Food & Paper: Rhythms of writing (Matt Tomlinson)
This week's Food & Paper will be given by Matt Tomlinson (UiO) on rhythm in academic writing.
Academic writing is famously boring. It doesn't have to be, though. Paying attention to the rhythms of writing can make dead texts rise from the grave, make publishers say "yes" to you after saying "no" to 99 others, and make readers hold their breath and turn the page. So how does one write rhythmically?
Matt Tomlinson is a social anthropologist who has conducted research on religion and politics in Fiji, Samoa, and Australia. He is the author of three books, coeditor of six volumes, and recipient of many harsh editorial reviews. He enjoys talking about writing with those who like to write.