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”

The Secret History by Donna Tartt – an investigation into a novel about studying the humanities (and murder!)

Recently I read Tartt’s “The Secret History and was impressed by the handling of a bunch of pretentious teenagers studying Julian Morrow’s exclusive (and doubtless uppity) Greek Classics class.¬†The Guardian well summarises the reasons that you should read this book right now, and so I will spend little time repeating the qualities of excellence thatContinue reading “The Secret History by Donna Tartt – an investigation into a novel about studying the humanities (and murder!)”