Writers on the Writing Process

FEB 13, 2013 | 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue




February 13, 2013: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM




Writers on the Writing Process

A Panel Featuring Rachel Brownstein, Joe Rollins, and Ammon Shea


Rachel M. Brownstein is professor of English at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the author of two critically acclaimed books, Becoming a Heroine: Reading About Women in Novels and Tragic Muse: Rachel of the Comédie-Française. She is a graduate of Hunter College High School and Barnard College, and received her Ph.D. in English from Yale University. Her most recent book, Why Jane Austen?, published in 2011, is just out in paperback.

Joe Rollins is associate professor of Political Science at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where he serves as the Executive Officer of Graduate Program in Political Science. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998. His first book, AIDS and the Sexuality of Law: Ironic Jurisprudence, was published by Palgrave/MacMillan in 2004. His current project examines changes taking place in the legal language of sexuality; his forthcoming book on this project is entitled Legally Straight and will be published by New York University Press.

Ammon Shea is the author of four books, including Reading the OED and The Phone Book. He has worked as a consulting editor on American dictionaries for Oxford University Press, and now is a researcher for the Oxford English Dictionary. He is a first-year MALS student, and is currently working on a book examining linguistic pet peeves over the past 500 years.