Hanging Out for Tenure

Semioticians, hand grenades and the academic novel
by
February–March 1987, no. 88

Pushed from the Wings: An entertainment by Ross Fitzgerald (illustrated by Alan Moir)

Hale & Iremonger 174 pp, $9.95 pb, $19.95 hb

Hanging Out for Tenure

Semioticians, hand grenades and the academic novel
by
February–March 1987, no. 88

By the time I was 35, I’d spent fifteen years as a student and teacher in universities. I was scornful of those who sneered at ‘Sheltered Workshops’ – a fashionable putdown in the early 70s; at the same time, I mocked Zelman Cowan’s observation – when playing stag at bay and asserting that he really was au fait with academia – that ‘I have spent all my adult life in universities’. But they are real places.

Paul Marriott reviews 'Pushed from the Wings: An entertainment' by Ross Fitzgerald (illustrated by Alan Moir)

Pushed from the Wings: An entertainment

by Ross Fitzgerald (illustrated by Alan Moir)

Hale & Iremonger 174 pp, $9.95 pb, $19.95 hb

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