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… have been sending UD novels set in universities. UD‘s been reading these novels and thinking about them, and she’ll be posting soon, probably over at Inside Higher Education, about these and other academic novels.

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  1. Sherman Dorn Says:

    Thank you! I’ve been starting a reading list for myself, and I’m hoping you’ve gotten more than the typical college mystery or novel of manners.

  2. J. Fisher Says:

    I should probably just knuckle down and write an article on this myself, but I’m not going to–just yet. I’ve always wanted to hear an argument for Wolfe’s _Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test_ as an academic novel. After all, the word *test* is in the title!

  3. Joe Fruscione Says:

    Sorry for any potential repetition, UD, but Michael Chabon’s ‘Wonder Boys’ is also largely set in a university. I thought it was better and more engaging than Chabon’s ‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,’ which won the Pulitzer Prize.

  4. david foster Says:

    Don’t know if you want short stories too or just full-length novels…SF author Connie Willis wrote “Chance,” the rather heartbreaking story of a woman who returns as a faculty wife to the campus where she went to school…and meets her former self. Kind of at the intersection of SF and chick lit, which is probably not a very busy place.

    In her collection “Impossible Things.”

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