Sunday, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 7, ACC
Connected Academics: Redefining the Humanist Entrepreneur
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.