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RSA Remote … From Dissertation to Book - Date Changed to September 25

Out of respect for our Jewish members’ preparations for Rosh Hashanah, the first Navigating Publication event, "From Dissertation to Book," has been rescheduled for 3 pm EST on Friday, September 25.

We thank all of you for the strong interest that’s already been expressed in the Navigating Publication series.  Please take a moment to register for next Friday’s session HERE.

To all who celebrate, Shanah tovah u’metuka!


Gerard A. Hauser
RSA Executive Director

RSA Remote …  From Dissertation to Book

RSA Remote is pleased to launch the Navigating Publication series, which works to demystify and support publication processes for members at all career stages. While this period in our history is by no means business as usual, you may be planning a book project now or in the future. The information in these sessions will serve as a good grounding when you’re ready to move your project forward. 

Our first session, "From Dissertation to Book," features editors from core presses in Rhetorical Studies in conversation about the journey of transforming a successful dissertation into that very different creature, the successful first book. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and to meet briefly with editors after the panel. Although doctoral candidates and early-career professors are the central audience for this session, advisors, directors of graduate studies, and faculty mentors are also welcome to attend.

TitleFrom Dissertation to Book

DateFriday September 25, 2020

Time3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST


Dan Waterman, Editor in Chief, University of Alabama Press 

Aurora Bell, Acquisitions Editor, University of South Carolina Press

David Blakesley, Publisher, Parlor Press; Campbell Chair in Technical Communication and Professor of English, Clemson University 


Krista Kennedy, NEH Visiting Professor of Writing & Rhetoric, Colgate University and Associate Professor of Writing & Rhetoric, Syracuse University

Please CLICK HERE to register for the "From Dissertation to Book" event. You will receive the Zoom link and instructions on Friday morning. This event is open to graduate students, junior faculty, and members of RSA.

We hope you’ll also mark your calendars for other upcoming events in this series:

10/16/20: What Your Future Published Book Needs Before You Write It

11/20/20: How Not to Write Book One All Over Again as Book Two

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