I hope everyone had a wonderful break and that you’re anxious for more ADPW sessions this semester. I’d like to get an idea of who would like to participate this semester both as presenters and commentators. Here is a brief description in case you’re not already familiar with the format:
The African Diaspora Paper Workshop is for faculty and graduate students working on theses, dissertations, articles and books. We will meet about once a month to discuss particular works in progress, including articles or chapters. The papers to be discussed would be circulated a week ahead of time to all participants and to two participants who are responsible for offering specific comments on the work. During the session the presenter takes about ten to fifteen minutes to lay out the context around the paper, after which the commentators provide feedback and ask questions. Eventually the floor opens up to questions from any of the others present.
The piece submitted should be reasonably well developed and clearly written, since the purpose of the workshop is to provide critical insight, not line-by-line editing. If you’ve participated in these kinds of workshops before, you know that they provide an invaluable source of candid feedback.
We’ll have a session about every three weeks starting in February.
Wednesday and Thursday evenings are usually the best times for most people.
Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in participating, and if so, around when. You can email me at email@example.com