happened then, without the trauma. But even dissertations strong enough to be published as books first need to become book manuscripts, and at the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is a fundamental process of adapting from one genre of writing to another. Acknowledging first that not all theses can become books, Germano shows how some dissertations might have a better life as one or more journal articles or as chapters in a newly conceived book. Links to publishers giving instructions on how to turn a PhD into a book.

My dissertation topic emerged from a question that I flubbed in my oral qualifying exam- a question that my dissertation director asked.


I consider this a must-read, and much of what you find above is informed by this work.


In two separate fields I wrote and published several scientific papers that were strongly linked, before I got my PhD in applied math. And take time to find out the name of the appropriate individual the acquisitions editor or the commissioning editor for your subject area. And like all excellent questions, it doesn t have a single easy answer.


You may also seek out independent information about the editor s and the press.

After the awarding, I went into teaching because I needed a job and now I d like to re start with researching. Read sentence by sentence and make sure that every change you requested has actually been made as you asked. I went to my bookshelves and removed all the books I found to be the most relevant to my own research.

Oso Raro If you send me an email, I d be happy to share my proposal such as it is with you, if you need a model for such a thing.


Bottom line well worth reading, but while its utility may partially spring from its allusiveness, the same allusiveness will not be a comfort. From the press s perspective, what matters is that you be open and honest. Write the manuscript to high standards of scholarship, but if you are writing in a way so jargon-filled and obscure that an undergraduate can t read it, you should have cause for pause. Now, when my mentor sent her proposals off, her manuscript was completely finished. But what if publishing dissertation excerpts in a journal actually reduces the viability of a young scholar s book manuscript?

To answer this question, talk to people, and go down to the library to see which journals have substantial review sections. Your proposal is an answer to the acquisition editor s and the editorial board s question, Why should we publish this book? However i was wondering do i need to fully present the chapter as it will appear in the book? The problem is that I was so sick of the PhD work and over? Hi, I m in my last year at university and I chose to write a dissertation. Laura Otis The following suggestions apply only to the U.


The dissertation may be treated like the intellectual achievement par excellence in your doctoral program, but in the real world of jobs with benefits, it is a commodity that has value only when it can be traded for gain on the market.

Should young scholars then avoid publishing articles drawn from their book manuscripts?

But as to publishing a second article, she said simply Don t do it. com This is a clear, refreshing take on being a scholarly writer.


Dissertations differ from books in several ways Dissertations are highly specialized, while books are geared to general readers.

Some series offer the added benefit at least for career purposes of peer review.

Second, how can I know which are the major academic press in my field? It was a life-changing experience, in ways that were both good and terrible.


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