Academia in Fact and Fiction by Ludmila Gruszewska-BlaimAcademia in Fact and Fiction by Ludmila Gruszewska-Blaim

Academia in Fact and Fiction

EditorLudmila Gruszewska-Blaim, Merritt Moseley

Hardcover | December 16, 2016

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«Academia in Fact and Fiction» comprises twenty-eight essays on the relationship(s) between the university and the practice of belles lettres. The collection includes studies of the teaching of fiction by university professors; the fit – or misfit – between the creative writer and the academy; the depiction of the university, its staff and atmosphere, in literature, cinema and new media; and the varieties of academic fiction ranging from the ludic and satirical to the tragic. Most of the works addressed in the volume are British or American, modern or contemporary, but the historical range extends to Victorian and Shakespearian works, and the geographical range includes novels and poems from Russia, New Zealand, and Nigeria. Among the genres discussed are, in addition to the «literary novel», plays, detective fiction, fanfiction, utopias, mysteries and alternative history. The contributors are international and cosmopolitan.

Ludmila Gruszewska-Blaim is Associate Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Gdansk. Her publications include books and edited volumes on 20th- and 21st-century literature and utopian cinema. She is co-editor of the Peter Lang series «Mediated Fictions: Studies in Verbal and Visual Narratives». Merritt Mos...
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Title:Academia in Fact and FictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.5 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 16, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631673248

ISBN - 13:9783631673249

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academic fiction – scholars as fictionists and performers – academia across time and media – university professors – humanities – academic mystery – utopia – writer-in-residence – creative writing – Shakespeare – C.S. Lewis – Charles William – Nabokov – Julia Kristeva – David Foster Wallace – Stephen Fry – Francine Prose – Carol Shields – Nigerian Biafra-novels