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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 27–52.
Published: 01 April 2020
... calls the “negative dialectic of race.” At the level of the protagonist, Shuffle ’s deliberate adherence to the conventions of the classical bildungsroman but failed achievement of its aesthetic-spiritual ideal of bildung leads to a breakdown of the dialectic that would reconcile Black history...
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Genre (2006) 39 (1): 165–171.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Stella Bolaki Jeffers Thomas L. Apprenticeships: The Bildungsroman from Goethe to Santayana . New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2005 . COPYRIGHT © 2007 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2007 REVIEWS 165 Jeffers, Thomas L...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Heather Smyth This article explores how the Belizean writer Zee Edgell's novel Beka Lamb uses the bildungsroman to point to contradictions in both colonial discourse and narratives of nationalist decolonization. The bildungsroman is a genre that provokes unsettling and valuable insights when found...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., there is potential to think about the genre more generally. This article proposes that theorizing the neoliberal bildungsroman might present an opportunity to better historicize neoliberalism. © 2016 by University of Oklahoma 2016 novel neoliberalism bildungsroman Singapore in literature Hwee Hwee Tan...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 385–405.
Published: 01 December 2016
... modifies the bildungsroman, one of the most pervasive permutations of the realist novel, to narrate two revolutionary histories: the story of its heroine's development of a communitarian outlook and sense of herself and the story of the realist novel shedding its individualism-inflected past. The essay...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Simon Hay This essay asks what it means to call Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions (1988) a postcolonial bildungsroman. It argues that there is a fundamental contradiction in the term between the pressures and practices of bildung (education; development; formation), on the one hand...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Adam Grener This essay examines the pervasive language of chance in Anthony Trollope's Phineas Finn (1869) and argues that the novel's competing models of probability reveal tensions in the bildungsroman form. Although Phineas's advancement has been read as demonstrating Trollope's investment...
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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 148–150.
Published: 01 December 2006
... for Form and Transformation are Lisa Lowe's Immigrant Acts (1996) and Patricia P. Chu's Assimilating Asians (2000), which explore the transformations of the traditional western bildungsroman in Asian American texts. While Lowe argues that Carlos Bulosan's autobiographi- cal novel America...
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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 23–41.
Published: 01 December 2006
... .” Ethnicity and the American Short Story . Ed. Brown Julie . New York : Garland , 1997 . 3 - 23 . ---. “ Short Story Cycle and Hawai'i Bildungsroman: Writing Self, Place, and Family in Lois-Ann Yamanaka's Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers .” Form and Transformation in Asian American Literature...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): v–xx.
Published: 01 September 2006
... canonized in the form of the ethnic Bildungsroman, it has also given rise to a proliferation of marginal and usually less recognized subgenres—a proliferation whose aims ranged from political intervention and critical intertextuality to self-exoticizing strategies of niche marketing. In the century...
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Genre (2004) 37 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 March 2004
... material to enrich jazz discourse. As a prolegomena to such a work, I offer the following historical sketch. The first true "jazz" novel, Johnson's Autobiography of an Ex-colored Man, is a Bildungsroman depicting the narrator's early piano training, his embrace of ragtime, his aborted attempt...
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Genre (2008) 41 (1-2): 125–149.
Published: 01 March 2008
... interconnections of Go Down, Moses as "circular rather than linear, recursive rather than sequential," and in spite of the broad thematic scope and the non-linear chronology they argue convincingly that it is possible to read the work as a Bildungsroman—one whose collective protagonist is "the tragic...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 358–361.
Published: 01 June 2006
... catastrophe can combine. Her first example, Queen Lili'uokalani's Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen, which begins with autobiographical bildungsroman, also includes a series of appendices which contain political dialogue, letters, commentary on letters, protest documents, historical...
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Genre (2001) 34 (1-2): 101–124.
Published: 01 March 2001
...- tion. Psychological change is the defining feature, as it is in the equivalent cate- gory of novel of development in early adulthood, the bildungsroman. However, whereas the bildungsroman supports accommodation, or acceptance of the soci- ety's values, as the sign of maturity, particularly...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 269–298.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of darkness,8 the margins of her society’s empire. Apart from exposing these economies of power, Woolf challenges such a view of literature by subverting its very conventions, as many commentators have rec- ognized regarding The Voyage Out and the genre of the bildungsroman. Susan Stanford Friedman...
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Genre (2005) 38 (3): 309–326.
Published: 01 September 2005
... . Ed. Davidson Cynthia C. . Cambridge : The MIT Press , 2001 . 180 - 8 . Moretti Franco . Atlas of the European Novel , 1800 - 1900 . New York : Verso , 1998 . —. The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture. New edition . Trans. Sbragia Albert . New...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2017
... History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Moretti, Franco. (1987) 2000. The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture. New York: Verso. Citations refer to the 2000 edition.  . 1998. Atlas of the European Novel: 1800 – 1900. London: Verso.  . 2005. Graphs, Maps, Trees. New...
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Genre (2003) 36 (3-4): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2003
... locate their cities in a global setting and take part explicitly in a discourse of cosmopolitan idealism, even as they rely for their sense of grandeur and vision on the accumulated effect of local close-ups. The shape of Wordsworth's Bildungsroman is dictated in large part by his attempt...
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Genre (2022) 55 (2): 85–115.
Published: 01 July 2022
... its fringes, depicting those who come and go through its orbit, other transformative genres, such as the romantic comedy, coming-of-age film, or bildungsroman, often feature characters both traversing geographies or new communities and at the same time navigating a shift in their identities...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 303–329.
Published: 01 December 2016
... David , 249 – 61 . London : Verso . ———. 2000 . The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture . Edited by McKeon Michael . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press . ———. 2013 . Distant Reading . London : Verso . Mullett Mary B. 1990...