July 3, 2016 – chronicle.com
Academic Novels for Real People. So much for the classics; time to break open the juicy stuff.
“Question (from ‘Hegelia’): All right, I’ve read some of the books on last month’s list of classic academic novels, filled with profs performing intellectually in their native habitats. But where are the juicy academic novels?
Answer: That depends on what you mean by ‘juicy.’ For some readers of academic novels, the scholarly in-jokes are the whole point of the genre. These are the sort of readers who chortle about the literary-theory tidbits in John L’Heureux’s The Handmaid of Desire, or claim to know the real-life inspiration for the pushy promoter of ‘Diana Studies’ in Jennifer Vandever’s The Bronte Project.”
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Tagged Adrian Jones Pearson, Alex Kudera, Always There, Auggie's Revenge, Chris Wallace, Class Reunion, Cow Country, Elle Kennedy, Frankie Bow, Heads: A Campus Novel, I am Charlotte Simmons, Ian Flitcroft, Janice MacDonald, Jennifer Vandever, John L’Heureux, John Van der Kiste, Lauren Fremont, Lucy McConnell, Rona Jaffe, Stella Chance, Sticks and Stones, Taboo: Professor Wants Me Pregnant, The Academic Bride (Billionaire Marriage Brokers, The Bronte Project, The Campus Baller: A Sports Romance, The Case of the Defunct Adjunct, The Handmaid of Desire, The Reluctant Cannibals, The Score (Off Campus Book 3), Tom Wolfe
“Alex Kudera’s Fight for Your Long Day is likely to provoke post-traumatic stress reactions in anyone who has been a college teacher. Unlike most academic novels that feature the first-world problems of tenured professors, Kudera’s is about Cyrus Duffleman, a depressed, saggy, almost-40 adjunct who makes, he calculates, about $10 an hour teaching courses to disengaged—and sometimes mentally ill—students at universities all over Philadelphia.”
March 25, 2013 – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Considering Adjunct Misery. An academic novel offers an Everyman for the new American economy by William Pannapacker
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Tagged Alex Kudera, Blue Angel, Dead Poets Society, Fight for Your Long Day, Francine Prose, I am Charlotte Simmons, Philip Roth, Richard Russo, Robert Crumb, Straight Man, The Human Stain