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Andrea Lunsford, "The Necessity of Collaboration"
The 2014-15 IHR Faculty Seminar Series will begin on September 19th with a lecture and discussion led by Andrea Lunsford of Stanford University (emerita) on “The Necessity of Collaboration.” Professor Lunsford will historicize her argument that writing is essentially collaborative, even when the writing seems to be done by a solitary author. She will review the role collaboration plays in writing in various disciplines and discuss why humanists must rethink their commitment to singular authorship, giving examples of the benefits that will come with understanding, and embodying, a collaborative model.
oining Stanford University in 2000, Andrea Lunsford was the Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English. She has written a number of works including The Everyday Writer, Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse, and Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing. Julie Codell of the School of Art will also present ideas on collaboration in research, drawing on her own experiences of collaboration in Art History and digital humanities. Shirley Rose of the Department of English will moderate a Q&A following the lecture.