Universitatea „Lucian Blaga“ din Sibiu, Departamentul de Studii Anglo-Americane si Germanistică
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5 / 2015
Local and Global Impact Zones in the Campus Novel: Showcasing Malcolm Bradbury’s Cuts
In its already established form, the campus novel explores the potentially enriching cultural exchange between faculty members. Malcolm Bradbury’s novels explore the comical experiences of people who leave the comfort zone of their idealistic environment, to embark, usually imbued with humanistic ideas and ideals, on a different experience which, albeit based on an assumed familiarity with a new space, eventually proves to be disquieting and tormenting.
The current paper investigates the ways in which the experience of a typical campus novel character ranges across the university cultural space and the world of hard finance, to address cross-referenced issues that impact, perhaps more poignantly at present, on the interaction between faculty members and what they took to be ‚the world out there’.
Keywords: Malcom Bradbury, Cuts, faculty members, cultural exchange, hard finance
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