Updated: July 8, 2016

I. Books:

Belok, Michael Victor. The college professor in the novel: 1940 – 1957. 1958.

Bosco, Mark and Kimberly Rae Connor, eds. Academic Novels as Satire: Critical Studies of an Emerging Genre. Ceredigion, UK: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007.

Borchardt, Cordelia. Vom Bild der Bildung: Bildungsideale im anglo-amerikanischen Universitätsroman des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Münster: LIT, 1997.

Bradbury, Malcolm. No, not Bloomsbury. London: Andre Deutsch, 1987.

Carter, Ian. Ancient Cultures of Conceit: British University Fiction in the Post-War Years. London and New York: Routledge, 1990.

Conklin, John E. Campus Life in the Movies: A Critical Survey from the Silent Era to the Present. Jefferson, NC: McFarland &  Company Publishers, 2008.

Dougill, John.  Oxford in English Literature: The Making and Undoing of the English Athens. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998.

Dubber,Ulrike. Der englische Universitätsroman der Nachkriegszeit: Ein Beitrag zur Gattungsbestimmung. Würzburg, 1991.

Hinton, David B. Celluloid Ivy: Higher Education in the Movies 1960-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1994.

Kramer, John E. [1981] The American College Novel: An Annotated Bibliography. 2nd ed. Lanham, Maryland, and Oxford: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2004.

Kramer, John E. Academe in Mystery and Detective Fiction. 2nd ed. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2000.

Lodge, David. Write On: Occasional Essays 1965-1985. London: Secker & Warburg, 1986.

Lyons, John O. The College Novel in America. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Press, 1962.

McClellan, Ann K. How British Women Writers Transformed the Campus Novel: Virginia Woolf, Dorothy L. Sayers, Margaret Drabble, Anita Brookner, Jeanette Winterson. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2011.

Proctor, Mortimer R. The English University Novel. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957.


Reimer, Margret. Die college mystery novel : a blurred genre; Gattungshybridisierung am Beispiel der Typologie eines Subgenres des zeitgenössischen anglo-amerikanischen Romans. Bielefeld: Vogelsang, 1999.

Rossen, Janice. The University in Modern Fiction. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993.

Showalter, Elaine. Faculty Towers: The Academic Novel and Its Discontents. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Stachowicz,Viktoria. Universitätsprosa. Die Selbstthematisierung des wissenschaftlichen Milieus in der deutschen Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Trier, 2002.

Umphlett, Wiley Lee. Movies Go to College:  Hollywood and the World of the College-Life Film. Madison: Farleigh-Dickinson University Press, 1984.

Weiss, Wolfgang. Der anglo-amerikanische Universitätsroman: Eine historische Skizze. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1988.

Womack, Kenneth. Postwar Academic Fiction: Satire, Ethics, Community. New York: Palgrave, 2002.

II. Anthologies of Texts:

Bevan, David (Ed.) University fiction. Atlanta: Rodopi, 1990.

Moseley, Merritt (Ed.) The Academic Novel: New and Classic Essays. Chester: Chester Academic Press, 2007.

Fuchs, Dieter and Wojciech Klepuszewski (Eds.) Academic Fiction Revisited:             Selected Essays. Koszalin: Wydawnictwo Uczelniane Politechniki             Koszalinskiej, 2014.

III. Articles:

Anderson, Christian K. and John R. Thelin. “Campus Life Revealed: Tracking Down the Rich Resources of American Collegiate Fiction.” The Journal of Higher Education. 80.1 (2009): 106-113.

Głowala, Zbigniew. “University or Universal? Revaluating the Academic Novel.” Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature, Issue 34/2010, 20-34.

Green, Charles. “The Droves of Academe.” The Missouri Review. 31.3 (2008): 177-188.

Gruszewska-Blaim, Ludmiła. “Faculty Gothic in the American College Novel of the 1990s. In Anna Kędra-Kardela and Andrzej Sławomir Kowalczyk, eds., Expanding the Gothic Canon: Studies in Literature, Film and New Media, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2014.

Gruszewska-Blaim, Ludmiła.  “Amerykańska powieść akademicka z duchem kotki w tle.” Acta Humana  (3), 2012. 19-36.

Gruszewska-Blaim, Ludmiła. “The Lives of Texts and Academics: With Apologies to M.R. James and James Hynes.” In Katarzyna Pisarska and Andrzej Sławomir Kowalczyk (eds), The Lives of Texts: Exploring the Metaphor. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2012. 7-17.

Leuschner, Eric.  “Body Damage: Dis-Figuring the Academic in Academic Fiction.”  The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies. (2006) 28: 339-354.

Lysik, Marta. “ ‘Why can’t you study an Indian? […] A woman Indian?’ Postethnicity in Michael Dorris’ and Louise Erdrich’s The Crown of Columbus, a Contemporary Academic Novel.” LWU: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht. 2007, XL: 3/4, 159-170.

Pinsker, Sanford. “Postmodernist Theory and the Academic Novel’s Latest Turn.” Sewanee Review 111.1 (2003): 183-91.

Scott, Robert F. “It’s a Small World, after All: Assessing the Contemporary Campus Novel.” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 37.1 (2004): 81-7.

Thelin, John and Barbara Townsend. “Fiction to Fact: College Novels and the Study of Higher Education.”  Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. 4th ed. New York: Agathon Press, 1988. 183-211.

Tönnies, Merle. “The ‘Postcolonial University Novel’ in Britain: Including the Excluded in a Conventionalised Form.” Xenophobic Memories: Otherness in Postcolonial Constructions of the Past. Ed. Monika Gomille, and Klaus Stierstorfer.  Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2003. 13-37.

Williams, Jeffrey J. “The Rise of the Academic Novel. American Literary History. Vol. 24, No. 3. 2012. 561-589.

Williams, Jeffrey J.”Ready for Our Close-Up.” The Chronicle Review, Volume 53, Issue 47, 2007. Page B9.

Williams, Jeffrey J. “Unlucky Jim: The Rise of the Adjunct Novel.” The Chronicle of Higher Education.  November 12, 2012.

IV. Book Chapters:

Connor, Steven. The English Novel in History 1950-1995. London and New York: Routledge, 1996.

McGurl, Mark. The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing. Cambridge, MS: Harvard University Press, 2009. (Introduction: Halls of Mirror)

V. Theses & Dissertations:

Fullerty, Matthew H. G. The British and American Academic Novel. The “Professorromane”: The Comic Campus, The Tragic Self.  Diss. The George Washington University, 2008.

Staib, Mary Pauline. The Academic Woman in the American College Novel. 1975.

Varen, Liv Christina. Ladies of the Ivory Tower: Academic Feminism and Feminist Academics in Carol Shields’ Swann, David Lodge’s Nice Work and A.S. Byatt Possesion: A Romance. M.A. Thesis, University of Oslo, 2012.

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