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Anglophone Jewish Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1134121423
Pages : 14 pages
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Download Anglophone Jewish Literature PDF Format Full Free by Axel Stähler and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-09-14 with total page 14 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anglophone Jewish literature is not traditionally numbered among the new literatures in English. Rather, Jewish literary production in English has conventionally been classified as ‘hyphenated’ and has therefore not yet been subjected as such to the scrutiny of scholars of literary or cultural history. The collection of essays addresses this lack and initiates the scholarly exploration of transnational and transcultural Anglophone Jewish literature as one of the New English Literatures. Without attempting to impose what would seem to be a misguided conceptual unity on the many-facetted field of Anglophone Jewish literature, the book is based on a plurality of theoretical frameworks. Alert to the productive friction between these discourses, which it aims to elicit, it confronts Jewish literary studies with postcolonial studies, cultural studies, and other contemporary theoretical frameworks. Featuring contributions from among the best-known scholars in the fields of British and American Jewish literature, including Bryan Cheyette and Emily Miller Budick, this collection transcends borders of both nations and academic disciplines and takes into account cultural and historical affinities and differences of the Anglophone diaspora which have contributed to the formation and development of the English-language segment of Jewish literature.


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Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474404480
Pages : 456 pages
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Download Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction PDF Format Full Free by David Brauner and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2015-06-07 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides critical overviews of the main writers and key themes of Anglophone Jewish fictionThis collection of essays represents a new departure for, and a potentially (re)defining moment in, literary Jewish Studies. It is the first volume to bring together essays covering a wide range of American, British, South African, Canadian and Australian Jewish fiction. Moreover, it complicates all these terms, emphasising the porousness between different national traditions and moving beyond traditional definitions of Jewishness. For the sake of structural clarity, the volume is divided into three parts American Jewish Fiction British Jewish Fiction and International and Transnational Anglophone Jewish Fiction but many of the essays cross over these boundaries and speak to each other implicitly, as well as, on occasion, explicitly. Extending and redefining the canon of modern Jewish fiction, the volume juxtaposes major authors with more marginal figures, revising and recuperating individual reputations, rediscovering forgotten and discovering new work, and in the process remapping the whole terrain. This volume opens windows onto vistas that previously had been obscured and opens doors for the next generation of studies that could not proceed without a wide-ranging, visionary empiricism grounding their work. The Edinburgh Companion is a paradigm-changing event, and nothing in Jewish literary studies that follows can fail to pay close attention to it. Key Features:Highlights the rich diversity of the field and identifies its key themes, including immigration, the Diaspora, the Holocaust, Judaism, assimilation, antisemitism and ZionismAnalyses the main trends in Anglophone Jewish fiction and situates them in historical contextDiscusses the place of Anglophone Jewish fiction in relation to critical debates concerning transatlanticism and transnationalism; ethnicity and identity politics; postcolonial studies, feminist studies and Jewish Studies. With a preface by Mark Shechner, the volume contains 28 essays by contributors including Vicki Aarons (Trinity University, Texas), Debra Shostak (Wooster College, Ohio), Ira Nadel (University of British Columbia), Efraim Sicher (Ben-Gurion University, Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University), Sue Vice (University of Sheffield), Lori Harrison-Kahan (Boston College), Ruth Gilbert (University of Winchester), Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne) andSandra Singer (University of Guelph).David Brauner is Professor of Contemporary Literature at The University of Reading.Axel Sta er is Reader in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent, Canterbury.


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Roots in the Air

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ISBN 13 : 3847104292
Pages : 279 pages
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Download Roots in the Air PDF Format Full Free by Nadežda Rumjanceva and published by V&R unipress GmbH. This book was released on 2015-07-01 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: English summary: Located on the seam of Diaspora and Israeli Literature, Anglophone Israeli Literature comprises a loose community of 100-500 authors and has co-existed with the Hebrew writing tradition in Israel since the 1970s. Consisting mainly of immigrants from Anglophone countries, Anglophone Israeli Literature is characterized by a search for personal and poetic identity in a highly transcultural environment, challenging settled identities and opting instead for flexibility, flux and inclusion. The present volume considers Anglophone Israeli Literature as a phenomenon in its critical, social and historical aspects on the one hand and explores the specific mechanisms of constructing and representing poetic identity on the other hand. Focusing on the works by and interviews with some of the core representatives of Anglophone Israeli Literature - Shirley Kaufman, Rachel Tzvia Back, Karen Alkalay-Gut, Lami, Richard Sherwin, Jerome Mandel, Riva Rubin and Rochelle Mass - the book analyzes three pivotal elements of identity: language, geography and place, and political and emotional self-positioning towards the Other. German description: Englischsprachige Literatur wird in Israel seit den 1970er-Jahren geschrieben und umfasst eine lose Gemeinschaft von etwa 100 bis 500 Autoren, die grosstenteils aus englischsprachigen Landern nach Israel ausgewandert sind. Zwischen den sprachlichen, geographischen und politischen Spannungen bietet englischsprachige israelische Literatur eine einzigartige Perspektive auf die Stellung des Einzelnen im Milieu der Diversitat, auf die Wechselwirkung von Herkunftskultur und angenommener Kultur und auf die Wahl und Bedeutung von Gruppenidentitaten. Stilistisch sowohl durch amerikanische Dichtung als auch durch hebraische und israelische Texte gepragt, entsteht die poetische Identitat in einem kreativen Dialog von turbulenter Familiengeschichte mit judischen und israelischen Narrativen des Exodus und der Ruckkehr sowie mit zeitgenossischen politischen und sozialen Brennpunkten.


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The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 8, The Modern World, 1815–2000

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ISBN 13 : 1108508510
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Download The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 8, The Modern World, 1815–2000 PDF Format Full Free by Mitchell B. Hart and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-09-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The eighth and final volume of The Cambridge History of Judaism covers the period from roughly 1815–2000. Exploring the breadth and depth of Jewish societies and their manifold engagements with aspects of the modern world, it offers overviews of modern Jewish history, as well as more focused essays on political, social, economic, intellectual and cultural developments. The first part presents a series of interlocking surveys that address the history of diverse areas of Jewish settlement. The second part is organized around the emancipation. Here, chapter themes are grouped around the challenges posed by and to this elemental feature of Jewish life in the modern period. The third part adopts a thematic approach organized around the category 'culture', with the goal of casting a wide net in terms of perspectives, concepts and topics. The final part then focuses on the twentieth century, offering readers a sense of the dynamic nature of Judaism and Jewish identities and affiliations.


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Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational

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Publisher : Vernon Press
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ISBN 13 : 1648893546
Pages : 246 pages
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Download Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational PDF Format Full Free by Jude V. Nixon and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational” is a collection of essays exploring national identity, migration, exile, colonialism, postcolonialism, slavery, race, and gender in the literature of the Anglophone world. The volume focuses on the dispersion or scattering of people in exile, and how those with an existing homeland and those displaced, without a politically recognized sovereign state, negotiate displacement and the experience of living at home-abroad. This group includes expatriate minority communities existing uneasily and nostalgically on the margins of their host country. The diaspora becomes an important cultural phenomenon in the formation of national identities and opposing attempts to transcend the idea of nationhood itself on its way to developing new forms of transnationalism. Chapters on the literature or national allegories of the diaspora and the transnational explore the diverse and geographically expansive ways in which Anglophone literature by colonized subjects and emigrants negotiates diasporic spaces to create imagined communities or a sense of home. Themes explored within these pages include restlessness, tensions, trauma, ambiguities, assimilation, estrangement, myth, nostalgia, sentimentality, homesickness, national schizophrenia, divided loyalties, intellectual capital, and geographical interstices. Special attention is paid to the complex ways identity is negotiated by immigrants to Anglophone countries writing in English about their home-abroad experience. The lived experiences of emigrants of the diaspora create a literature rife with tensions concerning identity, language, and belongingness in the struggle for home. Focusing on writers in particular geopolitical spaces, the essays in the collection offer an active conversation with leading theorizers of the diaspora and the transnational, including Edward Said, Bill Ashcroft, William Safran, Gabriel Sheffer, Stuart Hall, Homi Bhabha, Frantz Fanon, and Benedict Anderson. This volume cuts across the broad geopolitical space of the Anglophone world of literature and cultural studies and will appeal to professors, scholars, graduate, and undergraduate students in English, comparative literature, history, ethnic and race studies, diaspora studies, migration, and transnational studies. The volume will also be an indispensable aid to public policy experts.


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Colonialism and the Jews in German History

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ISBN 13 : 135015573X
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Colonialism and the Jews in German History PDF Format Full Free by Stefan Vogt and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-06-16 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Colonialism and the Jews in German History brings together new and path-breaking studies on the historical relationship between colonialism and the Jews in Germany. The book considers the mutual influences on the situation of the Jews in Germany, including attitudes towards Jews and anti-Semitism but also Jewish self-conceptions, and the ideology and politics of German colonialism. The contributors discuss the ways in which colonial ideology and practice have affected the position of the Jews in Germany, and the relationship between anti-Semitism and colonial racism. In doing so, the volume introduces German colonialism as a relevant context for German-Jewish history, and it expands the perspective on German colonial history significantly by considering Jews both as distinct objects and also as agents within the field of German colonialism. The volume includes studies on the pre-colonial era, the phase of active German colonialism since the 1880s, and the time after Germany lost its colonies in the First World War. All these studies testify to the fact that German-Jewish history takes on additional significance if seen as part of a global history of collective relationships.


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Orientalism, Gender, and the Jews

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110339102
Pages : 326 pages
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Download Orientalism, Gender, and the Jews PDF Format Full Free by Ulrike Brunotte and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2014-12-16 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originating in the collaboration of the international Research Network “Gender in Antisemitism, Orientalism and Occidentalism” (RENGOO), this collection of essays proposes to intervene in current debates about historical constructions of Jewish identity in relation to colonialism and Orientalism. The network‌’s collaborative research addresses imaginative and aesthetic rather than sociological questions with particular focus on the function of gender and sexuality in literary, scholarly and artistic transformations of Orientalist images. RENGOO’s first publication explores the ways in which stereotypes of the external and internal Other intertwine. With its interrogation of the roles assumed in this interplay by gender, processes of sexualization, and aesthetic formations, the volume suggests new directions to the interdisciplinary study of gender, antisemitism, and Orientalism.


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Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1136222049
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature PDF Format Full Free by Madelyn Travis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-02 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a period of ongoing debate about faith, identity, migration and culture, this timely study explores the often politicised nature of constructions of one of Britain’s longest standing minority communities. Representations in children’s literature influenced by the impact of the Enlightenment, the Empire, the Holocaust and 9/11 reveal an ongoing concern with establishing, maintaining or problematising the boundaries between Jews and Gentiles. Chapters on gender, refugees, multiculturalism and historical fiction argue that literature for young people demonstrates that the position of Jews in Britain has been ambivalent, and that this ambivalence has persisted to a surprising degree in view of the dramatic socio-cultural changes that have taken place over two centuries. Wide-ranging in scope and interdisciplinary in approach, Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature discusses over one hundred texts ranging from picture books to young adult fiction and realism to fantasy. Madelyn Travis examines rare eighteenth- and nineteenth-century material plus works by authors including Maria Edgeworth, E. Nesbit, Rudyard Kipling, Richmal Crompton, Lynne Reid Banks, Michael Rosen and others. The study also draws on Travis’s previously unpublished interviews with authors including Adele Geras, Eva Ibbotson, Ann Jungman and Judith Kerr.


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Transcultural English Studies

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 13 : 9042025638
Pages : 469 pages
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Download Transcultural English Studies PDF Format Full Free by Frank Schulze-Engler and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2009 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is most strikingly new about the transcultural is its sudden ubiquity. Following in the wake of previous concepts in cultural and literary studies such as creolization, hybridity, and syncretism, and signalling a family relationship to terms such as transnationality, translocality, and transmigration, 'transcultural' terminology has unobtrusively but powerfully edged its way into contemporary theoretical and critical discourse. The four sections of this volume denote major areas where 'transcultural' questions and problematics have come to the fore: theories of culture and literature that have sought to account for the complexity of culture in a world increasingly characterized by globalization, transnationalization, and interdependence; realities of individual and collective life-worlds shaped by the ubiquity of phenomena and experiences relating to transnational connections and the blurring of cultural boundaries; fictions in literature and other media that explore these realities, negotiate the fuzzy edges of 'ethnic' or 'national' cultures, and participate in the creation of transnational public spheres as well as transcultural imaginations and memories; and, finally, pedagogy and didactics, where earlier models of teaching 'other' cultures are faced with the challenge of coming to terms with cultural complexity both in what is being taught and in the people it is taught to, and where 'target cultures' have become elusive. The idea of 'locating' culture and literature exclusively in the context of ethnicities or nations is rapidly losing plausibility throughout an 'English-speaking world' that has long since been multi- rather than monolingual. Exploring the prospects and contours of 'Transcultural English Studies' thus reflects a set of common challenges and predicaments that in recent years have increasingly moved centre stage not only in the New Literatures in English, but also in British and American studies.


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Symbolism 12/13

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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ISBN 13 : 3110297205
Pages : 431 pages
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Download Symbolism 12/13 PDF Format Full Free by Rüdiger Ahrens and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2013-12-12 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Magic realism has become a significant mode of expression in Jewish cultural production. This special focus of Symbolism for the first time explores in a comparative and transnational approach the magic realist engagement of Jewish writers, artists, and filmmakers from the Diaspora and from Israel with issues of identity, oppression and persecution as well as the Holocaust.


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Jewish Identities in Contemporary Europe

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317330897
Pages : 120 pages
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Download Jewish Identities in Contemporary Europe PDF Format Full Free by Andrea Reiter and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-10-02 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing an assessment of Jewish identity, this volume presents critical engagements with a number of Jewish writers and filmmakers from a variety of European countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Poland, and the UK. The novels and films discussed explore the meaning of being Jewish in Europe today, and investigate the extent to which this experience is shaped by factors that lie outside the national context, notably by the relationship to Israel. As the recent attacks on Charlie Hebdo, and the targeting of a Jewish supermarket in Paris, demonstrate, these questions are more pressing than ever, and will challenge Jews, as well as Jewish writers and intellectuals, as they explore the answers. This book was originally published as a special issue of Jewish Culture and History.


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A Companion to British-Jewish Theatre Since the 1950s

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1350135976
Pages : 273 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (135 downloads)

Download A Companion to British-Jewish Theatre Since the 1950s PDF Format Full Free by Jeanette R. Malkin and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-03-25 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first of its kind, this companion to British-Jewish theatre brings a neglected dimension in the work of many prominent British theatre-makers to the fore. Its structure reflects the historical development of British-Jewish theatre from the 1950s onwards, beginning with an analysis of the first generation of writers that now forms the core of post-war British drama (including Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter and Arnold Wesker) and moving on to significant thematic force-fields and faultlines such as the Holocaust, antisemitism and Israel/Palestine. The book also covers the new generation of British-Jewish playwrights, with a special emphasis on the contribution of women writers and the role of particular theatres in the development of British-Jewish theatre, as well as TV drama. Included in the book are fascinating interviews with a set of significant theatre practitioners working today, including Ryan Craig, Patrick Marber, John Nathan, Julia Pascal and Nicholas Hytner. The companion addresses, not only aesthetic and ideological concerns, but also recent transformations with regard to institutional contexts and frameworks of cultural policies.


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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures

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ISBN 13 : 1135048541
Pages : 400 pages
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Download The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures PDF Format Full Free by Nadia Valman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-14 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Handbook to Contemporary Jewish Cultures explores the diversity of Jewish cultures and ways of investigating them, presenting the different methodologies, arguments and challenges within the discipline. Divided into themed sections, this book considers in turn: How the individual terms "Jewish" and "culture" are defined, looking at perspectives from Anthropology, Music, Literary Studies, Sociology, Religious Studies, History, Art History, and Film, Television, and New Media Studies. How Jewish cultures are theorized, looking at key themes regarding power, textuality, religion/secularity, memory, bodies, space and place, and networks. Case studies in contemporary Jewish cultures. With essays by leading scholars in Jewish culture, this book offers a clear overview of the field and offers exciting new directions for the future.


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The Stranger in Early Modern and Modern Jewish Tradition

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13 : 9004435468
Pages : pages
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Download The Stranger in Early Modern and Modern Jewish Tradition PDF Format Full Free by Catherine Bartlett and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Angels are the ultimate stranger. They come from another world and have a special place in the art of the Russian Jewish painter Marc Chagall (1887-1985). In My Life (1923) the young Chagall recalls one memorable night in Saint-Petersburg. Drifting into sleep in the corner of a room (all he could afford) he suddenly saw the ceiling open and a winged being, surrounded by light and blue air, hovered above him before disappearing through the ceiling again"--


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Writing Jewish

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ISBN 13 : 113737473X
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Writing Jewish PDF Format Full Free by Ruth Gilbert and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-12-04 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: British-Jewish writers are increasingly addressing challenging questions about what it means to be both British and Jewish in the twenty-first century. Writing Jewish provides a lively and accessible introduction to the key issues in contemporary British-Jewish fiction, memoirs and journalism, and explores how Jewishness exists alongside a range of other different identities in Britain today. By interrogating myths and stereotypes and looking at themes of remembering and forgetting, belonging and alienation, location and dislocation, Ruth Gilbert examines how these writers identify the particularity of their difference – while acknowledging that this difference is neither fixed nor final, but always open to re-interpretation.


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Fundamentalism and Literature

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230601863
Pages : 221 pages
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Download Fundamentalism and Literature PDF Format Full Free by C. Pesso-Miquel and published by Springer. This book was released on 2007-01-08 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the manifold connections between fundamentalism and literature in English. Carefully selected case studies and surveys document an unexpected richness and variety in this unlikely relationship


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Writing Fundamentalism

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 9781443811217
Pages : 251 pages
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Download Writing Fundamentalism PDF Format Full Free by Axel Stahler and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Given its discursive amplification and its very real impact on contemporary societies, fundamentalism has become the focus of much scholarly attention. However, whereas it is commonly recognized to be centred on texts, the complex and at times paradoxical relationship of fundamentalism with literature remains as yet largely unexplored. Based on new research by an international team of scholars working in the fields of literary and cultural studies, the essays gathered in this volume are based on a number of theoretical frameworks and debates and open up a historical perspective which engages critically with received notions of fundamentalism: by exploring literary representations of fundamentalisms and the function of literature in fundamentalism, they enquire into the underlying generic differences and incompatibilities as well as - perhaps more unexpected - the similarities and affinities between fundamentalism and literature. Opening up a historical perspective reaching back to the early sixteenth century, concepts of fundamentalism as a response to exclusively modernist tendencies since the beginning of the twentieth century are challenged in this volume and several contributors begin to explore the rise of fundamentalisms at various points in history characterized by the crisis experience of cultural change. While taking this conceptual base as a point of departure, the articles collected here then spread out on a plurality of theoretical frameworks. Alert to the productive friction between these discourses, which it aims to elicit, the volume confronts earlier research in the disciplines of theology, history of religion, sociology, political history, anthropology and - if less copious - literary studies with postcolonial and cultural studies. With its general focus on writing in English, including American and British literatures as well as the "new" literatures in English worldwide, the collection takes into account cultural and historical affinities and differences which have contributed to the ongoing negotiations of fundamentalism and literature in the English language and transcends borders of both nations and academic disciplines. In exploring new perspectives on fundamentalism and literature, the volume offers tools for a better understanding of this interrelation which should be of interest to scholars across all disciplines concerned with fundamentalism as a social and cultural phenomenon of ever growing global importance and impact.