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Conclusion; or, Kafka in Newark

in In History's Grip: Philip Roth's Newark Trilogy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781824
eISBN:
9780804783675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781824.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Born in 1883, Franz Kafka was a historical figure whose Prague was occupied by the Nazis and then the Soviets. A Jew who lived mostly in Prague and wrote in German, Kafka describes the prison-house ... More


Name That Varmint: From Gregor to Josephine

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter undertakes close readings of Kafka’s first and last published animal narratives, The Metamorphosis and “Josephine the Singer.” It focuses upon the different strategies by which Kafka ... More


(Con)Versions of Cats and Mice and Other Mouse Traps

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the possible connections between the staging of cat-mouse and cat-rat pairings by Franz Kafka and Heinrich Heine, on the one hand, and the asymmetrical and often violent power ... More


Italian Lizards and Literary Politics I: Carrying the Torch and Getting Singed

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter undertakes a philology-inspired genealogy of Kafka’s invocation of an exemplary lizard on an Italian footpath in his critique of Max Brod’s novel The Jewesses, wherein Kafka remarks upon ... More


The Raw and the Cooked in the Old/New World, or Talk to the Animals

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter engages another instrumentalization of Kafka’s animal figures for contemporary cultural-political ends, Jens Hanssen’s scavenged-together anti-Zionist reading of “Jackals and Arabs.” ... More


Kelman’s Interventions

Michael Gardiner

in From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter looks at the important critical work of James Kelman from two periods, the first concerned with specific injustices, often a stone's throw from ‘Merchant City’, Glasgow's centre of ... More


“If you could see her through my eyes …”: Semitic Simiantics

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter portrays the naturalized association of Jews with the mimetic as an identifier of “the Jew.” It first maps the once hegemonic stereotype of the Jews as a people without genius and the ... More


Silence

John Mowitt

in Sounds: The Ambient Humanities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284623
eISBN:
9780520960404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284623.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on silence—the absence or complete suppression of sound. It presents a reading of the encounter between four intellectual figures and traditions: John Cage and his various ... More


‘L’amiral cherche une maison à louer’: The Counterpoint and Counterpolitics of Language

Dafydd W. Jones

in Dada 1916 in Theory: Practices of Critical Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380208
eISBN:
9781781381526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380208.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The collision of the poetic-textual experiments of 1916 and the deliberate use of chance in the creation of new works produced one of the earliest of the Zurich Dada innovations to be formally named: ... More


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