The Academic Self: An Owner's Manual
Hall (English, California State U., Northridge) has written a thoughtful book on academic life and behavior to help graduate students and new faculty grapple with their chosen career. Among other topics, the text examines the notion of the professorial "self" as text, suggests how to manage the various parts of the academic profession, achieve goals, and negotiate departmental dynamics. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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