Kathleen Fitzpatrick

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association. She also holds appointments as Visiting Research Professor of English at New York University and Visiting Professor of Media at Coventry University. She is the author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, which was published by NYU Press in November 2011; Planned Obsolescence was released in draft form for open peer review in fall 2009. She is also the author of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, published in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Press (and of course available in print), and she is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons. She has published articles and notes in journals including the Journal of Electronic Publishing, PMLA, Contemporary Literature, and Cinema Journal.

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  1. Dear Kathleen,

    I am organising an online discussion (in the comment threads) for the Guardian this Friday about altmetrics and research impact measurement, and would love to have you on the panel.

    If you would like to know more, please do send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,
    Eliza

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  • This is Your Brain on E-Lit | Monica Miller 31 July 2013

    […] book is being superseded by other forms of entertainment is more of a perception than a reality. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, a leading scholar in publishing and obsolescence (planned or feared), prefers to take a more […]

  • Radical Open Access Conference – Videos Online | OPEN REFLECTIONS 31 July 2013

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  • Las Humanidades Digitales y el dise√Īo de las apariencias | Las apariencias 31 July 2013

    […] junto a otros nombres como Lev Manovich, Tod Pressner, Mathew Gold, Kirschenbaum, Rafael Alvarado, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Domenico Fiormonte, Franco Moretti, Marin Dacos, Laurent Romary‚Ķ Y una pl√©yade numerosa y […]

  • Radical Open Access Conference – Videos Online – Centre for Disruptive Media 31 July 2013

    […] Commons Janneke Adema Dominique Babini Armin Beverungen Mercedes Bunz Marcus Burkhardt Joe Deville Kathleen Fitzpatrick Christian Fuchs Rupert Gatti Jonathan Gray Gary Hall David Harvie John Holmwood Sigi J√∂ttkandt […]

  • Openness, value, and scholarly societies: The Modern Language Association model | CUNY Academic Commons News 31 July 2013

    […] Kathleen Fitzpatrick lays out the MLA‚Äôs plans to ensure public access to the group‚Äôs published works, and includes a nice mention of the CUNY Academic Commons and the¬†collaborative effort to build networked communities designed to help members connect, collaborate, and share. […]

  • Congresverslag Open Archives Initiative 8 (OAI-8) | UBU Blog 31 July 2013

    […] Een interessante tip voor diegenen die meer willen weten over de kansen van digitalisering en Open Access voor de humanities is het boek Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy van Kathleen Fitzpatrick, zie ook haar blog […]

  • University Presses in Decline‚ĶNot so Fast | The Scholarly Kitchen 31 July 2013

    […] Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association […]

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  • LITR 601: Introduction to Graduate Studies | donahuesyllabi 31 July 2013

    […] Kathleen Fitzpatrick, ‚ÄúThe Humanities, Done Digitally‚ÄĚ […]

  • Lecture by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, March 26 | Digital Humanities @ Rice University 31 July 2013

    […] Kathleen Fitzpatrick Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association Visiting Research Professor of English at New York University Co-founder of MediaCommons […]

  • Zum Wandel des Publikationsbegriffs in der post-digitalen Wissenschaft | Hapke-Weblog 31 July 2013

    […] Konferenz war eine gute Gelegenheit, internationale Wissenschaftler wie Kathleen Fitzpatrick, David M. Berry, Geert Lovink oder Gary Hall im Bereich kulturwissenschaftlichen Publizierens zu […]

  • Del ciberespacio a la realidad aumentada: cuatro d√©cadas de cultura digital. | C√°tedra Datos 31 July 2013

    […] de la diseminaci√≥n masiva de las tecnolog√≠as digitales, y nos hacemos eco de la observaci√≥n de Kathleen Fitzpatrick para quien las monograf√≠as acad√©micas no est√°n muertas sino […]

  • In the Right Time and Place for DH | Digital Praxis Seminar Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 31 July 2013

    […] Director and¬†historian Dr. Cathy Davidson to the MLA‘s Director of Scholarly Communication Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, NINES¬†Director Dr. Andy Stauffer and NULab director Dr. Elizabeth Maddock Dillon the speakers for […]

  • Conclusion Part One | [generic pronoun] creates 31 July 2013

    […] a diatribe; the work of doctoral reform has its roots and its efficacy elsewhere, and I recommend Kathleen Fitzpatrick‚Äôs Planned Obsolescenceif you‚Äôre interested in this topic in terms of the protomonograph and of publishing in the […]

  • “Narrating Information Technology in the Twenty-First Century” | Narrative and Technology Fall 2014 31 July 2013

    […] blogging. Here are a few suggestions I have quite liberally lifted from media studies scholar Kathleen Fitzpatrick (who got it from Meg Worley), with some of my own […]

  • Grant Awarded for the Development of Humanities CORE 31 July 2013

    […] Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association, said: “We’re delighted to collaborate with the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship team, bringing together their repository expertise with our Commons experience. We are certain that this project will help support our members as they conduct their research, share their work, and imagine new projects.” […]

  • Albuquerque‚Äôs Historic Red Light District (Part 6): Who Will Peer Review My Map? | Christopher Vigil 31 July 2013

    […] Kathleen Fitzpatrick (currently, Visiting Research Professor of English at New York University) peripherally addresses my concern about peer review of digital scholarship in her book Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (2011).¬† Fitzpatrick‚Äôs concern, however, is more centered on peer review of traditionally produced works of written (prose) scholarship that are published digitally via online journals ‚Äď as opposed to print journals or academic presses. In Planned Obsolescence, Fitzpatrick argues that the traditional method of professional assessment of scholars in the university environment (i.e., published articles) must be rethought in the face of growing online outlets for academic works. It is a thought provoking book; but it does not answer my question. […]

  • Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, 1-2 July 2013, British Library | DIGHUMLAB 31 July 2013

    […] ¬ß Kathleen Fitzpatrick -Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association […]

  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick visit and special meet and greet sessions | Digital Scholars 31 July 2013

    […] For more information on Fitzpatrick‚Äôs talk and her book of the same name, visit http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/kathleen-fitzpatrick/. […]

  • Re-Imagining Scholarly Communication | All Is True 31 July 2013

    […] at¬†UTSC¬†titled “Re-Imagining Scholarly Communication“. ¬†The keynote speaker,¬†Kathleen Fitzpatrick, spoke mainly on scholarly communities revolving around ideas of peer review and¬†Stefan […]

  • #OAbooks in the HSS: Contexts, Conversations, Technologies and Communities of Practice | OPEN REFLECTIONS 31 July 2013

    […] some of what I thought were the highlights of the conference: the talks by Jean-Claude Gu√©don and Kathleen Fitzpatrick, and the showcases by the Open Library of the Humanities, the Hybrid Publishing Lab, and […]

  • Legacy vs. Digital Models of Academic Scholarship | JustPublics@365 31 July 2013

    […] book.¬† Kathleen Fitzpatrick, another digital humanities scholar used Commentpress for her book Planned Obsolescence.¬† Reflecting on this experience, Fitzpatrick writes that these new platforms are changing the way […]

  • Session H ~ Beyond Retrofitting: Unlearning Composition in Digital Times ‚ÄĒ Digital Rhetoric Collaborative 31 July 2013

    […] implications for collaboration and the future of publishing and scholarship. Pointing to Kathleen Fitzpatrick‚Äôs project Planned Obsolescence and claims about the future of publishing, Berry contended that […]

  • Beyond the PDF 2 ‚Äď A Quick Recap - Web & Media 31 July 2013

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  • About my Experience at Beyond the PDF2 | Olga X Giraldo 31 July 2013

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  • Beyond the PDF 2 ‚Äď A Quick Recap - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group 31 July 2013

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  • Beyond the PDF 2 – A Quick Recap | Think Links 31 July 2013

    […] had two great keynotes from Kathleen Fitzpatrick of the Modern Language Association¬† and the other from Carol Tenopir (Chancellor’s Professor […]

  • Gite it away now! Open Acces as a Political Religion | Masters of Media 31 July 2013

    […] Kathleen Fitzpatrick is an outspoken advocate of OA. She uses David Foster Wallace‚Äôs Infinite Jest to support her belief: ‚ÄėYou give it up to get it back to give it away.‚Äô [‚Ķ] ‚ÄėThe only way to hang onto sobriety is to give it away. . . ‚Äô[1] Wallace describes in the quote how in AA sobriety is perceived as a loan. This loan is never payed but can be payed forward by helping other drunks to sober up. […]

  • Thinking about Peer Review | ¬ß Researchophile ¬ß 31 July 2013

    […] any of you read Kathleen Fitzpatrick? In addition to her position at the MLA she is also a professor of Media Studies and her writing […]

  • Session 3 ~ Evaluating Digital Work for Tenure and Promotion: A Workshop for Evaluators and Candidates ‚ÄĒ Digital Rhetoric Collaborative 31 July 2013

    […] I attended the MLA pre-conference workshop on Evaluating Digital Work for Tenure and Promotion. Kathleen Fitzpatrick opened the session with an introduction to the new networking site MLA Commons‚ÄĒa platform that […]

  • Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, 1-2 July 2013, British Library | DIGHUMLAB DK 31 July 2013

    […] ¬ß Kathleen Fitzpatrick -Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association […]

  • Scholarly Publishing: Audio and Slide Presentations from LSA Open Access Symposium | LJ INFOdocket 31 July 2013

    […] focussed on OA (Ellen Duranceau, Vika Zafrin), institutional directors of scholarly communication (Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Stuart Shieber), the Executive Director of the LSA (Alyson Reed), and a co-organizer of the […]

  • CIBER NewsLetter » Blog Archive » 1-2/07/2013, Londra: Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences 31 July 2013

    […] Kathleen Fitzpatrick –¬†Direttore della Comunicazione Scientifica alla MLA (Modern Language Association) […]

  • Conference dedicated to Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences | Open Science 31 July 2013

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  • Open Access Monographs Conference » JISC e-books 31 July 2013

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  • MLA Embraces “Gold” Open Access | University Library Blog 31 July 2013

    […] Director of Scholarly Communication Kathleen Fitzpatrick announced that the Modern Language Association is endorsing the open access publishing […]

  • Scholarly communication and liberal education | Bryan Alexander 31 July 2013

    […] Kathleen Fitzpatrick (MLA; formerly Pomona) outlined her path towards working on scholarly communication. It began by her blogging about peer review and technology, which led to a collaboration with the Institute for the Future of the Book. Together they persuaded McKenzie Wark (New School) to publish his book Gam3r 7h30ry on the Web for commentary, developing the CommentPress plugin to facilitate discussion. Fitzpatrick then used the process to publish her own book, Planned Obsolescence. […]

  • Digital Origin Stories | Lauren F. Klein 31 July 2013

    […] to American Studies, and Vice Versa?” The roundtable also featured remarks by Natalia Cecire, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Susan Garfinkel,¬†Alex Gil, Matt Gold, and Miriam Posner. Abridged versions of their remarks can […]

  • 19 April 2012 « virtualfictional 31 July 2013

    […] from Kathleen Fitzpatrick‚Äôs article in Debates in DH; very short and covers some of Kirschenbaum‚Äôs ground. Interesting bit […]

  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick visit and special meet and greet sessions « University of Oregon Digital Scholars 31 July 2013

    […] For more information on Fitzpatrick‚Äôs talk and her book of the same name, visit http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/kathleen-fitzpatrick/. […]

  • Giving It Away: Sharing and the Future of Scholarly Communication | Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand 31 July 2013

    […] at Pomona College, in Claremont, California. You can read more posts from Kathleen at her blog, Planned Obsolescence. ← Open Access: Some Thoughts from a Publisher‚Äôs Perspective No comments […]

  • DCW Volume 1 Issue 8 – DPLA and Whole Grain Serial 31 July 2013

    […] the April 2013 launch. We also look at recent posts from MLA Scholarly Communication Director Kathleen Fitzpatrick and digital artist Kyle McDonald, each confronting the ways public authorship is changing the […]

  • Episode 8: As of Yesterday, Dick Cavett Was Still Alive | The Undisciplined Room 31 July 2013

    […] Kathleen Fitzpatrick: Planned Obsolescence […]

  • Practice what you preach. Engaging in Humanities research through critical praxis « OPEN REFLECTIONS 31 July 2013

    […] September 25, 2011, Media Studies scholar and Digital Humanist Kathleen Fitzpatrick wrote a commentary in the Chronicle of Higher Education entitled ‚ÄėDo ‘the Risky […]

  • tweeting your thesis? good. rethinking purpose of thesis? better. | (Making / Being in / Staying in) TROUBLE 31 July 2013

    […] stuff with e-publishing and using online technologies to shape scholarly work. Check out her blog,¬†Planned Obsolescence, and her MLA address:¬†Networking the Field.¬†No, really, read her awesome address! Here are a few […]

  • Hacer del campo una red: Kathleen Fitzpatrick | Humanidades Digitales 31 July 2013

    […] acad√©mica se beneficiaba de la actividad en red,¬†cuando le√≠ este texto¬†reci√©n publicado por¬†Kathleen Fitzpatrick, titulado en ingl√©s “Networking the Field”,¬†que¬†fue¬†su¬†participaci√≥n¬†en¬†el […]

  • What Is Publishing? A Report from THATCamp Publishing - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education 31 July 2013

    […] of carefully-chosen scholars. Notable experiments with this new type of publication include Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s (@kiftz) Planned Obsolescence, which was published online and commented upon by its two […]

  • Dec 6: Kathleen Fitzpatrick in HUMlab « The HUMLab blog : 31 July 2013

    […] am very happy to announce that Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication at MLA, will visit HUMlab and Ume√• University the week of […]

  • Open Peer Review | 31 July 2013

    […] gloss, workshop, and debate scholarship. One early adopter and proponent of this model/process is Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College, whose forthcoming book from NYU Press, Planned […]

  • In/Out, DH, Pedagogy, or Where it all Started | triproftri 31 July 2013

    […] Kathleen Fitzpatrick, who organized “The Past and Future of Digital Humanities” Roundtable at MLA 2011, gathered myself, Steve Ramsay, Tara McPherson, Brett Bobley, Bethany Nowviskie, and Alan Liu. The Twittering and blogging that ensued from this discussion exploded the conversation outside of the confines of the room and into weeks after the conclusion of the conference, including Matt Kirschenbaum’s historicizing of Digital Humanities for an ADE article and Steve Ramsay’s follow-up to the cool kids party talk. What follows are my remarks from the MLA 2011 panel. The rest of the kerfuffle can, well, be googled, quite frankly. (I think it all died down in favor of the Digital Humanities Conference proposal acceptances being made public in mid-February.) […]

  • Who’s In and Who’s Out : Stephen Ramsay 31 July 2013

    […] Digital Humanities" panel at the 2011 MLA. The panel, which was organized and expertly chaired by Kathleen Fitzpatrick from Pomona, included Alan Liu from UC Santa Barbara, Tara McPherson from USC, Kathy Harris from […]

  • The Art of PowerPoint: A User’s Guide 31 July 2013

    […] when I simply want to change the tempo, I’ll also do minimalist work.¬¨‚Ć I learned this style from Kathleen Fitzpatrick.¬¨‚Ć You simply take a key word or phrase and put it up on the screen, in a sans-serif font at about […]

  • Mash-up vs. Purple Crayon 31 July 2013

    […] a rigorous publishing regimen was the only path out of adjuncthood and into a tenure-track job.¬¨‚Ć Kathleen Fitzpatrick, who earned her Ph.D. at the same time I earned mine (exactly one year later, in fact), did […]

  • University Publication 2.0: Social Media and the Future of the Academy « Compassion in Politics: Christian Social Entrepreneurship, Education Innovation, & Base of the Pyramid/BOP Solutions 31 July 2013

    […] July 1, 2010 · Leave a Comment I recently heard Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Media Commons | A digital scholarly network and author of Planned Obsolescence. She also teaches a class about Digital Media Studies at Pomona . Her class blog is available here along with her other scholarly work here. […]

  • craigbellamy.net » Open Access Publishing and Scholarly Values (part three) 31 July 2013

    […] has taken up the recent online debate on Open Access Publishing). Thanks to Larry Stillman for the link) There’s a fascinating exchange around open access publishing and the reasons scholars might […]

  • The Long View » Blog Archive » Blogging MLA: Day Two 31 July 2013

    […] Wheeler recommended Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, to be published in book form by NYU Press but available on line in an open access version through […]