Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ten of the best professors in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best professors in literature.

One entry on the list:
Professor Welch

In Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim, Welch is the prosing, pompous head of the history department in a provincial English university, who inflicts evenings of madrigal singing on his subordinates. Jim Dixon has to suck up to him but fantasises about doing bad things to him.
Read about another professor on the list.

Lucky Jim also appears on Roger Rosenblatt's list of the five best satires of academic life.

--Marshal Zeringue