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Louis Menand: "On Writing, Public Writing, and the Future of Academic Writing"
Writing well is among the hardest things we do. It is especially challenging to capture complex scholarly ideas for a broad audience.
This year’s Harry Camp Memorial Lecturer, Louis Menand, has been engaging the public with thoughtful prose for nearly 30 years. He’s well known as the author of The Metaphysical Club and has written for the New Yorker on everything from the Cold War to copyright law, and from poetry to psychiatry.
On March 15, he will share some of that experience and engage in an informal conversation about writing with Lanier Anderson, current Dean for Humanities and Arts. A general discussion will follow.
This conversation will be the first in a series of events exploring public writing in the humanities—a series designed to engage current Stanford graduate students in reflection about the communication of their work. Interested humanities and arts PhD students will have the opportunity to sign up for future events and workshops.