(Internal) Workshop with Magnus Linton: Pitching a text
This workshop is only open for the staff at the Sociology of Law Department.
To defend a dissertation is to some extent the birth of one as an intellectual. Developing a relationship with a publication outside the academy - in parallel with one's academic career - is a fantastic way to keep your thinking alive and develop your writing. But how do you convince an editor that your article idea is worth publishing? What should a pitch contain? And how do you put a "hook" on your subject or field of knowledge? In this workshop, we start with the participants' written pitches - authentic or hypothetical - and improve them to seduce an editor with the right means.
Magnus Linton is not an academic, but rather an author and a journalist, and during 2019/2020 he works with the project "Skriven mening" ("Written sentences"), supported by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) to inspire and promote Swedish narrative non-fiction, based on research. At the Institute for Futures Studies, he also works with general communication studies and literary strategies and practices in collaboration with researchers that are seeking further outlets for their knowledge, primarily in books, articles, or outside of the academy.
Additionally, he is a critic in Dagens Nyheter, motivated by a strong desire to involve more researchers in the wider debates as well as in animated storytelling. He was editor in chief at the magazine Arena for several years and during the winter of 2017/2018, he was a writer-in-residence at Uppsala university.