Faculty Lecture Series:
"Research as the Movies: Documentaries, Radio, Theatre, and Editing as Scholarly Production(s)"
Director, Center for Biographical Research, and Professor of English
November 5, 2009
Drawing examples from his experiences as a television documentary and radio producer, as a journal and book editor, as a performer and dramaturge, and as a member of university Personnel, and Tenure and Promotion Review Committees, Craig Howes will discuss how such academic work differs from the paradigms embedded in traditional notions of university research; how production scholarship poses challenges for those engaged in it, and for those assigned to evaluate its importance or relevance; and how such productions can affirm the value of scholarship outside of the academic community while at the same time being professionally valuable in themselves.