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O călătorie a descoperirii în romanul academic
A Voyage of Discovery in the Campus Novel

Author(s): Stăncuţa Ramona Dima-Laza
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Summary/Abstract: One of the most widely-appreciated developments in post-war British literature was the emergence of the campus novel. A remarkable figure in this respect was David Lodge, due to the trilogy he published between 1975 and 1988. Within the background of the industrial revolution, in Thatcherite Britain, David Lodge introduces the readers into the closed world of universities and into the familiarity of its norms, values and possibilities of intrigue. The familiar routines of characters, the hierarchical structures and the conspicuous plot-lines make the delight of the readers. This article focuses on the third novel of the author’s trilogy, that is, Nice Work. It represents an oscillation between the words of business on one hand and university professors on the other. Dealing with the demoralization of universities, with adultery and campus and industry traditions, it is actually a parody of the 19th century industrial novel.

  • Page Range: 63-69
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Romanian