Faculty Towers: The Academic Novel and Its Discontents / Edition 1

Faculty Towers: The Academic Novel and Its Discontents / Edition 1

by Elaine Showalter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812238508

ISBN-13: 9780812238501

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Services

In Faculty Towers, Showalter takes a personal look at the ways novels about the academy have charted changes in the university and society since 1950. With her readings of C. P. Snow's idealized world of Cambridge dons or of the globe-trotting antics of David Lodge's Morris Zapp, of the sleuthing Kate Fansler in Amanda Cross's best-selling mystery series or of the…  See more details below

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In Faculty Towers, Showalter takes a personal look at the ways novels about the academy have charted changes in the university and society since 1950. With her readings of C. P. Snow's idealized world of Cambridge dons or of the globe-trotting antics of David Lodge's Morris Zapp, of the sleuthing Kate Fansler in Amanda Cross's best-selling mystery series or of the recent spate of bitter novels in which narratives of sexual harassment seem to serve as fables of power, anger, and desire, Showalter holds a mirror up to the world she has inhabited over the course of a distinguished and often controversial career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812238501
Publisher:
Hopkins Fulfillment Services
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Personal Takes Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : what I read and what I read for1
Ch. 1The fifties : ivory towers14
Ch. 2The sixties : tribal towers34
Ch. 3The seventies : glass towers49
Ch. 4The eighties : feminist towers68
Ch. 5The nineties : tenured towers87
Ch. 6Into the twenty-first century : tragic towers100

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