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Apprentices to Life: The Nineteenth-Century Bildungsroman, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Richard Salmon
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Apprentices to Life: The Nineteenth-Century Bildungsroman

Texts for Purchase

Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Book 2 [1833] (Oxford World's Classics or available online) 

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre [1847] (Penguin)

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations [1860] (Penguin)

George Eliot, Daniel Deronda [1876] (Penguin)

Ella Hepworth Dixon, The story of a modern woman ISBN: 1551113805 [1894] (Broadview)

Henry James, What Maisie Knew [1897] (Penguin)

D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers [1913] (Penguin)

Secondary Reading

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General criticism and theory

 Elizabeth Abel et al, eds., The Voyage in : fictions of female development (1983)

Rosemary Ashton, The German idea : four English writers and the reception of German thought, 1800-1860 (1994)

Mikhail Bakhtin, ‘The Bildungsroman and its Significance in the History of Realism’ in Speech genres and other late essays (1994) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Maurice Beebe, Ivory towers and sacred founts : the artist as hero in fiction from Goethe to Joyce (1964)

Kelsey Bennett, Principle and propensity : experience and religion in the nineteenth-century British and American bildungsroman (2014)

Jerome Buckley, Season of youth : the Bildungsroman from Dickens to Golding (1974)

Gregory Castle, Reading the modernist Bildungsroman ISBN: 9780813061351 paperback; 081302983X hardback; 9780813029832 hardback; 0813061350 paperback (2006)

Avram Fleishman, Figures of autobiography : the language of self-writing in Victorian and modern England (1983)

Robert Folkenflik, ed., The Culture of autobiography : constructions of self-representation (1993)

Susan Fraiman, Unbecoming women : British women writers and the novel of development (1993) 

Regenia Gagnier, Subjectivities : a history of self-representation in Britain, 1832-1920 (1991) 

James Hardin, ed., Reflection and action : essays on the Bildungsroman (1991)

Marianne Hirsch, ‘The Novel of Formation as Genre: Between Great Expectations and Lost Illusions’, Genre, Vol. 12, 1979, 293-311. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE 

Susanne Howe, Wilhelm Meister and his English kinsmen : apprentices to life (1930) 

Elisabeth Jay, ‘“Be sure and remember the rabbits”: Memory as moral force in the Victorian Bildungsroman’, Literature & theology., 12/2010, Volume 24, Issue 4 

Thomas L. Jeffers, Apprenticeships : the Bildungsroman from Goethe to Santayana (2005) 

George Levine, How to read the Victorian novel (2008) 

Georg Lukacs, The Theory of the Novel (1971) 

Franco Moretti, The way of the world : the Bildungsroman in European culture (1987) 

Karl Morgenstern, ‘On the Nature of the Bildungsroman’ [1819] , PMLA., Vol. 124 (2), March 2009, pp. 647-59 

Richard Salmon, 'The English Bildungsroman' in The Oxford History of the Novel in English. Volume Three: The nineteenth-century novel, 1820-1880 (2012) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE 

Richard Salmon, The formation of the Victorian literary profession (2013) 

Charles Taylor, Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity (1989) 

Tennyson, G.B. (1968). ‘The Bildungsroman in Nineteenth-Century English Literature’ in Medieval epic to the epic theater of Brecht : essays in comparative literature Rosario Armato.. Ed. Rosario Armato and John M. Spalek (University of South Carolina Press), 135-146.

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Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus (1833-4)

 Eloise Behnken, Thomas Carlyle : 'Calvinist without the theology' (1978) 

Wilhelm Dilthey, ‘Sartor Resartus: Philosophical Conflict, Positive and Negative Eras, and Personal Resolution’ (1891), Clio: a journal of literature, history, and the philosophy of history, Vol. 1 (3), 1972, 40-60 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 08/09/2017)  

Charles Harrold, Carlyle and German thought: 1819-1834 (1963)

George P. Landow ed., Approaches to Victorian autobiography (1979)

A.L. Le Quesne, Victorian thinkers : Carlyle, Ruskin, Arnold, Morris (1993)

Linda Peterson, Victorian autobiography : the tradition of self-interpretation (1986)

Elizabeth Vida, Romantic affinities : German authors and Carlyle : a study in the history of ideas (1993)

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Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847)

 Miriam Allott, ed., The Brontës : the critical heritage (1974)

Juliet Barker, The Brontës (1994)

Kelsey Bennett, Principle and propensity : experience and religion in the nineteenth-century British and American bildungsroman (2014)

Monica Cohen, Professional domesticity in the Victorian novel : women, work and home (1998)

Terry Eagleton, Myths of power : a Marxist study of the Brontës (1975)

Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The madwoman in the attic : the woman writer and the nineteenth-century literary imagination (1979)

Heather Glen, Charlotte Brontë : the imagination in history (2002)

Heather Glen, ed., Jane Eyre: New Casebooks (1997)

Sharon Marcus, ‘The Profession of the Author: Abstraction, Advertising, and Jane Eyre’, PMLA., 110 (2), 1995

John Maynard, Charlotte Brontë and sexuality (1984)

Pauline Nestor, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (1997)

Sally Shuttleworth, Charlotte Brontë and Victorian psychology (1996)

Sue Thomas, Imperialism, reform, and the making of Englishness in Jane Eyre (2008)

Marianne Thormählen, The Brontës and religion (1999)

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Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (1860)

 Laura C. Berry, The child, the state, and the Victorian novel (1999)

Nicola Bradbury, Charles Dickens' Great expectations (1990)

Philip Collins, Dickens and education. (1963)

Kate Flint, Dickens (1986)

Beth Herst, The Dickens hero : selfhood and alienation in the Dickens world (1990)

John Kukich, Excess and restraint in the novels of Charles Dickens (1981) 

Carolyn Lesjak, Working fictions : a genealogy of the Victorian novel (2006)

John Lucas, Charles Dickens : the major novels (1992)

J. Hillis Miller, Charles Dickens : the world of his novels (1958)

Anny Sadrin, Parentage and inheritance in the novels of Charles Dickens (1994) 

Jeremy Tambling, Dickens, violence, and the modern state : dreams of the scaffold (1995)

Catherine Waters, Dickens and the politics of the family (1997) 

Alexander Welsh, From copyright to Copperfield : the identity of Dickens (1987)

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George Eliot, Daniel Deronda (1876)

Rosemary Ashton, George Eliot (1983) 

Dorothea Barrett, Vocation and desire : George Eliot's heroines (1989) 

Gillian Beer, George Eliot (1986) 

Gillian Beer, Darwin’s Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction (2nd ed., 2000).

lan W. Bellringer, George Eliot (1993) 

David Carroll, George Eliot and the conflict of interpretations : a reading of the novels (1992) 

Susan Colon, ‘“One Function in Particular”: Professionalism and Specialization in Daniel Deronda’, Studies in the novel., Vol. 37 (3), Fall 2005 

Michael Davies, George Eliot and nineteenth-century psychology : exploring the unmapped country (2006) 

Suzanne Graver, George Eliot and community : a study in social theory and fictional form (1984) 

Hao Li, Memory and history in George Eliot : transfiguring the past (2000) 

Alan Mintz, George Eliot & the novel of vocation (1978) 

K.M. Newton, ed., George Eliot (1991) 

Jim Reilly, Shadowtime : history and representation in Hardy, Conrad and George Eliot (1993) 

John Rignall, ed., George Eliot and Europe (1996) 

Bernard Semmel, George Eliot and the politics of national inheritance (1994) 

Sally Shuttleworth, George Eliot and nineteenth century science : the make-believe of a beginning (1984)

Jenny Uglow, George Eliot (1987)

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Ella Hepworth Dixon, The Story of a Modern Woman (1894)

 Ann L. Ardis New women, new novels : feminism and early modernism (1990) 

Gail Cunningham, The New Woman and the Victorian Novel (1978)

Juliet Gardiner, ed., The new woman (1993)

Sally Ledger, The new woman : fiction and feminism at the fin de siècle (1997) 

Lyn Pykett, The "improper" feminine : the women's sensation novel and the new woman writing (1992) 

Angelique Richardson and Chris Willis, eds., The new woman in fiction and in fact : fin-de-siècle feminisms (2000)

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Henry James, What Maisie Knew (1897)

 Paul Armstrong, The phenomenology of Henry James (1983) 

Alfred Habegger, '"What Maisie Knew": Henry James's Bildungsroman of the artist as queer moralist' in Gert Buelens, ed., Enacting history in Henry James : narrative, power, and ethics (1997) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE 

Virginia Llewellyn Smith, Henry James and the real thing : a modern reader's guide (1994) 

Sergio Perosa, Henry James and the experimental novel (1978) 

Robert Pippin, 'On Maisie's Knowing Her Own Mind' in Greg Zacharias, ed. A companion to Henry James (2008) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE 

John Carlos Rowe, The other Henry James (1998) 

Muriel Shine, The fictional children of Henry James : by Muriel G. Shine. (1968) 

Joseph Wiesenfarth, Henry James and the dramatic analogy : a study of the major novels of the middle period (1963) 

Merle Williams, Henry James and the philosophical novel : being and seeing (1993)

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D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers (1913)

Fiona Becket, D.H. Lawrence : the thinker as poet ISBN: 0333650271; 0312175035 (1997) 

Calvin Bediant, Architects of the self : George Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, and E. M. Forster. (1972)

John Beer, D.H. Lawrence : nature, narrative, art, identity ISBN: 9781137441645 (hbk.) : £55.00 (2014)

Michael Bell, D.H. Lawrence : language and being (1992)

Gregory Castle, Reading the modernist Bildungsroman ISBN: 9780813061351 paperback; 081302983X hardback; 9780813029832 hardback; 0813061350 paperback (2006)

Judith Farr, ed., Twentieth century interpretations of 'Sons and lovers' : a collection of critical essays ISBN: 0138227004 (1970)

Anne Fernihough, D.H. Lawrence: Aesthetics and Ideology (1993)

Colin Gillis, 'Lawrence's Bildungsroman and the Science of Sexual Development', Twentieth-century literature. ISSN: 0041-462X, 2014, Vol. 60 (3)

Thomas Jeffers, '"We Children Were the In-betweens': Character (de)formation in Sons and Lovers', Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 2000, 42 (3) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Gamini Salgado, ed., D.H. Lawrence : Sons and lovers : a casebook ISBN: 0333086481; 0333023676 (pbk) (1969)

Raymond Williams, The English novel from Dickens to Lawrence ISBN: 0701115424; 070120558X (pbk) (1970)

John Worthen, D. H. Lawrence and the idea of the novel ISBN: 0333217063 (1979)

This list was last updated on 07/09/2017