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.

Publications

Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. New York University Press, 2011. The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television. Vanderbilt University Press, 2006.

Projects

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

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

8-9 December, Planned Obsolescence: Texts, Theory, Technology, Université de Liège, Belgium.

Memberships

MLA, SCMS, ACH

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