Category Archives for publishing

Moves and Updates

The news is starting to make its way out there: I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining the Modern Language Association this July as the Director of Scholarly Communication. In this role, I’ll be leading a new office that … Continue reading

29 April 2011 by KF
Categories: academia, publishing

The Never-Appeared

I’m thinking that I’m going to start a new publishing project around here, based around a cluster of essays that I’ve written for various collections that have never actually gotten published — because the editor lost interest in the project, … Continue reading

30 March 2011 by KF
Categories: publishing, writing

On Open Access Publishing

[The following article was originally published by the Society for Critical Exchange in January 2010; alas, that version has been overrun with spam comments, making further discussion of or linking to it unlikely. I'm thus republishing it here, in the … Continue reading

26 March 2011 by KF
Categories: academia, publishing

On the Scholarly Press, the Manual of Style, and Intellectual Property

Stuart Shieber posted an interesting and troubling analysis a few days ago of the recommendations of the Chicago Manual of Style with respect to open access publishing. The upshot of these recommendations appears to be “fight it,” or at least … Continue reading

28 December 2010 by KF
Categories: planned obsolescence, publishing

Relaunching The Anxiety of Obsolescence

Back in 2006, a few months before the release of my first book, The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, I launched a small WordPress-driven site to promote it. The site contained the full introduction … Continue reading

23 November 2010 by KF
Categories: publishing

The Future of the University Press

My friends at MPublishing have released a new issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing, guest edited by the director of the University of Michigan Press, Phil Pochoda, and including extremely insightful essays from a number of key thinkers in … Continue reading

22 November 2010 by KF
Categories: planned obsolescence, publishing

Peer-to-Peer Review and Its Aporias

Over the course of last week, a huge number of friends and colleagues of mine posted links and notes on Twitter and around the blogosphere about Mike O’Malley’s post on The Aporetic about crowdsourcing peer review. It probably goes without … Continue reading

25 October 2010 by KF
Categories: networks, publishing

The Stein Taxonomy

Bob Stein, founder of the Institute for the Future of the Book and key supporter of MediaCommons, has posted a provocation entitled “Proposing a Taxonomy of Social Reading,” in conjunction with his presentation at the Books in Browsers gathering, which … Continue reading

23 October 2010 by KF
Categories: publishing

To Read: How Not to Run a University Press

In the category of things that I used to post to the blog that now land on Twitter instead: the link. In an effort to maintain a better archive for myself, I’m experimenting with moving these things back here again. … Continue reading

31 August 2010 by KF
Categories: academia, planned obsolescence, publishing


I’m way more pressed for time than I’d like right now, finishing up a bajillion details involved in moving myself and a subset of my stuff across the country for the next ten months, but I want to be sure … Continue reading

03 August 2010 by KF
Categories: blogging, publishing, software

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