Stella Bolaki gives us in Unsettling the Bildungsroman a useful review of the rich corpus of Bildungsroman scholarship already existing, invoking Franco Moretti, Iris Marion Young, Bonnie Hoover Braendlin, Martin Japtok, Rosemary Marangoly George, Pin-chia Feng, and many others. In order to situate her own intervention in this field, she goes back to early definitions of the traditional Bildungsroman, which saw radical individualism and upward mobility as the most desired end of the Bildung’s trajectory.
Spyra, Ania. Rev. of Unsettling the Bildungsroman: Reading Contemporary Ethnic American Women's Fiction, by Stella Bolaki. New West Indian Guide. 87-3&4. (2013). 91-93.