Campus Fictions Exemption and the American Campus Novel

Campus Fictions argues that the academic novel balances utopian and regressive tendencies, reinforcing the crises we face in higher learning while simultaneously signposting hope for a worn institution. Whether a bestseller such as Erich Segal ’s romance Love Story (1970) or wonkier fare such as Don...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Beal, Wesley
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2024, 2024
Edition:1st ed. 2024
Series:American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Chapter 1: Introductions to the American Campus Novel
  • Chapter 2: Campus Characters: Exemption and Utopia on Campus
  • Chapter 3: Anti-intellectualism, “Theory,” and the Reactionary Impulses of the Campus Novel
  • Chapter 4: Unauthorized Sex?: Sex, Power, and Privilege in the Campus Novel
  • Chapter 5: Subordinations of Academic Freedom: “Speech” as Campus Keyword and Codeword
  • Chapter 6: Identity and Culture War on Campus
  • Chapter 7: Hardly Workin; or, the Valences of Productivism in Campus Novels
  • Chapter 8: On Teaching the University
  • Chapter 9: Appendix I: Further Data
  • Chapter 10: Appendix II: the Directory of the American Campus Novel