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Interdisciplinary, General literature studies
This dually authored first-person essay offers a narrative account of the far-ranging writing experiences of two well-established academics who, like many others working in higher education, contribute writing to mainstream publications as well as to scholarly ones. The essay considers the implications for professional and personal reputations when material targeted at one kind of audience is easily accessible by another through internet ‘context collapse.’ It argues for an inextricable connection between authorial ethics and the essential rigour of all good writing, and it encourages scholar-writers to invest their energies in nonscholarly writing for its value to society.
Sue Norton and Laurence W. Mazzeno, ‘When Literature Scholars Write for General Readers: A Two-Person, First-Person Essay,’ Journal of Scholarly Publishing 50, no. 2 (January 2019): 124–38 doi:10.3138/jsp.50.2.04.