Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Fall 2020

Taught By: Inessa Medzhibovskaya

Section: A

CRN: 8949

Credits: 4

This course allows students to gain insight into the genre that is vital to modern literature and its very identity--- Bildungsroman (or novel of education, coming of age, development). The German word ‘Bildung’ means ‘formation,’ ‘shape,’ ‘education,’ and ‘culture’. The German word ‘Roman’ means “novel.” We shall study Bildugsroman as a rich literary-philosophical, literary-historical and literary-aesthetic genre based on the four or five longer novels spanning the eighteenth through the early twenty-first century that are important for the understanding of the changing nature of Bildung and its fraught, multifaceted impact on the literary and intellectual evolution of modern writing illuminated in a few major directions in which Bildungsroman would develop in authors that may include Rousseau, Goethe, Stendahl, Dickens, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Joyce, Nabokov, Hesse, Rilke, Ellison, Morrison, Butor, Soyinka.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:35am 8/8/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/16/2020