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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Meltem Gürle Be it the top-down secularism of the Kemalist reforms or the authoritarian conservatism of the present Islamist government, the political will in Turkey has persistently ignored the individual, the most valuable component of democratic modernity. The Turkish bildungsroman voices...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 167–189.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Benjamin Kohlmann This essay identifies the socialist bildungsroman as a distinct transnational genre of the twentieth-century novel. Contrary to recent theorizations of the bildungsroman that stress the link between narratives of individual formation and the organicist idea of the nation...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 163–188.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of Political Bildungsromane : Putting George Eliot into Dialogue with Danish Television .” Replotting Marriage in Nineteenth-Century British Literature . Ed. Galvan Jill and Michie Elsie . Columbus : Ohio State UP , 2018 . 100 – 126 . Goodlad Lauren M. E. “ Parliament and the State...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Thomas Pfau Boes Tobias , Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman ( Ithaca : Cornell UP , 2012 ) , pp. 214, cloth, $67.95 . Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Few genres have proved as elusive as that of the bildungsroman...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to be one's own. But although the bildungsroman as a genre is often thought to be concerned with the formation of an individual subject, the concept of Bildung articulated by Goethe and his Weimar associates in the 1790s in fact assigns a particular importance to the idea of vicarious experience...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
...-century development of educational theory was shadowed by a prescient fictional vision of childish destructiveness emblematized in the broken toy, and it asks what this might mean in particular for the bildungsroman and its educative telos. Franco Moretti has claimed that the European bildungsroman...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the geographic regions on India's periphery, toward which the novel's action drives but which it never ultimately reaches, and two “developmental genres,” the picaresque and the bildungsroman, which the novel holds in tension. It argues further that whereas earlier studies of Kim and the bildungsroman have...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of the bildungsroman, or novel of aesthetic education, in order to meet the challenges of modernity; at the same time they critique a then-hegemonic version of modernism that argued that the nature of twentieth-century society required writers to make a radical break with conventional literary aesthetics. Uncoupling...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 375–378.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., historical, and ideological conjunctions between human rights and the novel, par- ticularly the coming-of-age genre, the Bildungsroman, whose plot we could provisionally gloss as the didactic story of an individual who is socialized in the process of learning for oneself what everyone else (including...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 477–480.
Published: 01 November 2014
... a character’s attention, cultivating the rich interiority that makes a protagonist. Price’s deconstruction of the bildungsroman as an ur-text of this cultural story is among the sharpest and most original sections of How to Do Things with Books. As she notes, these novels repeatedly stage encounters between...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... such constructs. For instance, while a bildungsroman, Krik? Krak! plots the development of a multigenerational, collective, primarily women's Bildung that explodes individualist conceptions of the autonomous subject. Likewise, while an immigration narrative, it catalogs the wounds of, rather than celebrates...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the Novel in that book's main section. The new antinomies in which Jameson recasts the dialectic of realism, narration and affect, draw on the modal antagonism between narrative and lyric that is opened in the Romantic bildungsroman (Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship ), made foundational...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
... as a Young Man , where Stephen Dedalus's low vision draws his attention to sensations that repeatedly distract from his bildungsroman plot. The low-vision characters of Ulysses then offer a conclusion to this strategy in the way they altogether abandon progress to make a narrative of wandering sensations...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... kinds—the bildungsroman, the regional novel, crime fiction, the roman à clef, the biblical allegory. Transplanting conventions from these various genres into narrative contexts where they seem not to belong, Condition of England novels exploit generic dissonance as an instrument of open-ended literary...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of the political economy (centered around the consumption of information) that determines Bouvard and Pécuchet's estate. The novel's structure as an immoralist bildungsroman—in which the protagonists’ faithful pursuit of Enlightenment ideals eventually leads them to directly reject those ideals—corresponds...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the protagonists back, bringing an abrupt end to the journey to maturity and, consequently, to the narrative arc of the bildungsroman. In this way, the novels' proto-postcolonial formal interventions are grounded in the visible unevenness of their urban settings. 2 Lao She is the pen name for Shu Qingchun...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Maia Mcaleavey Abstract The bildungsroman privileges singularity: the unique and, often, the only child. This essay turns away from familiar literary narratives of a protagonist's personal development in order to examine the narrative possibilities of a genre that instead maintains focus on a group...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Jacob Jewusiak This article argues that old men and aging raised a central problem for Charles Dickens's literary project: the novel's difficulty of representing temporal continuity over long spans of time. For the old man, the meaningful plots of the nineteenth century—such as the bildungsroman...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Robert Higney This essay examines the relationship between character and institution in Conrad's Nostromo . It argues that Nostromo undoes the Victorian impulse to reconcile the individual and the social world in the conventions of the bildungsroman and the adoption and modification of those...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 300–304.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and distinctiveness, as she reminds us—in Clarissa's case leans to the side of tragic singularity. If Clarissa in its primary plot is neither a conduct manual nor a bildungsroman, it is nonetheless “affecting,” Richardson's own word for what reading makes possible (43). But affect can be ambivalent and ambiguous...