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Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses, by David Lodge (1984) | PEW FTLC SUMMER BOOK CLUB 2024: THE CAMPUS NOVEL

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Friday, July 5, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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The campus novel is a subgenre of fiction spotlighting the human comedy of academic life. Wherever you are—at the beach, overseas, in your office toiling away--join us Fridays in July 3:00-4:00pm in Zoom to talk about a book. Register for one or as many discussions as you like, and FTLC will send you the print or audio version, your choice. Please register only for the book(s) you will meet to discuss. Open to all GVSU faculty and staff.

Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses, by David Lodge (1984):

"Euphoric State University with its whitestone, sun-drenched campus and England's damp red-brick University of Rummidge have an annual professorial exchange scheme, and as the first day of the last year of the tumultuous sixties dawns, Philip Swallow and Morris Zapp are the designated exchangees. They know they'll be swapping class rosters, but what they don't know is that in a wildly spiraling transatlantic involvement they'll soon be swapping students, colleagues, and even wives. Changing Places is a hilarious send-up of academic life, intellectual fashion, sex, and marriage by a writer Anthony Burgess has called "one of the best novelists of his generation."


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