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I'm suprprised to find Coetzees "Disgrace" here and I doubt that those who put it here actually have read it. According to the article's intro, a campus novel is "a novel whose main action is set in and around the campus of a university." This is not true concerning "Disgrace". It is true that the novel's plot is triggered by what one university professor does with a young student, and eventually he even gets back to where everything started in a somewhat failed attempt to make things good. But the main action takes place in an entirely different setting.
I'm no expert, but what's the basis for claiming this genre dates in great extent from the 1950s? There were a number of popular "college novels" in the U.S. in the 1920s, including This Side of Paradise and The Plastic Age.--Milowent • hasspoken 21:33, 6 August 2012 (UTC)