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Scholars and senior sector figures reveal the books they’ll be reading over the summer break – for work or pleasure or both

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Book of the week: the digital deluge can harm our social health; Emma Rees commends a prescription to tackle it

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Scholars and senior sector figures reveal the books they’ll be reading over the summer break – for work or pleasure or both – in part two of our annual round-up of holiday reads

Man on beach reading
Scholars and senior sector figures reveal the books they’ll be reading over the summer break – for work or pleasure or both
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It was cheap reprints that took modernism from niche to popular, says Rebecca Bowler

What’s in a book cover? Grace Lees-Maffei examines a history of graphic design in Russian fiction

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Academics who think they can do the work of professional staff better than professional staff themselves are not showing the kind of respect they expect from others

As the pay of BBC on-air talent is revealed, one academic comes clean about his salary

Senior academics at Teesside University put at risk of redundancy as summer break gets under way

Capsized woman and boat

Early career academics can be left to sink or swim when navigating the choppy waters of learning scholarly writing. Helen Sword says a more formal, communal approach can help everyone, especially women

Thorns and butterflies

Conditions that undermine the notion of scholarly vocation – relentless work, ubiquitous bureaucracy – can cause academics acute distress and spur them to quit, says Ruth Barcan