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Postwar academic fiction : satire, ethics, community

Author: Kenneth Womack
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002.
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As a literary genre, academic fiction has emerged in recent years as one of the most popular modes for satirizing the cultural conflicts and sociological nuances inherent in campus life. Drawing upon recent insights in ethical criticism and moral philosophy, Postwar Academic Fiction: Satire, Ethics, Community offers new readings of fictional and nonfictional works by such figures as Kingsley Amis, Vladimir Nabokov,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Womack, Kenneth.
Postwar academic fiction.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002
(DLC) 2001053262
(OCoLC)47973399
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Womack
ISBN: 1403919305 9781403919304 9780230596757 0230596754
OCLC Number: 53015202
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 208 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Ethical criticism and postwar literary theory --
Reading the "Heavy industry of the mind": ethical criticism and the Anglo-American academic novel --
Negotiating the university community: Lucky Jim and the politics of academe --
Scholar adventurers in exile: Nabokov's Dr. Kinbote and Professor Pnin --
Searching for goodness and the ethical self: Joyce Carol Oates's The hungry ghosts --
Professoriate in love: David Lodge's academic trilogy and the ethics of romance --
Performing the academy: alterity and David Mamet's Oleanna --
Campus xenophobia and the multicultural project: Ishmael Reed's Japanese by Spring --
Academic nonfiction and the culture warriors: "teaching the conflicts" in Gilbert and Gubar's Masterpiece Theatre --
Jane Smiley's academic carnival: rooting for ethics at Moo U. --
Conclusion: Ethical criticism and the academic novel beyond the culture wars.
Responsibility: Kenneth Womack.
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As a literary genre, academic fiction has emerged in recent years as one of the most popular modes for satirizing the cultural conflicts and sociological nuances inherent in campus life. Drawing upon recent insights in ethical criticism and moral philosophy, Postwar Academic Fiction: Satire, Ethics, Community offers new readings of fictional and nonfictional works by such figures as Kingsley Amis, Vladimir Nabokov, Joyce Carol Oates, David Lodge, David Mamet, Ishmael Reed, Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar and Jane Smiley.

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