Record:   Prev Next
Author Womack, Kenneth
Title Postwar academic fiction : satire, ethics, community / Kenneth Womack
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  823 W8401 2002    AVAILABLE  -  30500101519794
Descript viii, 207 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-201) and index
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
Subject College stories, English -- History and criticism
College stories, American -- History and criticism
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Literature and society -- English-speaking countries
Satire, American -- History and criticism
Satire, English -- History and criticism
Universities and colleges in literature
Communities in literature
Ethics in literature
Record:   Prev Next