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Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee

Michael Bell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208098
eISBN:
9780191709227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208098.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This book reflects on humanistic education by examining the limits of the teachable in this domain. The Goethean motif of the open secret is not a mystery revealed but an utterance not understood, ... More


Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution

Ian Duncan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691175072
eISBN:
9780691194189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175072.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The 120 years between Henry Fielding's Tom Jones (1749) and George Eliot's Middlemarch (1871) marked both the rise of the novel and the shift from the presumption of a stable, universal human nature ... More


David Copperfield and the Absorbent Book

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter assesses what makes the novel associate printed matter with interruption in particular. It also asks what difference does it make that the act in which the characters are interrupted ... More


Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Kenneth Millard

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the ‘coming-of-age’ novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise ... More


The Remasculinization of Chinese America: Race, Violence, and the Novel

Viet Thanh Nguyen

in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter looks at the works of Frank Chin and Gus Lee, who follow a long line of American authors before them by writing about how men use violence both to regenerate themselves, and to become ... More


Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the "Bildungsroman"

Tobias Boes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451775
eISBN:
9780801465659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Bildungsroman, or “novel of formation,” has long led a paradoxical life within literary studies, having been construed both as a peculiarly German genre, a marker of that country's cultural ... More


‘Turn Again, Dick Whittington!’: Dickens and the Fiction of the City

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dickens is the one author who embodies the Englishness of novels. He wrote novels that inspired the nation. They were mostly centred in the city. He portrayed ordinary people as heroes. Most of the ... More


Impure Thoughts: Sexuality, Catholicism and Literature in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Michael G. Cronin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086137
eISBN:
9781781704707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086137.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book studies the twentieth-century Irish Catholic Bildungsroman. This comparative examination of six Irish novelists tracks the historical evolution of a literary genre and its significant role ... More


Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

Eleanor Ty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040887
eISBN:
9780252099380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040887.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Asianfail examines literary and filmic works by contemporary Asian Americans and Asian Canadians that deal with failure and unhappiness. While the hashtag #Asianfail pokes fun at cultural ... More


Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Jed Esty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Unseasonable Youth examines a range of modernist-era fictions that cast doubt on the ideology of progress through the figure of stunted or endless adolescence. Novels of youth by Oscar ... More


Introduction: Scattered Souls—The Bildungsroman and Colonial Modernity

Jed Esty

in Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Scattered Souls” situates the main argument of this book within broad studies of modernism and modernity, gender and sexuality, colonial and post-colonial literature, and the politics of formalism. ... More


“National-Historical Time” from Goethe to George Eliot

Jed Esty

in Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter isolates the Bakhtinian concept of the national chronotope as central to the theory (Lukács, Moretti) and practice (Goethe, Scott, Dickens) of the bildungsroman. In the chapter, a ... More


Youth/Death: Schreiner and Conrad in the Contact Zone

Jed Esty

in Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 3 reexamines Schreiner's African Farm and Conrad's Lord Jim as texts of the global/colonial frontier whose stunted protagonists point to an uneasy grafting of world-historical knowledge into ... More


Tropics of Youth in Woolf and Joyce

Jed Esty

in Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 5 compares Woolf's most obviously colonial novel, The Voyage Out (1915), to its near-contemporary, Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916). This pairing of texts allows us to ... More


Virgins of Empire: The Antidevelopmental Plot in Rhys and Bowen

Jed Esty

in Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter concentrates on Rhys's Voyage in the Dark and Bowen's The Last September, two novels in which autobiographical protagonists fail to achieve a stable social role ratified by adulthood. ... More


Conclusion Alternative Modernity and Autonomous Youth after 1945

Jed Esty

in Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This concluding chapter charts the afterlife of the unseasonable youth plot, first in relation to challenges posed to developmental discourse by cultural theories of (colonial) difference, then in ... More


Modernist Life Histories: Biological Theory and The Experimental Bildungsroman

Daniel Aureliano Newman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474439619
eISBN:
9781474459716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439619.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Modernist Life Histories explores how new biological models of embryonic development in the first half of the twentieth century helped inspire new kinds of coming-of-age plots. Focusing on novels by ... More


Introduction: the Pedagogical Circle and the ‘Open Secret’

Michael Bell

in Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208098
eISBN:
9780191709227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208098.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This chapter introduces the central concern of the book: how to recognise and to think cogently about the limits of humanistic pedagogy. It does so by explaining two continuing motifs; the ... More


Imaginary Authority in Rousseau’s Emile

Michael Bell

in Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208098
eISBN:
9780191709227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208098.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This chapter provides an exposition of Rousseau's Emile in relation to the question of pedagogy's intrinsic blindness to the limits of its own authority. In its successive drafts, Rousseau's treatise ... More


Nineteenth-Century English Afterlives

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter begins with Carlyle’s landmark translation of Wilhelm Meister and its preface, which singles Mignon out for lyrical praise. It then passes to Walter Scott’s romance Peveril of the Peak, ... More


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