The archetype is probably 'Lucky Jim' by Kingsley Amis...
January 12, 2016 10:05 PM Subscribe
"From a comic standpoint, anyone who’s every been to a cocktail party with university colleagues knows that even at the best of times it’s an ongoing comedy of manners, a ballet of awkwardness. There exist in university settings the following: Competition, ego, eccentric personalities. Sartorial affectation (berets, tweed blazers, brightly colored silk scarves, Trotsky-style beards, all manner of glasses). Bureaucracy and Machiavellian maneuvering. Snubs and indignities and inappropriate flirtations.
"All, as they say, ripe for satire."
The source for the quotation above: Revisiting the Campus Novel - by Erin Somers, Ploughshares
10 Fabulous Campus Novels To Cozy Up With This Fall - Huffington Post, Maddie Crumb, 2015
Academic Discourse and Adulterous Intercourse: what campus novels can teach us - The Atlantic, Megan Marshall, 2006
Who's afraid of the campus novel? - The Guardian, Aida Edemariam, 2004
The 50 Greatest Campus Novels Ever Written - Flavorwire, 2013 (slideshow)
10 Classic Campus Novels - Huffington Post, 2011 (slideshow)
12 Books Set at University That All Students Should Read - What Uni, Billy Picard
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