I am looking for readers who are going to the conference and might be interested in serving as “correspondents.” I can’t pay anything, but I can promise the fame associated with your words and by-line appearing on this blog!
What am I looking for out of these reports? Frankly, anything. Let the spirit move you. I would love to get general observations, reports on sessions you attend, job market updates, or any other kind of stuff you might have the time or inclination to write about.
Feel free to be as creative and journalistic as you want. If at all possible I would like to get some stuff as the conference is going on, but general summaries would also work. Feel free to write as few or as many as you would like. I will try to get stuff posted here in real time (or thereabouts) during the conference.
As for your identity, we can go one of two ways. You can identify yourself and we can introduce you with a little bio about you and your work. Or you can remain anonymous and write under a pseudonym. The choice is up to you.
Check out some of the work of our previous correspondents:
Also check out Adam Parsons’s dispatches from the American Academy of Religion annual meeting
If interested, shoot me an e-mail at jfea(at)messiah(dot)edu
I will be in Washington for the conference and hope to set up a time when I can treat all of our correspondents to a good cup of coffee.