Write to Reach an International Humanities Audience

The Leslie Center for the Humanities presents "Write to Reach an International Humanities Audience: Publishing with De Gruyter Verlag" with Rabea Rittgerodt, Acquisitions, and Irene Kacandes, Series Editor, Thursday March 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm both in-person and by Zoom.

The Leslie Center presents "Write to Reach an International Humanities Audience: Publishing with De Gruyter Verlag", a presentation by Rabea Rittgerodt, Acquisitions, and Irene Kacandes, Series Editor on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 4:00-5:00 pm in Haldeman 246, and also over Zoom.

De Gruyter Verlag is a large academic press with international distribution that publishes the majority of its books in English. Come learn about their committment to publishing in the humanities and hear tips from experienced editors about turning dissertations into books and writing for an interdisciplinary audience. Experienced author and looking for a new context? Come check us out.

Please write to Humanities.Events@Dartmouth.Edu to RSVP and receive the Zoom link and related materials.

Rabea Rittgerodt and Irene Kacandes will be available on Friday March 4, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to meet with individual faculty members regarding book projects and to to answer questions. You do not need to plan to publish with De Gruyter to take advantage of this opportunity to get feedback on current or furture projects. Appointments are for twenty minutes. If you would like to meet with Rabea or Irene please write to Erin.E.Bennett@Dartmouth.Edu to schedule your appointment. Please note there are a limited number of time slots available for individual meetings, but if this window of time does not work for you let us know and we will do our best to make accommodations.

Rabea Rittgerodt is acquisitions editor at De Gruyter Verlag for social, cultural history for the 19th and 20th centuries, with a special focus on interdisciplinary projects. Transnational networks and global perspectives of European, African, and US history are at the center of many of the book series she has started during the last five years. She has also shepherded manuscripts on migration, digital and public history, memory studies, and gender and labour history. Rabea started working in the publishing industry in 2011, at the international trade publishing house Ullmann Publishing and has been at De Gruyter since 2014. She studied history and English literature at the Free University, Berlin. Her academic research concerns royal kinship networks and gender relations between the English, the Prussian, and the Russian royal families at the end of the 19th century.

Irene Kacandes, the Dartmouth Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature, also teaches in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Jewish Studies. She studied history and literature at Harvard University, Aristotle University (Thessaloniki, Greece), and at the Free University (Berlin). Author or editor of nine volumes, she has edited the De Gruyter English Language book series on "Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies" since 2005. Irene's publications include Talk Fiction: Literature and the Talk Explosion (2001), Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust (edited with Marianne Hirsch, 2005), Daddy's War: A Paramemoir (2009), Let's Talk About Death (written with Steve Gordon, 2015), and Eastern Europe Unmapped (edited with her Dartmouth colleague Yuliya Komska, 2017). Most recently, she edited the volume On Being Adjacent to Historical Violence (De Gruyter Verlag, 2022). Her dedication to and experience with writing for an interdisciplinary audience date to her first volume A User's Guide to German Cultural Studies (with Scott Denham and Jonathan Petropoulos, 1997). She is a past president of the German Studies Assocation and of the International Society for the Study of Narrative Literature.


For questions about this event please write to the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Humanities.Events@Dartmouth.Edu.