Bildungsroman and Other Biographical Fictions
Life hermeneutics practiced in the psychological novel, Bildungsroman, and autobiography. Intersections and contrasts among these genres. The origins of the notion of progress and its fictional translations; possibilities of historical and fictional closure; and the emergence of the novel's protagonist as a disciplinary subject. Authors include Augustine, Rousseau, Goethe, Moritz, and Keller. Taught in English.