Papa, PhD : essays on fatherhood by men in the academy / edited by Mary Ruth Marotte, Paige Martin Reynolds, and Ralph James Savarese.

A collection of personal essays from men who wrestle with what it means to be a father in academia today. Organized in three sections, the stories of the contributors depict not merely a balancing act of parenting, teaching, and writing, but also the revelatory collision and occasional fusion of com...

Full description

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Marotte, Mary Ruth., Reynolds, Paige., Savarese, Ralph James.
Format: Book
Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Disney dad / Amitava Kumar
  • Gaining a daughter: a father's transgendered tale / Lennard J. Davis
  • Gifts from the sea / David G. Campbell
  • The luck of the irish / F.D. Reeve
  • Shifting the tectonic plates of academia / Jerald Walker
  • Hair-raising experiences / John W. Wells
  • A river runs through it: queer theory and fatherhood / Joseph Gelfer
  • On writing and rearing / David Blake
  • How to do things with words / Ira L. Strauber
  • On fecundity, fidelity, and expectation: reflections on philosophy and fatherhood / J. Aaron Simmons
  • Sheathing the sword / Gregory Orfalea
  • Weighed but found wanting: ten years of being measured and divided / Robert Mayer
  • Vespers, matins, and lauds: the life of a liberal arts college professor / Ralph James Savarese
  • How white was my prairie / Mark Montgomery
  • Meniscus / Robert Gray
  • Once was lost / John Bryant
  • Shared attention: hearing Cameron's voice / Mark Osteen
  • Accidental academic, deliberate dad / Kevin G. Barnhurst
  • Late fatherhood among the baptists / Andrew Hazucha
  • Being a dad, studying fathers: personal reflections / William Marsiglio
  • Single dad in academia: fatherhood and the redemption of scholarship / Eric H. du Plessis
  • Superheroes / Stanford W. Carpenter
  • Maybe it is just math: fatherhood and disease in academia / Jason Thompson
  • Dreaming of direction: reconciling fatherhood and ambition / Mike Augsperger
  • Making a home for family and scholarship / Ting Man Tsao
  • Change is here, but we need to talk about it: reflections on black fatherhood in the academy / Jeffrey B. Leak
  • Vocabularies and their subversion: a reminiscence / John Domini
  • Balancing diapers and a doctorate: the adventures of a single dad in grad school / Charles Bane
  • It's a chapter-book, huh: teaching, writing, and early fatherhood / Alex Vernon
  • Pitcher this: an academic dad's award-winning attempt to be in two places at once / Colin Irvine
  • Odd quirks / Christopher Gabbard
  • The precarious private life of professor father fiction chef and other possible poignancies / Gary McCullough.