Literature Against Criticism: University English and Contemporary Fiction in Conflict by Martin Paul Eve
English | Oct. 17, 2016 | ISBN: 1783742739 | 252 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
This is a book about the power game currently being played out between two symbiotic cultural institutions: the university and the novel. As the number of hyper-knowledgeable literary fans grows, students and researchers in English departments waiver between dismissing and harnessing voices outside the academy. Meanwhile, the role that the university plays in contemporary literary fiction is becoming increasingly complex and metafictional, moving far beyond the ‘campus novel’ of the mid-twentieth century.