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Author Showalter, Elaine.

Title Faculty towers : the academic novel and its discontents / Elaine Showalter.

Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  823.0093557 Sh82f 2005    New Books Axe (2nd Fl)  Available
Description 143 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Personal takes
Personal takes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-135) and index.
Contents The fifties: Ivory towers -- The sixties: Tribal towers -- The seventies: Glass towers -- The eighties: Feminist towers -- The nineties: Tenured towers -- Into the twenty-first century: Tragic towers.
Summary "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."--Jacket.
Subject College stories, English -- History and criticism.
College stories, American -- History and criticism.
English-speaking countries -- Intellectual life.
Teacher-student relationships in literature.
Universities and colleges in literature.
Education, Higher, in literature.
College teachers in literature.
College students in literature.
College stories, American. (OCoLC)fst00867955
College stories, English. (OCoLC)fst00867957
College students in literature. (OCoLC)fst00868073
College teachers in literature. (OCoLC)fst00868186
Education, Higher, in literature. (OCoLC)fst00903133
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Teacher-student relationships in literature. (OCoLC)fst01144246
Universities and colleges in literature. (OCoLC)fst01161908
English-speaking countries. (OCoLC)fst01261775
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Title Academic novel and its discontents
ISBN 0812238508 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780812238501 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780812238501

 
    
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