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Of ends and endings: Teleological and variational models of romantic narrative

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Pfau, T
Published in: European Romantic Review
April 1, 2007

This essay sketches the antithesis between a teleological and a variational model of development (Bildung) in nineteenth-century thought, with a particular focus on narrative. I argue that, in the course of that century, the initially dynamic logic of Bildung is gradually vanquished by an institutional model that shifts away from Goethe's contingent, open-ended logic of development and towards a notion of Bildung as the virtual and soon canonical property of information.

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European Romantic Review

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1740-4657

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1050-9585

Publication Date

April 1, 2007

Volume

18

Issue

2

Start / End Page

231 / 241

Related Subject Headings

  • Literary Studies
  • 2005 Literary Studies
 

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Pfau, T. (2007). Of ends and endings: Teleological and variational models of romantic narrative. European Romantic Review, 18(2), 231–241. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509580701297984
Pfau, T. “Of ends and endings: Teleological and variational models of romantic narrative.” European Romantic Review 18, no. 2 (April 1, 2007): 231–41. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509580701297984.
Pfau T. Of ends and endings: Teleological and variational models of romantic narrative. European Romantic Review. 2007 Apr 1;18(2):231–41.
Pfau, T. “Of ends and endings: Teleological and variational models of romantic narrative.” European Romantic Review, vol. 18, no. 2, Apr. 2007, pp. 231–41. Scopus, doi:10.1080/10509580701297984.
Pfau T. Of ends and endings: Teleological and variational models of romantic narrative. European Romantic Review. 2007 Apr 1;18(2):231–241.

Published In

European Romantic Review

DOI

EISSN

1740-4657

ISSN

1050-9585

Publication Date

April 1, 2007

Volume

18

Issue

2

Start / End Page

231 / 241

Related Subject Headings

  • Literary Studies
  • 2005 Literary Studies