By Heike Hartung
This learn establishes age as a class of literary heritage, delineating age in its interplay with gender and narrative style. in line with the historic premise that the view of aging as a burden emerges as a selected narrative within the overdue eighteenth century, the research highlights how the altering event of ageing is formed through that of gender. by way of examining the Bildungsroman as a 'coming of age' novel, the booklet asks how the telling of a existence in time impacts person age narratives. Bringing jointly different views of age and incapacity reviews, the booklet argues that disorder is already a massive factor within the Bildungsroman's narratives of getting old. This theoretical stance presents new interpretations of canonical novels, traveling authors resembling Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Samuel Beckett, and Jonathan Franzen. Drawing at the hyperlink among age and disease within the Bildungsroman's age narratives, the style of 'dementia narrative' is gifted as one of many instructions which the Bildungsroman takes after its classical interval. utilizing those theoretical views to canonical novels of the 19th century and to the recent style of 'dementia narrative', the quantity additionally offers new insights into literary and style historical past. This e-book introduces a brand new theoretical method of cultural age reports and gives a finished research of the relationship among narratology, literary concept, gender and age studies.
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Ageing, Gender, and Illness in Anglophone Literature: Narrating Age in the Bildungsroman (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature) by Heike Hartung