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The Resource Phantom formations : aesthetic ideology and the Bildungsroman, Marc Redfield

Phantom formations : aesthetic ideology and the Bildungsroman, Marc Redfield

Label
Phantom formations : aesthetic ideology and the Bildungsroman
Title
Phantom formations
Title remainder
aesthetic ideology and the Bildungsroman
Statement of responsibility
Marc Redfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Marc Redfield maintains that the literary genre of the Bildungsroman brings into sharp focus the contradictions of aesthetics, and also that aesthetics exemplifies what is called ideology. He combines a wide-ranging account of the history and theory of aesthetics with close readings of novels by Goethe, George Eliot, and Gustave Flaubert. For Redfield, these fictions of character formation demonstrate the paradoxical relation between aesthetics and literature: the notion of the Bildungsroman may be expanded to apply to any text that can be figured as a subject producing itself in history, which is to say any text whatsoever. At the same time, the category may be contracted to include only a handful of novels (or even none at all), a paradox that has led critics to denigrate the Bildungsroman as a phantom genre
  • Phantom Formations addresses the problem of the Bildungsroman through a rigorous examination of aesthetic ideology which explains the hysteria provoked by literary theory, clarifies the link between aestheticism and technologism, and questions the aesthetic presuppositions of the pragmatist and neo-professionalist ideologies of the modern bureaucratic university
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Redfield, Marc
Dewey number
809.3/0094
Index
index present
LC call number
PT747.E6
LC item number
R43 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bildungsromans
  • German fiction
  • European fiction
  • Aesthetics, Modern
Label
Phantom formations : aesthetic ideology and the Bildungsroman, Marc Redfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Aesthetic Ideology -- 2. The Phantom Bildungsroman -- 3. Ghostly Bildung: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre -- 4. The Dissection of the State: Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre and the Politics of Aesthetics -- Postscript: The Trouble with Schiller -- 5. The Aesthetics of Sympathy: George Eliot's Telepathy Machine -- 6. Aesthetics and History: L'Education sentimentale -- 7. Conclusions
Control code
34598078
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 220 pages
Isbn
9780801432361
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96017186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34598078
Label
Phantom formations : aesthetic ideology and the Bildungsroman, Marc Redfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Aesthetic Ideology -- 2. The Phantom Bildungsroman -- 3. Ghostly Bildung: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre -- 4. The Dissection of the State: Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre and the Politics of Aesthetics -- Postscript: The Trouble with Schiller -- 5. The Aesthetics of Sympathy: George Eliot's Telepathy Machine -- 6. Aesthetics and History: L'Education sentimentale -- 7. Conclusions
Control code
34598078
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 220 pages
Isbn
9780801432361
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96017186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34598078

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