Campus novel topic of Oct. 1 talk

September 30, 2015 | Events, UToday, Honors
By Staff

Dr. Christian K. Anderson, associate professor of higher education at the University of South Carolina, will discuss the academic novel at the university Thursday, Oct. 1.

His free, public talk titled “The Fictional Realities of Campus” will start at 7 p.m. in Libbey Hall.



A meet-and-greet will start at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments and a cash bar.

“The academic novel is an emerging genre portraying a fictional version of campus life as seen through the experiences of faculty and students,” said Marcia King-Blandford, UT vice provost for academic operations.

She noted that Richard Russo, author of Straight Man, will continue the conversation on the academic novel as part of this year’s Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author will speak Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in Doermann Theater. For more information, go to

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