Postwar Academic Fiction

Satire, Ethics, Community

  • Kenneth Womack

About this book


As a literary genre, academic fiction has emerged in recent years as one of the most popular modes for satirizing the cultural conflicts and sociological nuances inherent in campus life. Drawing upon recent insights in ethical criticism and moral philosophy, Postwar Academic Fiction: Satire, Ethics, Community offers new readings of fictional and nonfictional works by such figures as Kingsley Amis, Vladimir Nabokov, Joyce Carol Oates, David Lodge, David Mamet, Ishmael Reed, Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar and Jane Smiley.


fiction novel Vladimir Nabokov

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  • Kenneth Womack
    • 1
  1. 1.Penn State AltoonaUSA

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