Nicole Elizabeth Barnes
On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, historian Nicole Elizabeth Barnes joined the Faculty Write Program's First Book Faculty Writing Group to talk about her experience writing her first book, Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China 1937-1945 (University of CA Press, 2018).
Barnes’ first book started as a dissertation that undertook a revisionist history of wartime healthcare in China from the perspective of women’s & gender history in the 1930s and 1940s. Barnes’ approach in grad school was to envision the dissertation as book from day one. And, although the resultant text had to shelve some of the content from her dissertation to footnotes and her second book, she championed the relative liberty that she received from her committee members as central to the transition from dissertation to book. The process was not as rocky as it could have been, under the circumstances. In what follows, Barnes shares advice for anyone undertaking a first book:
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