Anti-Intellectual Representations of American Colleges and by Barbara F. Tobolowsky, Pauline J. Reynolds

By Barbara F. Tobolowsky, Pauline J. Reynolds

This e-book explores renowned media depictions of upper schooling from an American viewpoint. each one bankruptcy during this booklet investigates the portrait of upper schooling in an exhilarating array of media--including novels, tv, movie, comedian books, and video games--revealing the methods anti-intellectualism manifests via time. interpreting quite a lot of narratives, the authors during this booklet supply incisive statement at the position of the collage in addition to the lifetime of scholars, college, and employees in fictional collage campuses.

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Once admitted, the student must then navigate college life. This new reality can be jarring, even to the point of comedic, at times. For example, in The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters (Kidd, 2001), the parents of the protagonist stop their car at the state penitentiary, assuming it to be the state university their son attends. While this is a clear reference to the state pen that is indeed only a few miles from Penn State (Kidd’s alma mater, upon which the novel is based), it also conjures up connections to the “inmates” of Hawthorne’s Harley College in Fanshawe (1828).

We therefore advise that you make this contribution the centerpiece of all marketing efforts for the book. Lodge added two other academic novels, Thinks … in 2001, which explores the study and creation of artificial intelligence, and Deaf Sentence in 2008, whose protagonist is a retired linguistics professor losing his hearing. Though the characters overlap in the first three books, they do not reappear in these later novels. Thus, they are not included with the trilogy. Most academic fiction takes place in the United States and the British Isles, rarely venturing to points beyond.

V. for my, excuse me, our chapter. These details matter. Initials matter. I should write a paper on that, though someone probably already has. We’re talking about higher education here. Hitting Their Stride Moving beyond McCarthy, Amis, and Barr’s work of the 1950s, the second half of the twentieth century offers more exemplars of the evolving comedic campus novel particularly in the work of Lodge, Smiley, and Russo. The novels of David Lodge provide more laughs about academe than those by any other single author.

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