The German Bildungsroman : history of a national genre / Todd Kontje

Author(s): Kontje, Todd Curtis, 1954-
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Subjects: Bildungsromans
German fiction--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: Columbia, SC : Camden House, c1993
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture. Literary criticism in perspective
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture (Unnumbered). Literary criticism in perspective
LC Classification: P, PT
Physical Description: xi, 139 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
1. Bildung and the German Novel 1774-1848 1
Theories of Bildung 1
The Beginnings of Bildungsroman Theory 7
Liberal Critics and Wilhelm Meister's Legacy 13
2. Ideology and the German Bildungsroman 1848-1945 23
3. Postwar Critics and the German Bildungsroman 44
Return to Goethe 44
Questioning the Legacy: Criticism in the 1960s 50
Taking Stock: Kohn and Jacobs Survey the Bildungsroman 60
Reception Theory and Ideology Critique in the 1970s 62
The German Bildungsroman in the English-Speaking World 69
4. New Directions in Bildungsroman Criticism 77
Social History and the Bildungsroman 77
Taking Stock Again: Recent Surveys 86
Poststructuralism, Psychoanalysis, and the Bildungsroman 92
Gender and Genre in the Bildungsroman 103
Conclusion 110
Works Discussed 113
Works Cited 116
Notes: LCCN: 93011688 //r94
ISBN: 1879751534 (acid-free paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [116]-133) and index
OCLC Number: 28498845
ISBN/ISSN: 1879751534