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Encyclopedia > Campus novel

A campus novel is a novel whose main action is set in and around the campus of a university. The genre, dating back to the late 1940s, is popular because it allows the author to show the quirks of human nature, and reactions to pressure (for exams, etc.) within a controlled environment or to describe the reaction of a fixed socio-cultural perspective (the academic staff) to new social attitudes (the new student intake). "The Groves of Academe" by Mary McCarthy, is one of the first examples of this genre, and was written in 1952. Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campi) is Latin for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... Human nature is the fundamental nature and substance of humans, as well as the range of human behavior that is believed to be invariant over long periods of time and across very different cultural contexts. ... In education, certification, counselling, and many other fields, a test or an exam (short for examination) is a tool or technique intended to measure students expression of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. ...


Examples

Pnin is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1957. ... Vladimir Nabokov This page is about the novelist. ... Christine (Sharon Acker) and Jim (Ian Carmichael) only moments away from their first kiss Lucky Jim is a comic novel written by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1954. ... Sir Kingsley William Amis (April 16, 1922 – October 22, 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. ... Porterhouse Blue is a novel written by Tom Sharpe, first published in 1974. ... Tom Sharpe (born March 30, 1928) is an English satirical author, born in London and educated at Lancing College and at Pembroke College, Cambridge. ... Detective Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse is a fictional character, who features in a series of thirteen detective novels by British author Colin Dexter, though he is better known for the TV series produced by Central Independent Television from 1987–2000. ... (Norman) Colin Dexter is the British author of the Inspector Morse novels. ... The Big U (1984) is Neal Stephensons first published novel, a satire of campus life. ... Neal Stephenson Neal Town Stephenson (b. ... A Dancing Bear is an online novel purportedly written by the Australian author Mark Osher (born 1970). ... Mark Osher (born March 26, 1970) is an Australian novelist, whose only known work is the online novel A Dancing Bear. ... The History Man (1975) is a campus novel by British author Malcolm Bradbury set in 1972 in the fictional seaside town of Watermouth in the South of England. ... Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury (September 7, 1932 – November 27, 2000) was a British author and academic. ... Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury (September 7, 1932 – November 27, 2000) was a British author and academic. ... Randall Jarrell (1914 - 1965) was a United States author, writer and poet. ...

See also

Academic seduction is sometimes considered a type of sexual abuse, and refers to the phenomenon of college professors having sexual relations with their students. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Cambridge (often called Cambridge University, or just Cambridge), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... School in literature Christine Anlauff: Good morning, Lehnitz F. Anstey: Vice Versa Louis Auchincloss: The Rector of Justin Alan Bennett: The History Boys E.R. Braithwaite: To Sir, with Love Sasthi Brata: My God Died Young Anthony Buckeridge: Jennings Goes to School Frances Hodgson Burnett: Sara Crewe (aka A Little...

External link

  • A short history of the campus novel

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Campus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (264 words)
Campus (plural: campuses) is Latin for "field" or "open space".
The campus is the area in which a college or university and surrounding buildings are situated.
A school might have one space called a campus, one called a field, and another called a yard.
Books | Who's afraid of the campus novel? (2138 words)
The campus novel began in America, with Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe (1952), Randall Jarrell's reply to it, Pictures From an Institution (1954), and Pnin (1955).
So, as the university changed, British campus novels were changing in tone - angry, coruscating, debunking, or, in the case of Michael Frayn's haunting The Trick of It (1989), melancholy; and the younger generation of novelists - Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan - weren't writing them.
And also, of course, campus novels were, by their very nature, funny, and funny is not in either.
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