Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Here's another one of those awful lecturers at the university that Karen Travers attends on her day release. This one is a kind of weird almagamation of Tom Jones (he's Welsh and has a big perm) and Howard Kirk in Malcolm Bradbury's The History Man (he sleeps with his students and is generally a bad lot).
From all of this university-bashing, I suspect that at least one of the writers got a third in English Lit, and now feels unfairly treated. Those bitter speeches about "book smart university people" by Vera Bennet are starting to look less like parodies of an authoritarian brute and more like someone's angry little manifesto.