December Blogroll: Profession(al) Reading Edition

Dear readers:

This month, I give you an actual catalogue rather than my usual annotated selections. Most of these blogrolls are about scholarly resources, writing and research techniques, or where to find theatre. This month is a writing month: I give you a bibliography I have generated useful in writing for academia—particularly in terms of cultural scholarship and literary criticism—and figuring out what the expectations are of publishers. Consider it a form of recommended reading, particularly useful at the outset of a dissertation or book project.

From the Rare Book (Pearl) Room at the tip-top of Powell’s City of Books, Portland, OR.

  • Bolker, Joan. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. Owl Books, 1998.
  • Booth, Andrew, Diana Papaioannou, and Anthea Sutton. Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review. SAGE, 2012.
  • Evans, David, Paul Gruba, and Justin Zobel. How to Write a Better Thesis. 3rd ed. Springer, 2014.
  • Fogarty, Mignon. Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008.
  • Garber, Marjorie. Academic Instincts. Princeton UP, 2003.
  • Hayot, Eric. The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities. Columbia UP 2014.
  • Kelsky, Karen. The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job. Three Rivers Press, 2015.
  • Luey, Beth. Handbook for Academic Authors. 5th ed. Cambridge UP, 2009.
  • Petre, Marian, and Gordon Rugg. The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research. 2nd ed. Open UP, 2010.
  • Reis, Richard M. Tomorrow’s Professor: Preparing for Careers in Science and Engineering. Wiley-IEEE Press, 1997.
  • Semenza, G. Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities.Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • Silvia, Paul J. How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. American Psychological Association, 2007.
  • Silvia, Paul J. Write It Up: Practical Strategies for Writing and Publishing Journal Articles. American Psychological Association, 2014.
  • Strunk, Jr., William, and E.B. White. The Elements of Style. 4th ed. Longman, 1999.
  • Sullivan, Garrett A., and G. Semenza, eds. How to Build a Life in the Humanities: Meditations on the Academic Work-Life Balance. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • Sword, Helen. Stylish Academic Writing. Harvard UP, 2012.
  • Thomson, Pat, and Barbara Kamler. Helping Doctoral Students Write: Pedagogies for Supervision. 2nd ed. Routledge, 2014.
  • Thomson, Pat, and Melanie Walker, eds. The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion: Getting to Grips with Research in Education and the Social Sciences. Routledge, 2010.
  • Vick, Julia Miller, Jennifer S. Furlong, and Rosanne Lurie. The Academic Job Search Handbook. 5th ed. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
  • Williams, Joseph M., and Joseph Bizup. Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. 12th ed. Pearson, 2016.
  • Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. 30th Anviversary Edition. Harper Perennial, 2006.

Happy reading!
Elizabeth

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