The Reverse Bildungsroman (And why it’s awesome)

The Reverse Bildungsroman (And why it’s awesome)


So for those of you who don’t know, I actually am a contributor (Animation and pop-culture commentator as well as food-blogger) for another blog known as It’s another student-organized blog (Much like this one) that’s run by an eclectic mix of NYU alumni and current students.

This article in particular is part of a mini-series I’m working on to look at literary tropes found in some of our favorite comics, animated films, and such. Here we take a look at the Reverse Bildungsroman and how that impacts childlike protagonists; in particular when dealing with well-known failed heroes such as Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Kid!Loki from Kieron Gillen’s excellent run of Journey Into Mystery .

Annnd even though this is technically my article, I’m not sure how my senior editor would feel about a complete repost so here’s a link to it at its original source for those who are interested!


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