Size: 6 x 9
Pub Date: 8/2000
Alix in Academe
While touring a college campus, Alix attends an assembly and is bored to sleep by the dean's windy ramblings. She wakes to find herself in a Wonderland-like world, where an assortment of academic caricatures lament about the hazards of university politics. As Alix struggles to understand the complexities of campus life in a world that is progressively "curiouser and curiouser," she grows more confident, more self-assured, and ultimately decides to create her own major.
Review: "I highly recommend this sophisticated and thoughtful book for anyone working in American higher education."
-Vasilikie Demos, Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota
"Alix in Academe is clever-its satire ranging from gentle to caustic, its target an inept but power-hungry administration preying on the downtrodden but ambitious faculty...It's a good read!"
-Rose Marie Abbott, author of Bride of Vengeance and On the Wings of the Wind
Bio: JEANNE PURDY teaches Humanities and Women's Studies courses at the University of Minnesota, Morris. She loves Alice in Wonderland, which was her inspiration for Alix in Academe.