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Sunday, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 7, ACC

Connected Academics: Redefining the Humanist Entrepreneur

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Program arranged by the MLA Connected Academics Project. Presiding: Eric Wertheimer, Arizona State Univ., Tempe

Speakers: Andy Fitzgerald, Frog Design; Dawn Opel, Arizona State Univ.; Michael Simeone, Arizona State Univ.; Carl Stahmer, Univ. of California, Davis; Bradford Taylor, Univ. of California, Berkeley

Participants include English and foreign language PhDs who have crafted scholarly identities outside the traditional academic department and utilized their scholarly expertise to invent new vocations. Their career paths ask us to reexamine our training, reimagine the boundaries of the academy, and reconsider scholarly skills and the careers they can lead to.

For a detailed description of the session, visit https://connect.commons.mla.org/ after 1 Dec.

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