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Academia in Fact and Fiction

Edited By Ludmiła Gruszewska-Blaim and Merritt Moseley

«Academia in Fact and Fiction» comprises twenty-eight essays on the relationship(s) between the university and the practice of belles lettres. The collection includes studies of the teaching of fiction by university professors; the fit – or misfit – between the creative writer and the academy; the depiction of the university, its staff and atmosphere, in literature, cinema and new media; and the varieties of academic fiction ranging from the ludic and satirical to the tragic. Most of the works addressed in the volume are British or American, modern or contemporary, but the historical range extends to Victorian and Shakespearian works, and the geographical range includes novels and poems from Russia, New Zealand, and Nigeria. Among the genres discussed are, in addition to the «literary novel», plays, detective fiction, fanfiction, utopias, mysteries and alternative history. The contributors are international and cosmopolitan.

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JOSEPH NATHANIEL BALLAN is a Ph.D. fellow in the department of English, Germanic, and Romance Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has a broad range of interests, and his publications include articles and book chapters on Søren Kierkegaard, W.E.B. Du Bois, Zakes Mda, and Herta Müller.

SLAVA BART is a fiction writer and second-year doctoral student at the department of English Literature and American Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is writing a dissertation on the negative attitudes of creative writers towards literary critics from the Renaissance onward. His other interests include the writings of Vladimir Nabokov and representations of the creative process in works of fiction and nonfiction.

ANDRZEJ CEYNOWA is Associate Professor of American literature at the University of Gdańsk. In the years 1996–2002 he was Deputy Rector and in 2002 he was elected to the office of Rector of the University and held that office for two terms. Since 2008 he has been Dean of the Faculty of Languages. He is the author and editor of books and book chapters on American theatre and popular culture. His publications include Sztuka czarnego teatru, 1968–1982: studium monograficzne (Gdańsk 1989); American Experience – The Experience of America (Frankfurt am Main 2013; co-editor).

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