Tag Archives: Publishing

A Glimpse of the Published Author in the Public Sphere: Janette Platana

Exciting news reached the Public Texts program this week when Janette Platana, Public Texts alumna, launched her new book, A Token of My Affliction, on Tuesday night in Toronto. The book is a collection of 21 short stories, published by Tightrope Books. Just after the launch, I met with Platana to discuss her experience publishing […]

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#BrandNewYear

“Don’t Panic!” is back and we’re ready to start thinking! The school year is already underway, and the blog is about to get back into action. We’re reading new books, discussing new ideas, and using new media to discover more about the nature of public texts and understand it in the context of our world. […]

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MA Spotlight (Take Two) — Sarah Curd

You got to know Tayo a few weeks back, now it’s time to meet the lovely Sarah Curd, who was kind enough to indulge me by filling out my oh-so-serious and very in-depth survey on what it’s like to be a Public Texts student. See her answers after the cut!

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Adventures in Crowdfunding

In the past few years, crowdfunding has emerged as a way for creative types to solicit monetary contributions from the public in order to finance their new projects. Increasingly would-be inventors, aspiring musicians, struggling filmmakers, and countless others have all begun to flock on the Internet, launching campaigns on crowdfunding websites in the hopes of […]

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Life in Public Texts

Welcome back! I hope that your Reading Week has been both restful and productive, and that you had the chance to try a few of Alex’s suggestions on how to spend the break (I don’t know if I’ll ever recover from Drinking with Foucault). To get us back into the swing of things, I thought […]

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Legalize Fic: Fan Fiction and Kindle Worlds

As Kaelyn Christian writes in “Fan Fiction and the Fair Use Doctrine,” “for as long as there has been storytelling, there has been fan fiction” (277). It can also be said that, for as long as there has been fan fiction, there has been debate about the legality of appropriating the fictional characters and worlds […]

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