How to build a life in the humanities : meditations on the academic work-life balance /
- Publication info:
- New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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- How to build a life in the humanities : meditations on the academic work-life balance / edited by Greg Colón Semenza and Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.
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Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
- First edition.
"A follow-up to the popular Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities, this book seeks to expand current models of "professional development" by placing an emphasis on the human and humane aspects of daily lives in the humanities. It does so in response to a conviction that the contemporary academy has given rise to a host of complex personal challenges which demand serious reflection due to their direct impact on us as scholars, pedagogues, and university citizens. A collection of 25 short essays by leading humanists in all stages of their careers, How to Build a Life in the Humanities will delve into such under-discussed academic "life" issues as the following: maternity leaves; tenure-track stress; adjunct exploitation; post-tenure depression; personal relationships; exercise and hobbies; managing ambition; administrative burdens; institutional politics; classism; racism; sexism; and identity politics, among others. These candid, illuminating essays, which combine practical wisdom with meditative reflections upon the challenges of academic life, will be of interest to humanists of all ranks, from potential or beginning graduate students to seasoned professionals"--"A collection of 25 short essays by humanists in all stages of their careers and from various kinds of institutions, How to Build a Life in the Humanities addresses the vexed issue of work-life balance in higher education today. Written in the first person in lively and engaging prose, these essays focus on a wide range of important topics pertaining to the professional and personal dimensions of academic life. Topics include life in a liberal arts college, community college or research university; teaching and paper grading; departmental and university citizenship; imposter phenomenon; post-tenure depression; life as a graduate student or adjunct; religious belief; issues of diversity, including class, race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability; and life in retirement or after leaving the academy. These candid, illuminating essays, which combine practical wisdom with meditative reflections upon the challenges of academic life, will be of interest to humanists of all ranks, from potential or beginning graduate students to seasoned professionals"--
- Physical Description:
xviii, 245 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
- New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Table of Contents
- Machine generated contents note:
- Foreword; Anthony Grafton Introduction; Greg Colón Semenza and Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr. PART I: PROFESSIONAL LIFE1. Life in a Liberal Arts College; William Pannapacker2. Life in a Community College; Rob Jenkins3. Life in a Research University; Barry V. Qualls4. Teaching; Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.5. Grading; Karen J. Renner6. Departmental and University Citizenship; Claire Bond Potter7. Research and the Public; Brendan KanePART II: PERSONAL LIFE8. Imposter Phenomenon; Natalie M. Houston9. Academic Guilt; Giuseppina Iacono Lobo10. Depression; Greg Colón Semenza11. Downtime; Cristina M. Fitzgerald12. Maternity; Kristen Ghodsee13. Life with Children; Michael Be;rube;14. Life without Children; Sean Grass and Iris Rivero15. Aging; Eric LorentzenPART III: DIVERSE LIVES16. Class; Simon Yarrow17. Religion; Kristin Poole18. Race/Ethnicity; Cathy Schlund-Vials19. Gender; Claudia Calhoun20. Disability; Brenda Brueggemann and Stephanie Kerschbaum21. Sexual Orientation; Margaret BreenPART IV: LIFE OFF THE TENURE TRACK22. Life as an Adjunct; Joe Fruscione23. Life as a Graduate Student; Alex Galarza 24. Life after Retirement; Valerie Wayne and Linda Woodbridge25. Life after Academe; Anne Trubek.