Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities

Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities

by Gregory M. Colon Semenza
     
 

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Differing from graduate school "survival guides," this book is the only book to confront the complex realities of graduate study in the humanities. Today, many graduate students are still regarded as "apprentices," despite the fact that they are expected to design and teach their own classes, serve on university committees, attend conferences, and publish regularly

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Differing from graduate school "survival guides," this book is the only book to confront the complex realities of graduate study in the humanities. Today, many graduate students are still regarded as "apprentices," despite the fact that they are expected to design and teach their own classes, serve on university committees, attend conferences, and publish regularly. Attrition rates for American Ph.D. programs are at an all-time high, and of those who finish, only one in three will secure tenure-track jobs. In a straightforward manner, Gregory Colón Semenza identifies the obstacles along the path of the academic career and provides tangible advice. Fully revised and updated, this new edition offers shrewd insight on advising, electronic publishing, and the post-financial crisis job market that will help students negotiate the changing landscape of academia. Semenza ably prepares graduate students and recent graduates for what they really seek: a successful academic career.

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"Gregory Semenza's Graduate Study for the Twenty-first Century is a tough-minded, witty, generous discussion of how to enter the profession of scholarship and teaching. The appendices alone are worth the price of the book; Semenza provides samples of everything from course syllabi and job letters to materials on the teaching portfolio, book prospectus, conference participation - everything a serious graduate student needs to succeed. The book should be required reading for graduate students and their professors."--Barry V. Qualls, Dean of Humanities, Rutgers University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230100336
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
600,295
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Gregory Colon Semenza is assistant professor of English, University of Connecticut.

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