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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


“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


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