I’ll be giving a new talk, using some material from Becoming a Writer, at the University of Chicago in early February. Title: “Academic Writing, I Love You. Really, I Do.” Event organized by the devastating Lauren Berlant.
This will be my first attempt at a new format: a series of episodes, quotations, aphorisms, or short commentaries, all written on index cards, which are shuffled before the talk and then read in whatever order they appear in. I may cheat, B.S. Johnson-style, by determining in advance the first and last cards; or I may leave things to fate.
I’ll post the cards here after the talk.