Scott Saul

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First name: 
Scott
Last name: 
Saul
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I teach courses in American literature and cultural history at UC Berkeley, and have spent the last several years generating digital-born projects and integrating digital publishing into my courses.
In 2014 I published Becoming Richard Pryor (HarperCollins), the first thoroughly researched biography of the comedian, and also released "Richard Pryor's Peoria" (http://www.becomingrichardpryor.com), an extensive digital companion to the biography. Using the model of "Richard Pryor's Peoria" and applying it to my home city in its own moment of rapid cultural and political transformation, I worked with Cal undergrads to create "The Berkeley Revolution" (http://revolution.berkeley.edu), a curated primary-source-driven project on Berkeley in the late-60s and 1970s. I have also been interested in turning humanities seminars and lectures into publication workshops -- please see "The Annex" (http://medium.com/the-annex) and "The Godfather: Anatomy of a Film" (http://theseventies.berkeley.edu/godfather).
I've also hosted a books-and-arts podcast, Chapter & Verse (http://chapterversepod.com).

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