Tagged: Campus Novel

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Book: Lorenzostein

Who is Lorenzostein? Well, if you didn’t have the dubious, but certainly entertaining, pleasure of meeting Lorenzostein as yet, here is a chance to read all about this strange alien creature from outer space, oversexed,...

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Book: Small World

With many conferences starting soon (in fact, I’m writing this just before EMAC in Lisbon starts), I thought reading “A Small World” by David Lodge would be seasonal. The book is the follow-up from...

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Book: Crump

Crump by P.J. Vanston is, according to the cover, a “darkly comic and scathing satire about life at a modern British university”. The book tells the story of Kevin Crump, newly appointed lecturer at the...

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Book: Degrees ‘R Us

The book “Degrees ‘R Us” is the sequel to A Campus Conspiracy by “anonymous”, again set in the fictional university of St. Sebastian, which this time has acquired a new Vice-Chancellor, who cares less about high-brow thinking...

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Book: While Herding Cats

This week’s campus novel is “While Herding Cats” by A.C. Roberts. Set in the 1980s, the book tells the story of Richard, a thirty-five year old lecturer in law at the fictional Foxton University,...

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Book: Changing Places

Changing Places is the first of three “campus” novels written by Emeritus Professor of English Literature, David Lodge. Set in 1969, the story line focuses on two very different academics: one more reserved, less distinguished...

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Book: A Tenured Professor

A Tenured Professor is a novel published by Harvard Economist John Kenneth Galbraith in 1990, just a year or so after the Berlin Wall came down and while the Cold War became less cool,...

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Book: Campus Conspiracy

You can tell I’m a little behind in my reading list when I’ve finally started to read a book originally published in 2006. “A Campus Conspiracy” is a satiric look at modern university life...