Emigration and Immigration in Literature Glossary Of Literary Terms - Essay

Glossary Of Literary Terms

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Bildungsroman: A novel of education and development, focusing on a protagonist's formative experiences, and deriving critically from eighteenth-century German literature, but since used more widely to describe many other such novels in western and other literatures. Claire Buck argues that the term has “… been appropriated by feminist critics to describe the feminist genre created by European and North American women writers, particularly in the 1970s: the novel of self-development in which the heroine typically moves from being a victim of patriarchy to independence or increased awareness.”1

Constructivism: An artistic movement that developed in post-revolutionary (1917)...

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