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Jewish Presences in English Literature

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ISBN 13 : 0773562621
Pages : 152 pages
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Download Jewish Presences in English Literature PDF Format Full Free by Derek Cohen and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 1990-09-01 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The image of the Jew in English literature, as in the Western imagination, has at its base the figure of the Christ-killer. All representations of the Jew in Christian culture are constructed in the light of this irreducible definition." -- from the introduction In a collection of insightful critical essays, Derek Cohen, Deborah Heller, and the contributing authors explore the different ways in which writers of English literature have amplified, varied, or denied this archetypical perception. While the authors approach this subject from diverse perspectives, the essays are unified by an awareness of the common tradition out of which representations of Jews have developed and illustrate the tradition's continuity and modifications. Studying the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Trollope, George Eliot, Joyce, and a selection of texts from the ninth to the sixteenth century, the essays show how constructs of Jewishness fit into a writer's pre-existing concerns and patterns of representation and how even later, more favourable depictions are over-simplified reactions to this attitude. Some of the authors directly address the question of what constitutes anti-semitism in a literary work. All take into account the social and historical contexts in which the individual works took shape. Their main concern, however, is not to produce a social history but to illustrate how even the greatest writers draw on stereotypes embedded in the popular imagination and to focus on the internal dynamics of individual works, thereby recuperating classical portrayals within a contemporary critical perspective.


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Jewish Presences in English Literature

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ISBN 13 : 9780773507814
Pages : 166 pages
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Download Jewish Presences in English Literature PDF Format Full Free by Derek Cohen and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 1990 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The image of the Jew in English literature, as in the Western imagination, has at its base the figure of the Christ-killer. All representations of the Jew in Christian culture are constructed in the light of this irreducible definition." -- from the introduction In a collection of insightful critical essays, Derek Cohen, Deborah Heller, and the contributing authors explore the different ways in which writers of English literature have amplified, varied, or denied this archetypical perception. While the authors approach this subject from diverse perspectives, the essays are unified by an awareness of the common tradition out of which representations of Jews have developed and illustrate the tradition's continuity and modifications. Studying the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Trollope, George Eliot, Joyce, and a selection of texts from the ninth to the sixteenth century, the essays show how constructs of Jewishness fit into a writer's pre-existing concerns and patterns of representation and how even later, more favourable depictions are over-simplified reactions to this attitude. Some of the authors directly address the question of what constitutes anti-semitism in a literary work. All take into account the social and historical contexts in which the individual works took shape. Their main concern, however, is not to produce a social history but to illustrate how even the greatest writers draw on stereotypes embedded in the popular imagination and to focus on the internal dynamics of individual works, thereby recuperating classical portrayals within a contemporary critical perspective.


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Constructions of 'the Jew' in English Literature and Society

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521558778
Pages : 322 pages
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Download Constructions of 'the Jew' in English Literature and Society PDF Format Full Free by Bryan Cheyette and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1995-10-26 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining cultural theory, discourse analysis and new historicism with readings of the works of major contemporary authors, this study concludes that "the Jew" is characterized unstereotypically as the embodiment of uncertainty within English literature and society.


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Masculinity, Anti-Semitism and Early Modern English Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1351919369
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Masculinity, Anti-Semitism and Early Modern English Literature PDF Format Full Free by Matthew Biberman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-03-02 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a profound re-assessment of the conceptual, rhetorical, and cultural intersections among sexuality, race and religion in English Renaissance texts, this study argues that antisemitism is a by-product of tensions between received Classical conceptions of masculinity and Christianity's strident critique of that ideal. Utilizing works by Shakespeare, Milton, Marlowe and others, Biberman illustrates how modern antisemitism develops as a way to stigmatize hypermasculine behavior, thus facilitating the transformation of the culture's gender ideal from knight to businessman. Subsequently, the function of antisemitism changes, becoming instead the mark of effeminate behavior. Consequently, the central antisemitic image changes from Jew-Devil to Jew-Sissy. Biberman traces this shift's repercussions, both in renaissance culture and what followed it. He also contends that as a result of this linkage between Jewishness and the limits of masculine behavior, the image of the Jewish woman remains especially unstable. In concluding, Biberman argues that the Gothic resurrects the Jew-Devil (bequeathing it to the Nazis), and that the horror genre is often a rewriting of Renaissance discourse about Jews. In the course of making this larger argument, Biberman introduces a series of more limited claims that challenge the conventional wisdom within the field of literary studies. First, Biberman overturns the assumption that Jewishness and femininity are always associated in the cultural imagination of Western Europe. Second, Biberman provides the historical context needed to understand the emergence of the stereotype of the pathological Jewish woman. Third, Biberman revises the incorrect notion that divorce was not practiced in Renaissance England. Fourth, Biberman argues for the novel claim that serial monogamy in Western culture is a practice understood to possess a Jewish "taint." Fifth, Biberman contributes a major advance in scholarship devoted to T. S. Eliot, illustrating how Eliot's famous critical argument against Milton is an expression of his antisemitism, and a coherent compliment to the antisemitic touches in his poetry. Sixth, in his discussion of Gothic literature, Biberman introduces novel readings of Frankenstein and Dracula, persuasively arguing that Mary Shelley's monster bears the mark of the Jew according to modern antisemitic discourse; and that, in Stoker, both the vampire and the vampire-killer represent Jews executing a scenario of self-policing that was realized in the ghettos and the concentration camps. Biberman's final contribution in this study is to provide a definition for postmodern antisemitism and to apply it to various contemporary incidents, including September 11th and the Arab-Israeli conflict.


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The Jews and British Romanticism

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ISBN 13 : 1137062851
Pages : 334 pages
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Download The Jews and British Romanticism PDF Format Full Free by S. Spector and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-30 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Expanding the perspective initiated by British Romanticism and the Jews: History, Culture, Literature (0-312-29522-7), this volume explores more deeply the complexities inherent in the relationship between the British and Jewish cultures as initiated in the Romantic Period in England, though extending to the present in the Middle East.


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The Jews in Britain

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ISBN 13 : 0230511384
Pages : 150 pages
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Download The Jews in Britain PDF Format Full Free by R. Langham and published by Springer. This book was released on 2005-11-22 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For nearly a thousand years there has been a Jewish presence in Britain. Today the Jewish community, although numbering less than 300,000 is widely seen as one of the most successful groups in Britain. This unique book describes events in Britain concerning Jews in chronological order, from ancient legend to the present times.


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British Romanticism and the Jews

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ISBN 13 : 113705574X
Pages : 294 pages
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Download British Romanticism and the Jews PDF Format Full Free by S. Spector and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-30 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: British Romanticism and the Jews explores the mutual influences exerted by the British-Christian and British-Jewish communities on each other during the period between the Enlightenment and Victorianism. The essays in the volume demonstrate how the texts produced by the Jewish Enlightenment provided a significant resource for romantic intellectual revisionism, in much the same way that British romanticism provided the cultural basis through which the British-Jewish community was able to negotiate between the competing obligations to ethnicity and nationalism.


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Jewish Presence in T.S. Eliot and Franz Kafka

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Pages : 217 pages
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Download Jewish Presence in T.S. Eliot and Franz Kafka PDF Format Full Free by Melvin Wilk and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Analyzes the importance and the literary and moral implications of the antisemitic component in Eliot's poetry and prose published between 1918-35. Places it within the context of American antisemitic and racist prejudices in the cultural elite of New England and the Midwest, and of anti-Jewish stereotypes in English literature. Discusses the antisemitic elements in works by other American writers molded in the same tradition, especially Henry Adams (1838-1918). Asserts that the Jews represent, in Eliot's vision, the negative aspects of modern civilization. Notes that explicit antisemitism disappeared from his writings after 1935, but he never reevaluated or expressed regret for his previous anti-Jewish leanings.


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Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature

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ISBN 13 : 0230006035
Pages : 227 pages
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Download Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature PDF Format Full Free by C. Davison and published by Springer. This book was released on 2004-06-30 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature examines the Gothic's engagement with the Jewish Question and British national identity over the course of a century. Beginning with an exploration of Jewish demonology from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, Davison interprets the changing significance of the trans-national Wandering Jew in classic Gothic fiction who later migrates into Victorian realism. What emerges is the elucidation of an anti-Semitic 'spectropoetics' that convey how the spectres of Jewish difference and Jewish assimilation haunt British literature.


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The Theological Dickens

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ISBN 13 : 1000469387
Pages : 284 pages
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Download The Theological Dickens PDF Format Full Free by Brenda Ayres and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-19 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first collection to investigate Charles Dickens on his vast and various opinions about the uses and abuses of the tenets of Christian faith that imbue English Victorian culture. Although previous studies have looked at his well-known antipathies toward Dissenters, Evangelicals, Catholics, and Jews, they have also disagreed about Dickens’ thoughts on Unitarianism and speculated on doctrines of Protestantism that he endorsed or rejected. Besides addressing his depiction of these religious groups, the volume’s contributors locate gaps in scholarship and unresolved illations about poverty and charity, representations of children, graveyards, labor, scientific controversy, and other social issues through an investigation of Dickens’ theological concerns. In addition, given that Dickens’ texts continue to influence every generation around the globe, a timely inclusion in the collection is a consideration of the neo-Victorian multi-media representations of Dickens’ work and his ideas on theological questions pitched to a postmodern society.


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Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture

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ISBN 13 : 1317392612
Pages : 204 pages
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Download Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture PDF Format Full Free by Sabine Schülting and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-05 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Addressing the Victorian obsession with the sordid materiality of modern life, this book studies dirt in nineteenth-century English literature and the Victorian cultural imagination. Dirt litters Victorian writing – industrial novels, literature about the city, slum fiction, bluebooks, and the reports of sanitary reformers. It seems to be "matter out of place," challenging traditional concepts of art and disregarding the concern with hygiene, deodorization, and purification at the center of the "civilizing process." Drawing upon Material Cultural Studies for an analysis of the complex relationships between dirt and textuality, the study adds a new perspective to scholarship on both the Victorian sanitation movement and Victorian fiction. The chapters focus on Victorian commodity culture as a backdrop to narratives about refuse and rubbish; on the impact of waste and ordure on life stories; on the production and circulation of affective responses to filth in realist novels and slum travelogues; and on the function of dirt for both colonial discourse and its deconstruction in postcolonial writing. They address questions as to how texts about dirt create the effect of materiality, how dirt constructs or deconstructs meaning, and how the project of writing dirt attempts to contain its excessive materiality. Schülting discusses representations of dirt in a variety of texts by Charles Dickens, E. M. Forster, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Gissing, James Greenwood, Henry James, Charles Kingsley, Henry Mayhew, George Moore, Arthur Morrison, and others. In addition, she offers a sustained analysis of the impact of dirt on writing strategies and genre conventions, and pays particular attention to those moments when dirt is recycled and becomes the source of literary creation.


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Creative Awakening

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ISBN 13 : 9780313253867
Pages : 196 pages
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Download Creative Awakening PDF Format Full Free by Louis Harap and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1987 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two themes predominate in works written by Jews - the Americanization of the immigrant Jew despite social prejudice and racism, and social radicalism. Discusses the antisemitism of leading non-Jewish writers between 1900-18 (e.g., Edith Wharton, Jack London), and some works by philosemitic writers. Argues that most of the important non-Jewish writers in the 1920s were indifferent to social and political issues, but accepted the pervasive antisemitism of society. Notes the vulgar Jew-baiting of Pound, the social prejudice of Fitzgerald and Hemingway, and the resistance to Jewish cultural influence of Eliot and Cather. During the 1930s, Jewish writers aimed at assimilation but were forced by antisemitism and racism to deal with Jewish themes. Pp. 124-132 focus on the controversy over Dreiser's antisemitism. Deals also with Jewish war novels showing widespread antisemitism in the armed forces, and discusses self-hating Jewish characters and the authors' identification with them.


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An Unfortunate Coincidence

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199229767
Pages : 193 pages
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Download An Unfortunate Coincidence PDF Format Full Free by Didi Herman and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the depiction of Jews and Jewishness in modern English law, revealing the role of racial and religious understandings in legal decision-making. It challenges both assumptions about tolerance and neutrality in English law and any simple narrative of anti-Semitism, charting the ambivalent status of Jewish identity in the law.


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Race and Identity in D. H. Lawrence

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ISBN 13 : 1137398833
Pages : 297 pages
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Download Race and Identity in D. H. Lawrence PDF Format Full Free by J. Ruderman and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-03-27 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Race and Identity in D. H. Lawrence is a wide-ranging examination of Lawrence's adoption and adaptation of stereotypes about minorities, with a focus on three particular 'racial' groups. This book explores societal attitudes in England, Europe, and the United States and Lawrence's utilization of cultural norms to explore his own identity.


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American Jewish Year Book, 1997

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Publisher : VNR AG
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ISBN 13 : 9780874951110
Pages : 750 pages
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Download American Jewish Year Book, 1997 PDF Format Full Free by David Singer and published by VNR AG. This book was released on 1997 with total page 750 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Library owns the volumes of the American Jewish Yearbook from 1899 - current.


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'Essenced to Language'

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13 : 9783039107285
Pages : 292 pages
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Download 'Essenced to Language' PDF Format Full Free by Nayef Al-Joulan and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2007 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rosenberg was more than just a war poet. A general failure to take this into consideration has contributed to the belated recognition of the distinctions of his work. A working-class London Jew, he schooled himself, long before the Great War, to respond to issues of class, culture, art and poetry; a combination of dependency and self-sufficiency which sustains his mature work, and which gave him a sense of himself as an Anglo-Jewish poet. To illuminate Rosenberg, Nayef Al-Joulan considers the conditions of the Jewish community in the East End of London at the turn of the century and examines the writer's attitudes to the Zionism in vogue. He also investigates striking echoes of Freudian psychology in Rosenberg's work. Tracing Rosenberg's working-class literary heritage, Al-Joulan underlines a modern Jewish insight that has parallels with Marx and Freud and therefore uncovers the role class and race played in the critical marginalising of Rosenberg. The book concludes by examining Rosenberg's cognitive ekphrasis, his idea of language as a vehicle for mental essence, a perception rooted into the painter's mind.


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Dickens, Religion and Society

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ISBN 13 : 1137558717
Pages : 237 pages
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Download Dickens, Religion and Society PDF Format Full Free by Robert Butterworth and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-02-02 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dickens, Religion and Society examines the centrality of Dickens's religious attitudes to the social criticism he is famous for, shedding new light in the process on such matters as the presentation of Fagin as a villainous Jew, the hostile portrayal of trade unions in Hard Times and Dickens's sentimentality.