A new spring for public intellectuals

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For Spring semester 2013, Damon returns to teach writing for public intellectuals in the program he initiated last year for PhD students in History and Culture at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.

From the Caspersen School’s course catalog:

HC 806 001 Writing as a Public Intellectual
Prof. Damon DiMarco

A distinguishing component of a doctorate in history and culture is public engagement. This writing workshop introduces advanced Ph.D. students to the practice of writing for the larger public, that is, for intellectually and culturally engaged readers of non-academic print and online media. The goal of the workshop is for each student to learn how to modulate the discursive practices of academic writing into the substantial but accessible writing of a genuinely public intellectual.

* This course is required for all third year PhD students.