The Emmys and Academics

“… One of the characters, played by John Goodman, is Creighton Bernette, an English professor at Tulane. I have long bemoaned the stereotypes of academics in literature and film. We are generally portrayed as sex-crazed bumblers who seem obsessed with knifing one another in the back. To be sure, I have known my share of sex-crazed academics and bumblers and I have my share of scars on my back. I also have known many other kinds of academics, and Creighton Bernette is one of them …” (more)

[Bill Tierney, 21st Century Scholar, 30 August]

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