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Amy Levy

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Amy Levy, a gifted and precocious daughter of middle-class Anglo-Jewish parents. Her literary output during her short life was impressive and included three novels, three ... More


Poetry in the Round: Mutual Mentorships

Susan David Bernstein

in Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748640652
eISBN:
9780748684366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640652.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shows that women poets used the Round Reading Room of the British Museum to experience kinds of exteriority that proved crucial to their writing. They met and created networks of ... More


Reading Poet Amy Levy through Victorian Newspapers

Linda K. Hughes

in Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s: The Victorian Period

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474433907
eISBN:
9781474465120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433907.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this essay, Linda K. Hughes casts light on Amy Levy’s (1861–89) dexterous placement of her poetry in carefully selected newspapers throughout the 1880s. Levy is perhaps best known for her novels ... More


Translation Work and Women’s Labour from the British Museum

Susan David Bernstein

in Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748640652
eISBN:
9780748684366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640652.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines historical traces of women writers at the British Museum Reading Room. It shows that Eleanor Marx, Clementina Black, Constance Black Garnett and Amy Levy engaged in translation ... More


Oscar Wilde among the Jews: Oscar Wilde, the Jewish Sphinx

Jonathan Freedman

in The Jewish Decadence: Jews and the Aesthetics of Modernity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226580920
eISBN:
9780226581118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226581118.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The life and works of Oscar Wilde, the epitome of decadence, were shaped by Jews. This chapter looks not so much at Wilde himself as at the multiple and contradictory affiliations between Wilde and ... More


The Response of the Late Victorian Feminist Press to Same-Sex Desire Controversies

Molly Youngkin

in Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s: The Victorian Period

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474433907
eISBN:
9781474465120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433907.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Molly Youngkin’s essay investigates the heterosexism of a fin de siècle feminist newspaper, the Women’s Penny Paper (1894–99, later retitled the Women’s Herald and the Woman’s Signal), highlighting ... More


The Ballroom: Questions of Admission and Exclusion

Sonia Gollance

in It Could Lead to Dancing: Mixed-Sex Dancing and Jewish Modernity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781503613492
eISBN:
9781503627802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613492.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Participation in social dancing was an important marker in the Jewish process of embourgeoisement. European Jewish literary texts portray the ballroom as site for testing Jewish admission to elite ... More


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