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Recent work in Victorian studies and the bildungsroman

Lyons, Sara (2018) Recent work in Victorian studies and the bildungsroman. Literature Compass, 15 (4). Article Number 12460. ISSN 1741-4113. (doi:10.1111/lic3.12460) (KAR id:66870)

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This article evaluates recent work in Victorian Studies on the Bildungsroman, with particular attention to how scholars negotiate the legacy of Franco Moretti’s bravura reading of the form, The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture (1987). It concludes by suggesting that Georg Lukács’ discussion of the ‘Novel of Disillusionment’ in his Theory of the Novel (1914-5) offers a means of moving beyond the critical impasse that the bildungsroman has come to represent.

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DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/lic3.12460
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Victorian Literature and Culture
Depositing User: Sara Lyons
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 11:22 UTC
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 13:03 UTC
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