Anti-Intellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities

Fictional Higher Education

  • Barbara F. Tobolowsky
  • Pauline J. Reynolds

Part of the Higher Education and Society book series (HES)

About this book


This book explores popular media depictions of higher education from an American perspective. Each chapter in this book investigates the portrait of higher education in an exciting array of media including novels, television, film, comic books, and video games revealing the ways anti-intellectualism manifests through time. Examining a wide range of narratives, the authors in this book provide incisive commentary on the role of the university as well as the life of students, faculty, and staff in fictional college campuses.


education higher education media university fictional university

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara F. Tobolowsky
    • 1
  • Pauline J. Reynolds
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of RedlandsRedlandsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57003-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57004-8
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