About

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association, where she serves as Managing Editor of PMLA and other MLA publications. She also holds an appointment as Visiting Research Professor of English at NYU. She is author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (NYU Press, 2011) and of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006). She is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, where she led a number of experiments in open peer review and other innovations in scholarly publishing.

Education

PhD, English, New York University, 1998. MFA, English, Louisiana State University, 1991. BA, English, Louisiana State University, 1988.

Other Publications

Books Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. NYU Press, 2011. The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television. Vanderbilt University Press, 2006. Recent Articles “The Future of Academic Style: Why Citations Still Matter in the Age of Google.” Los Angeles Review of Books, 29 March 2016. “Peer Review.” A New Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Wiley Blackwell, 2016. 439–48. “Opening Up Open Access.” LSE Impact Blog, 21 October 2015. “The Future History of the Book: Time, Attention, Convention.” Cultures of Obsolescence: History, Materiality, and the Digital Age, ed. Babette B. Tischleder and Sarah Wasserman, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 111–26. “Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Age.” Between Humanities and the Digital, ed. Patrik Svensson and David Theo Goldberg, MIT Press, 2015. 457–66.

Projects

MediaCommons, Co-founder and publisher, scholarly network in media studies. Spring 2007–present.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

27 February, NFAIS 2017, Alexandria, Virginia 18 April, University of Miami 26 April, Mötesplats Open Access 2017, Karlstad, Sweden

Memberships

MLA, SCMS, ACH

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