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The Resource Novel affinities : composing the family in the German novel, 1795-1830, Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge

Novel affinities : composing the family in the German novel, 1795-1830, Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge

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Novel affinities : composing the family in the German novel, 1795-1830
Title
Novel affinities
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composing the family in the German novel, 1795-1830
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Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge
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Language
eng
Summary
The novel, according to standard scholarly narratives, depicts an individual's path to maturity. Scholarship on the rise of the novel in Germany and in Europe more broadly, from Watt to Moretti, has essentially collapsed the genre into the individualist <I>Bildungsroman,</I> exemplified by a narrow canon. This study challenges and nuances these narratives, first by expanding the focus from the individual to the family, second by broadening the field of novels treated to include not only canonical works but also so-called "trivial literature," and third, by reading novels alongside contemporarybiological, legal, and pedagogical texts. This perspective reveals that the novel and the family around 1800 were mutually constitutive and that the two together were instrumental in the developmentof conceptions of individuality, kinship, and society that are still relevant today. Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge reads novels by Goethe, Wolzogen, Engel, Karoline Fischer, August Lafontaine, and Brentano, showing that they exhibit varying degrees of "imaginative didacticism": suggestions not of <I>what</I> to think and feel, but <I>that</I> thinking and feeling in reaction to literature are centralto cultural practices of self-reflection and development. The family is a crucial locus for this practice, and reading novels together with non-literary texts illuminates how they experiment productively with the infinite possibilities presented by the relationships they portray.<BR><BR> Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.<BR><BR>
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Eldridge, Sarah Vandegrift
Dewey number
833/.609
Index
index present
LC call number
PT749.F26
LC item number
E437 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • German fiction
  • Families in literature
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Novel affinities : composing the family in the German novel, 1795-1830, Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: novel subjects, novel genealogies -- I. Models of generation -- The formation of the self: biology and pedagogy around 1800 -- Cultivated resemblance: imitation and education in the novel -- II. Text as testament -- Direct testation: legal inheritance, plot inheritance, origin stories -- Indirect testation: documents, written culture, and the writing of life -- Conclusion: novel instability
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CR9781782047070
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1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139597
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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Novel affinities : composing the family in the German novel, 1795-1830, Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 04 Jul 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: novel subjects, novel genealogies -- I. Models of generation -- The formation of the self: biology and pedagogy around 1800 -- Cultivated resemblance: imitation and education in the novel -- II. Text as testament -- Direct testation: legal inheritance, plot inheritance, origin stories -- Indirect testation: documents, written culture, and the writing of life -- Conclusion: novel instability
Control code
CR9781782047070
Extent
1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139597
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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