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January 21, 2010

Nonfiction and fiction about academic life

My student, Maciej Kos, found this syllabus for a course on academic work. It contains a pretty good listing of fiction and non-fiction books about academic life. (I would add to the list of novels Old Scores by Nicholas Delbanco, and several of the novels of Rebecca Goldstein, such as The Mind-Body Problem.) I have been giving a copy of James Lang's memoir Life on the Tenure Track to new junior faculty.

Blanchette, "Academic Work", Information Studies 298-C, Winter 2010, UCLA

Posted by jmm at January 21, 2010 12:56 AM


To give credit where credit is due, I came across the syllabus on Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum newsgroup. Their thread "On learning about how to be a faculty member" (http://listserv.utk.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1001&L=jesse&T=0&F=&S=&P=58146) includes quite a few interesting references too.

Posted by: mkos at January 21, 2010 07:19 PM

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