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This October, William Germano will lead a workshop on “The Scholarly Book: Idea, Proposal, Execution.” The workshop will focus on how to conceptualize a scholarly book, how to distinguish research from idea, how to determine a structure that works and how to refine a document so that a publisher will give it serious consideration.
The Institute for Humanities Research invites book proposal draft submissions from humanities faculty of all ranks at ASU to be a part of this hands-on workshop. If selected, book proposal drafts will be read and evaluated by Dr. Germano in advance of the workshop, and drafts will be part of several hands-on activities and discussions on October 24th.
To submit a book proposal for selection, send the following materials to IHR Coordinator, Jodi Shortal, by October 7th, 2019:
William Germano is a professor of English at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where he has taught since 2006 and where he has served as dean of humanities and social sciences (2006-2017). He was previously vice president and publishing director at Routledge, where for almost twenty years he led a program that helped ground big conversations in the humanities, theory, gender and race and cultural issues from antiquity to cyberspace, and before that editor-in-chief at Columbia University Press.
He is the author of four books. Two have become familiar sources for scholars: "Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books "( Chicago; 3/e 2012) and "From Dissertation to Book "(Chicago; 2/e, 2016). Two are studies in film and cultural history: "The Tales of Hoffmann" (British Film Institute, 2012), on "Power and Pressburger's film adaptation of Offenbach's opera, and Eye Chart" (Bloomsbury, 2017), a cultural history of vision and its measurement. He has just completed a cowritten book on, of all things, the idea of the syllabus. Current projects: finally finishing a book on revising writing and a book on the history of Shakespeare's operatic adaptations.
Photo of William Germano by Awol Erizku.