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dc.contributor.authorBonar, Carly M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:07:39Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:07:39Z
dc.date.issued2002-05
dc.identifier.otherbonar_carly_m_200205_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/bonar_carly_m_200205_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20501
dc.description.abstractThis study describes ongoing debates over the Bildungsroman genre, then analyzes the ways that three contemporary authors--Bill Watterson, author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, Steve Kluger, author of The Last Days of Summer and C.D. Payne, author of Youth In Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp--expand the Bildungsroman tradition and envision a new type of precocious youth narrative. These authors' narratives suggest a departure from the traditional Bildungsroman narrative, in which protagonists begin at a place of naiveté, go out into the world passing through varied experiences, and finally come to an understanding about the world and their place in it. Instead, Watterson, Kluger, and Payne create precocious youth protagonists who already possess the knowledge and understanding they would traditionally have to go out into the world to acquire.
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBildungsroman
dc.subjectyouth narrative
dc.subjectCalvin and Hobbes
dc.subjectBill Watterson
dc.subjectThe Last Days of Summer
dc.subjectSteve Kluger
dc.subjectYouth In Revolt
dc.subjectNick Twisp
dc.subjectC.D. Payne
dc.subjectprecocious
dc.subjectexile
dc.subjectrevolt.
dc.titleExpanding the Bildungsroman genre : variation in contemporary youth narratives
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorChristy Desmet
dc.description.committeeChristy Desmet
dc.description.committeeMichelle Ballif
dc.description.committeeHugh Ruppersburg


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