Millennial Academe: The New Campus Novel

“A white male professor of English, usually middle-aged, has a bit of a crisis and stumbles through some comic hijinks; a relationship issue spices things up, but things turn out well in the end. That’s a long-standing prototype of academic fiction, from Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim (1954) through Michael Chabon’s Wonder Boys (1995) and Richard Russo’s Straight Man (1997) …” (more)

[Jeffrey J Williams, Inside Higher Ed, 24 May]

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