Workshop: Transforming Your Dissertation into a Book

Sponsored by AIIS and other SA regional organizations

University ABCD

Note: This is a CLOSED session. Attendance is by acceptance/invite only.


Wednesday, October 21, evening:

7:00 pm - 9:00 pmIntroductions plus discussion by one or two recent successful authors of the transformation process. We hope to have a representative of a press present as well to talk about what publishers are looking for.

Thursday ALL DAY

Thursday morning is divided into half-hour segments for discussion of the projects).  For each half-hour session, one participant will have been assigned to make a 5 minute presentation of someone else's project—preferably how that individual would revise the dissertation, and the key themes to be emphasized.  During the remaining 25 minutes of that session, all of the other participants join in discussing the project -- except the project's author, who is not allowed to speak.  The author of the project under discussion can only listen, take notes, even record, how their project is being understood, mis-understood, stretched, queried, and critiqued by knowledgeable peers with closely related interests, but working in varying theoretical perspectives, disciplines, time periods, etc.  

On Thursday afternoon, each participant is given a longer minute time slot to respond to the more important queries, issues, and suggestions raised in the morning, and, most important, to seek feedback or further discussion of areas of their projects with which they recognize they are having difficulty. 


Conversations can carry over into Friday and Saturday at the South Asia Conference!

You are required to register for the Conference. You will receive a breakfast and snacks Thursday, a dinner Thursday night, but no other funding.