William German presented a workshop in April 2016 designed to help any academic working in a discipline where “the book” – and its commitment to the narratability of scholarly research – remains the primary unit of scholarly dissemination.
The workshop focused on voice, architecture, lexicon, and the differences between subject, method, thesis, and intent – essentially what a scholarly writer needs to know in order to move from research to publishable work.
William Germano is professor of English literature and dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at Cooper Union. Formerly vice-president at Routledge and, earlier, editor-in-chief at Columbia UP, he lectures and writes about academic writing.
His most recent books are Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books, now in a third edition (2016), and From Dissertation to Book (second ed., 2012), both from the University of Chicago Press. He has lectured and led workshops on scholarly writing at more than 50 colleges and universities across North America and worldwide.