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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 273–304.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Colin Gillis Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Lawrence’s Bildungsroman and the Science of Sexual Development Lawrence’s Bildungsroman and the Science of Sexual Development Colin Gillis In the 1922 postscript to Sigmund Freud’s “Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-Year-Old Boy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 101–111.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Charles M. Tung tungc@seattleu.edu Modernist Life Histories: Biological Theory and the Experimental Bildungsroman , by Newman Daniel Aureliano . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press , 2019 . 248 pages. Copyright © 2022 Hofstra University 2022 In 2008, having...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Daniel Aureliano Newman This essay links anachrony in Aldous Huxley’s bildungsroman Eyeless in Gaza to the biological phenomenon of heterochrony (changes in the schedule and tempo of developmental processes, resulting in evolutionary novelty). Highlighting implicit correspondences between Bildung...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 518–526.
Published: 01 December 2018
... expression. He labels this coming-of-age narrative the “ Bildungsroman discourse,” which “claims that comics have changed, over the past few decades, . . . from a despised medium with little to no credibility as an art form, a literature or a mode of literacy, to a respectable kind of reading with an earned...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 121–146.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... Studying the classist premise of Watchman , then, helps attune us to its operation in To Kill a Mockingbird . nealdolan@yahoo.com © 2023 Hofstra University 2023 bildungsroman community defilement individualism white trash The publication of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman in 2015...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2011
... but decode. 5 Julian Murphet The result is a cauldron of forces that this bildungsroman offers as an explanatory matrix for the whole of Coetzee’s career. Coetzee’s South Africa can be seen as the construction of a regional modernism in defi- ance of any retrograde Naturalist impulses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 283–316.
Published: 01 September 2004
... is capable of imagining is a world citizen and avid social philosopher who looks very much like himself. The right to articulate his autobiography as a kind of bildungsroman of progress from obscure origins to international fame thus shares in what Franco Moretti has termed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 50–76.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of the narrative, 34 at the end), the novel has many of the elements of the bildungsroman, or parodies of those elements, and given the many false steps he has made in his development, it is appropriate to see Charles as “starting over.” So, in the second ending, the narrator tells us...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 34–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of “youth” and a young man’s journey from home, the quote also points us towards the genre of the bildungsroman, which is equally associated with Goethe. Yet we are soon to discover that Youth is not a conventional bildungsroman. The novel’s somewhat awkward narrative motor is a writer’s block...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 345–370.
Published: 01 September 2007
... kind. § The ethnic bildungsroman, with its interest in children and borders, is a form that has long been a source o f anxiety for Asian American literary studies. Many o f the works canonized by this field seem to fit within the strictures o f this form and simultaneously, as critics have...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 139–162.
Published: 01 June 2021
... . 1987 . The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture . London : Verso . Moretti Franco . 2013 . The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature . London : Verso . Perrakis Phyllis . 1992 . “ Sufism, Jung, and the Myth of Kore: Revisionist Politics in Lessing’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 37–78.
Published: 01 March 2013
... insurgent subaltern subject. 54 Salvaging Dialect and Cultural Cross-Dressing in McKay’s Constab Ballads. Cultural cross-dressing and the subaltern lyric bildungsroman The confessional lyrics spoken by McKay’s poetic alter ego, constituting nearly two thirds of the poems in Constab Ballads...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of an ethno-national self that is accessible to a large audience.” Their fiction has a strong autobiographical bent, which largely aligns them with other US ethnic writers who use the bildungsroman format. Describing the fiction of “ethnic American Bildung” as “caught up in its inevitable reception...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 657–665.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of his Cantos. Each of its eight sections are portrait poems. Dickey charts her approach to this material in relation to the genre of the bildungsroman. Given how much Pound had to say about Henry James and Flaubert (“his true Penelope this approach makes good sense. But Dickey is not simply...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 225–234.
Published: 01 June 2022
... inclusive. True, women authors are perhaps underrepresented in Lambert’s book, but they are also underrepresented among writers of the interwar period more broadly, particularly in several of the subgenres Lambert examines (hunting fiction, Hollywood films, urban Bildungsromane , and science fiction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 567–574.
Published: 01 December 2010
... bildungsroman and postcolonial critique, pub- lished in 1950, Under the Skin is a must read for our time, challenging many misperceptions about white women British writers’ complicity with imperialism. Sadly, it is out of print.5 It centers on Lucy Armstrong, who, after suffering the losses of her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 40–66.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of remaking the form of the novel anticipates Levinas’s rejection of a moral philosophy that assumes a unified subject 41 Rachel Hollander in favor of an ethics in which the other precedes the existence of the self. Evoking the genre of the bildungsroman only to expose its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
... character’s birth is not unusual for a bildungsroman, what is initiated here is a plunge backward into a family history that occupies almost the first half o f the novel. This story is played out against a backdrop o f historical events and settings such as the 1922 Turkish massacre o f Greeks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., stranger and more complex; Pound, H. D., Williams and Eliot became fervent admirers. In 1918 Warner married his fiancée and left his parish to join the navy as a chaplain, and Marianne, with Mary in tow, moved to New York. Readers familiar with the conventions of the romantic bildungsroman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the sharp (military) alternatives available to the enslaved and other disenfranchised populations of the coastal trading regime. In representing competing hegemonies, Gurnah cleaves closer to the historical record than to either the generic requirements of the bildungsroman or the texts that follow...