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18

Jan
2013

In Event

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A new spring for public intellectuals

On 18, Jan 2013 | In Event | By admin

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 Read more…

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02

Jan
2013

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Why blue ink for editing? And why Notability?

On 02, Jan 2013 | In Writing tips | By admin

I’ve been asked this question three times in the past two weeks.

“Why do you use a blue pen when you edit your galleys? It’s supposed to be red ink, right?”

No. Not traditionally. Three reasons.

  • First, red pens are a cliche and writers try to avoid cliches.
  • Second, red pens conjure the image of hard-nosed grammar teachers (or at least they do for me).

I respect grammar though proper grammar and good writing are hardly synonymous. They don’t always take each other to the dance. It all  depends on which band is playing.

  • But the third and most important reason for not using red ink is Read more…

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13

Apr
2012

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Damon delivers seminar on publishing

On 13, Apr 2012 | In Event | By admin

Damon has been invited to deliver a seminar on Publishing and the Public, sponsored by the Graduate Students Association of Drew University’s Caspersen Graduate School on May 7, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Peter Mabli, head of the Drew University GSA: pmabli@drew.edu.

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09

Mar
2012

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Damon joins the faculty of Sentences 4: A Conference on Prose

On 09, Mar 2012 | In Event | By admin

Hosted by The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Arts and Letters Program at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

SENTENCES 4 is open to current CSGS Students, Alums and Friends, and other Post-Baccalaureate Writers.

July 30 – August 4 2012

Program coordinator: Prof. Robert Ready

For more information, please visit: http://depts.drew.edu/grad/summer12/

This year’s exciting faculty slate includes:

Damon DiMarco (CLA; creative non-fiction) is the author of several books including Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11, featuring a foreword by Tom Kean, Chairman of the Independent 9/11 Commission; The Actor’s Art & Craft with William Esper, featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner, David Mamet; My Two Chinas: Read more…

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23

Feb
2012

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Damon teaches writing at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies

On 23, Feb 2012 | In Event | By admin

Damon has started teaching a course on writing to PhD students in History and Culture at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.

From the Caspersen School’s course offerings, Spring semester 2012:

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.

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