Don Delillo: White Noise

I was attracted to read White Noise because of the central protagonist¬†Jack Gladney’s academic profession. I am writing my next chapter on academic fiction and representations of humanities scholarship in media and therefore found “Hitler Studies” a most entertaining addition to my repertoire of English Professors (Morris Zapp included), Medieval Historians (Jim Dixon, of course)Continue reading “Don Delillo: White Noise”

Jeffrey Williams: The Rise of the Academic Novel – A graphic guide / map

This post features a diagram I made using ‘Inspiration 9’ to describe the ways in which Jeffrey Williams divides and subdivides the Campus Novel and the Academic Novel. I read ‘ The Rise of the Academic Novel’ in American Literary History, Volume 24, Number 3, Fall 2012, pp. 561-589. I like William’s thorough approach andContinue reading “Jeffrey Williams: The Rise of the Academic Novel – A graphic guide / map”