If your completed thesis or dissertation still feels vitally alive and relevant to contemporary culture, this 12-hour seminar will help you begin the process of reworking your research so that it may become “the ideal text” that publishers seek and very rarely find: solid works of scholarship that hold wide appeal for a general audience.
In a lively combination of short lectures and guided breakout groups, participants will:
Learn how to transform the research question and outcomes of the study into the book’s central promise;
Think about different ways to organize the content so that it has narrative drive;
Reflect upon audience and consider the issues of voice, tone, and style;
Decide what portions of the thesis or dissertation to keep and what to cut;
Discover strategies for preserving the depth of the original scholarship (and making sure it is up-to-date) while speaking in language that appeals to non-specialists.
The webinar is open to students who graduated from Pacifica as well as other institutions of higher learning. All you need is a desire and the discipline to write (again).
Elizabeth Éowyn Nelson, PhD, core faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, teaches a broad range of courses in research process, methodology, and dissertation development along with classes in dream, literature, and cultural studies. Dr. Nelson’s books include Psyche’s Knife: Archetypal Explorations of Love and Power (Chiron, 2012) and The Art of Inquiry: A Depth Psychological Perspective (Spring Publications, 2017), coauthored with Joseph Coppin, now in its third edition. She teaches and speaks internationally and has published numerous scholarly papers as well as contributing chapters to books on a variety of subjects including feminism, film, dream, and research. Dr. Nelson serves as General Editor of the Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies, a peer-reviewed open-access Jungian journal. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 30 years, coaching aspiring authors across a variety of genres and styles.
Hosted Online via Zoom
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