A brown-bag lunchtime workshop on turning historical research into creative and narrative non-fiction. All members of the department are welcome, but the event will be aimed at graduate students. Our guest, Linda Kinstler, is a journalist and scholar whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She is also the editor of the online magazine The Dial and the author of the book Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends (Public Affairs/Hachette, 2022). In 2023, she received a Ph.D. from the Rhetoric Department at University of California, Berkeley, with a dissertation on the genealogy of legal oblivion. Kinstler will draw on her experience as a journalist, editor, and scholar to address how to write and publish research-based work for a general audience. This will include discussion of craft and form, as well as publishing strategies and how to most effectively pitch stories to editors.
The workshop will be hosted by Prof. William Nelson and Prof. Lilia Topouzova. Attendance is limited to registered participants only.