So far, though, most mainstream fictional portrayals of academic life show professors on the tenure track, living relatively comfortable lives — if only materially — and enjoying some degree of job security.

Or if they have less job security, it’s because they didn’t earn tenure. That’s to say writers haven’t yet caught up to the new reality of academe: that landing a tenure-track job these days can be as hard as landing a book deal.


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