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  ENGL BILDUNGSROMAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
In the simplest sense of the word, a Bildungsroman is a novel of the development of a young man (or in some cases a young woman).
The second common characteristic of the Bildungsroman is the ancestry of the main character.
The basic formula of the Bildungsroman is universal and especially appropriate to the growing world of the Victorian age where the kind of opportunities presented to the hero of the Bildungsroman echoed the actual experiences of those growing up in that era.
www.umd.umich.edu /casl/hum/eng/classes/434/geweb/ENGLBILD.htm   (1547 words)

  
 In its most traditional form, the Bildungsroman has been defined as a novel concerning the “all-round development or ...
In its most traditional form, the Bildungsroman has been defined as a novel concerning the “all-round development or self-culture” of the protagonist, where the protagonist displays a “more or less conscious attempt.
Bildungsroman has been defined as a novel concerning the “all-round development or self-culture” of the protagonist, where the protagonist displays a “more or less conscious attempt.
bildungsroman is a “novel of formation” or “education”  that charts the development of the protagonist’s mind and character in the passage from childhood through various experiences (usually involving a spiritual crisis) into maturity and the recognition of his/her role in the world.
www.stanford.edu /~steener/su02/english132/Bildungsroman.htm   (413 words)

  
 DVD Verdict: The Bildungsroman (The Coming-of-Age Story)
Literally "development novel," the Bildungsroman arose in Germany in the hands of Goethe, whose Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (1794) is considered the prototype of the genre.
What is unusual about Demme's approach to the Bildungsroman (and Thomas Harris' approach as well in the source novel), is that Starling is far from the witless naïf most protagonists of this genre are: she is an expert with firearms and holds a double degree in criminology and psychology.
The Silence of the Lambs stands as an effective critique of both the Detective Film and the Bildungsroman: by merging the two genres (with a critical post-feminist touch), the "rules" of male mastery that traditionally apply to each collapse.
www.dvdverdict.com /columns/deepfocus/bildungsroman.php   (1136 words)

  
 Art Vallicelli
The bildungsroman genre is an essential form of literature employed to describe a protagonist’s progression of character throughout a work.
A bildungsroman text often uses natural imagery to discuss the journey that a character is to undergo.
This is another typical bildungsroman quality, where some person or some event becomes the immediate stimulus for the character to start progressing.
students.ed.uiuc.edu /vallicel/Dante_Inferno.htm   (1412 words)

  
 GE AS BILDUNGSROMAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
That Pip is an orphan is characteristic of the English Bildungsroman.
Regarding the Bildungsroman, this is phase one of Pip's education and development as well as a stepping stone that assists him in his eventual goal of becoming a gentleman.
In the middle class values of the Bildungsroman, a man must work to become a gentleman and Pip is an example of a boy who becomes a gentleman through his "handsome property," not a gentleman in the traditional sense.
www.umd.umich.edu /casl/hum/eng/classes/434/geweb/GEASBILD.htm   (3653 words)

  
 Bildungsroman Study Guide
Realizing that the hero has made a mistake in judgment, the reader, in effect, learns from the situation before the protagonist or otherwise compares his/her own morality against the moral of the story that the hero eventually learns.
In the Bildungsroman, the focus is on one main character.
The structure of the Bildungsroman is to follow this one character from youth to adulthood.
www.bookrags.com /studyguide-bildungsroman/style.html   (167 words)

  
 Bildungsroman Bildungsroman: Strictly a German Form of the Novel?
In this essay, Kerschen counters the argument that the Bildungsroman is strictly a German form of the novel by citing examples of the genre written in other languages.
Repeatedly, the Bildungsroman is defined as a “German” form of the novel.
Martin Swales, an oft-quoted authority on the Bildungsroman, says in his book The German Bildungsroman from Wieland to Hesse that “The Bildungsroman, both in theory and in practice, is little known outside Germany.” Hans Eichner remarks in his “Reflection and Action: Essays on the Bildungsroman”...
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 Bildungsroman Themes
Goethe’s Bildungsroman appropriately uses the word “apprenticeship” in its title because one distinguishing factor of the genre is the learning process that brings the protagonist from childhood into adulthood.
As a coming-of-age novel, the Bildungsroman focuses on the main character’s apprenticeship.
The Bildungsroman is a novel of formation or development.
www.enotes.com /bildungsroman/31459   (152 words)

  
 University Press of Florida: Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman
The Bildungsroman is a genre novel whose territory is well traveled, that of a young and often alienated hero on the cusp of maturity, intent on discovering who he or she is and being true to that identity.
Modernists such as Thomas Hardy, D. Lawrence, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf adopted and reinvigorated the Bildungsroman form as a means of telling stories about longing and transition.
With this first major study of the historical context of the English and Irish Bildungsroman, Gregory Castle revisits the genre with a special interest in self-development and identity, as well as the viability of the classical concept of Bildung in the modernist era.
www.upf.com /book.asp?id=CASTLF05   (310 words)

  
 Bildungsroman
Bildungsroman, coined by Karl von Morgenstern, in lectures on the 'Essence' and 'History' of the novel (c.
Originating in the Idealist tradition of the Enlightenment, with its belief in human perfectibility and historical progress, this understanding of human growth assumes the possibility of individual achievement and social integration.
The English Bildungsroman typically emphasizes the preliminary fear of the outside world as a menace for individual identity, while the Goethian ideal of harmony as a delicate compromise of heterogeneous commitments focuses on the Ego's internal dynamics.
people.brandeis.edu /~teuber/bildung.html   (661 words)

  
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The German word Bildungsroman means "a novel of formation," that is, a novel of someone's growth from childhood to maturity.
Generally, a Bildungsroman is concerned with the protagonist's development from a young person to a young adult, and the character's need to either accept or reject the morals and customs of society.
In many respects, the development of Triton is a bildungsroman in which we follow the process of maturation of the main character, a Sri Lankan housekeeper.
www.english.emory.edu /Bahri/Reefbild.html   (579 words)

  
 The Bildungsroman Genre
Used generally, it encompasses a few similar genres: the Entwicklungsroman, a story of general growth rather than self-culture; the Erziehungsroman, which focuses on training and formal education; and the Kunstlerroman, about the development of an artist.
A Bildungsroman is, most generally, the story of a single individual's growth and development within the context of a defined social order.
Great Expectations is widely considered to be a direct descendant of Goethe's Wilhelm Meister, the prototypical Bildungsroman.
www.victorianweb.org /genre/hader1.html   (314 words)

  
 Borderlands of the Chicano Bildungsroman: Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven, The ALAN Review - Find Articles
Borderlands of the Chicano Bildungsroman: Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven, The
Francois Jost, in his comparative analysis of the genre in Germany, England, and France, defined the (European) Bildungsroman as a tale in which the young man "recognizes his place in the world; he begins to distinguish, to be able to define this man who is himself" (137).
His rite of passage, metaphorically experienced earlier in the text when Manny becomes a "trainer" for the Chicano-organized boxing team, La Raza, is threaded through the narratives of race in such a way that reveal the differences between a Chicano Bildungsroman and the so-called "universal" narratives of the "classic" Bildungsroman.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4063/is_200410/ai_n9463089   (898 words)

  
 ten is the age of darkness: the black bildungsroman by geta leseur
LeSeur begins by defining the structure and models of the European genre of the bildungsroman, then proceeds to show how the circumstances of colonialism, oppression, race, class, and gender make the maturing experiences of selected young fl protagonists different from those of their white counterparts.
When read as examples of the bildungsroman rather than simply as chronicles of fl experiences, these works reveal an even deeper significance and have a more powerful impact.
Associate Professor of English, Black Studies, and Women Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Geta LeSeur is the author of Not All Okies Are White: The Lives of Black Cotton Pickers in Arizona.
www.umsystem.edu /upress/otherbooks/leseur.htm   (342 words)

  
 The German Bildungsroman
The Bildungsroman - the story of the development or formation of a young man - is the most famous German contribution to the European novel.
Most studies of the Bildungsroman have concentrated on its underlying philosophy; Michael Minden addresses it as literature.
Looking at the novels from the points of view of gender, subjectivity, and the ideology of the aesthetic, and taking account of late twentieth-century literary theory, Minden uncovers aspects and motifs which subvert traditional ideas of the Bildungsroman and raise questions about the function and status of literature.
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 The Mavens' Word of the Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Well, the most important differerence is that Bildungsroman is relatively common in English and Entwicklungsroman is so rare that only a few hardcore types will know what it means.
The words, which are so close in meaning as to be almost synonymous, both refer to types of novels common in German literature that discuss the personal development of a single person, typically in youth.
A Bildungsroman, from German Bildung 'education; formation' and Roman 'novel', focuses on the esp. moral and spiritual development of the main character.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=19970825   (311 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
A Bildungsroman (German: "education novel") is a novel which traces the spiritual, moral, psychological, or social development and growth of the main character from (usually) childhood to maturity.
Jane Eyre also contains elements of the Bildungsroman.
More contemporary examples are Iain Banks' novel The Crow Road and Ursula K. Le Guin's fantasy novel A Wizard of Earthsea.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/b/bi/bildungsroman.html   (112 words)

  
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We shall not read these novels as copies of European Bildungsroman, however, but rather explore their temporal structure which undergirds the notion of self-development and aligns it with development of the nation and the colony.
By situating these novels in the context of the Bildungsroman, the course aims to provide a model for rethinking literary history and literary genres within a global context.
Goals of the course: The course is set up as a research seminar in which we shall, as a class, investigate the relationship between literary form and the social formation of colonialism.
nyu.edu /pages/east.asian.studies/courses/syllabi/comingofage2005.doc   (1685 words)

  
 Gale - Free Resources - Glossary - BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Bildungsroman: (Also known as Apprenticeship Novel, Coming of Age Novel, Erziehungsroman, or Kunstlerroman.
Bildungsroman is used interchangeably with erziehungsroman,a novel of initiation and education.
When a bildungsroman is concerned with the development of an artist (as in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man), it is often termed a kunstlerroman.
www.gale.com /free_resources/glossary/glossary_bc.htm   (3495 words)

  
 Bildungsroman books, find the lowest prices
Der Deutsche Bildungsroman : Von Der Aufklarung Bis Zur Gegenwart
The Female Bildungsroman in English : An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism
Social Mobility in the English Bildungsroman : Gissing, Hardy, Bennett, and Lawrence
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 Bildungsroman Science Fiction
Michael Levy: "Young Adult Science Fiction as Bildungsroman" in C. Sullivan III, editor, Young Adult Science Fiction, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.
...the tradition of writing about the training of young people is called "bildungsroman" and it's also very, very old.
In most ways, it seems to fall within that SF subgenre that can only be called military bildungsroman in which a youngster plunges into a demanding military environment and is forced to find out just how good he is. But Thornley subverts and transforms that subgenre at every turn.
www.adherents.com /lit/sf_bil.html   (230 words)

  
 English Faculty // Professor Marc Redfield
At Claremont Graduate University, he teaches eighteenth-century, Romantic, and nineteenth-century British literature, and literary theory.
His publications include Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996, co-winner of the First Book Prize of the Modern Language Association) and The Politics of Aesthetics: Nationalism, Gender, Romanticism (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003).
He is presently editing a special issue of the journal The Wordsworth Circle on the work of Geoffrey Hartman, and writing a book on the late-eighteenth-century origins of the notion of a "war on terror."
www.cgu.edu /pages/1364.asp   (715 words)

  
 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 96031666
Publisher description for The German Bildungsroman : incest and inheritance / Michael Minden.
Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Bildungsroman, German fiction History and criticism, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832, Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/cam028/96031666.html   (193 words)

  
 Lamson Library » Blog Archive » Appearing To Diminish : Female Development And The British Bildungsroman, ...
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Appearing To Diminish : Female Development And The British Bildungsroman, 1750-1850
Reacting to Romance and Building the Bildungsroman: The Female Quixote and Betsy Thoughtless
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 Powell's Books - The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture by Franco Moretti
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