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Writing Beyond the Academy

October 26, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Writing Beyond the Academy

Writing Beyond the Academy

The Society for the Humanities presents a freelance criticism workshop for Cornell graduate students

With panelists:

  • Oumar Ba is an editor at the online magazine Africa Is a Country. His writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, the New York Review of Books, and Al Jazeera. He is an assistant professor of international relations in the Department of Government at Cornell.

  • Charles Petersen is a senior editor at n+1 magazine, where he has served in various capacities for fourteen years. He has also worked as a book review editor for a national newspaper and as the assistant to the editor in chief at the New York Review of Books. In addition to n+1 and the New York Review, he has written for BookforumThe Nation, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco ChronicleArt in America, and the New Yorker. He received his PhD in American studies at Harvard in 2020 and he is currently a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the history department at Cornell.

  • Anna Shechtman is a senior humanities editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB). In addition to LARB, her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in ArtForum, newyorker.com, The New Inquiry, and Slate. She writes crossword puzzles for the New York Times and The New Yorker and is currently working on a trade book about crosswords and gender. She is a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Literatures in English and will be joining that department as an assistant professor in 2024.


October 26, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Ithaca, 14850 United States
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