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Transforming Scholarly Research into a Publishable Book

February 11 – 12, 2022

Scholarly Research | Hosted Online

Program Description

Transforming Scholarly Research into a Publishable Book with Elizabeth Èowyn Nelson

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).

Program Details


February 11 – 12, 2022
Friday: 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm

All times Pacific. Offered Live via Zoom.

Program links will be sent out prior to the event. For those unable to attend live, the presentation will be recorded and the link shared after the event.


  • $175 General Rate
  • $125 Pacifica Student & Alumni Rate


Featured Presenters

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.

General Information


Hosted Online via Zoom


Cancellations 14 days or more prior to the program start date receive a 100% refund of program registrations. After 14 days, up to 7 days prior to the program start date, a 50% refund is available. For cancellations made less than 7 days of program start date, no refund is available.

For additional information, including travel, cancellation policy, and disability services please visit our general information section.

Registration Details

February 11 – 12, 2022

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