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“Who learns history from Heine?”: Wissenschaft des Judentums and Heinrich Heine's Der Rabbi von Bacherach (1840)

Jonathan Skolnik

in Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786072
eISBN:
9780804790598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786072.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter presents an important discovery about what is undoubtedly the best-known German-Jewish novel, Heinrich Heine's Der Rabbi von Bacherach (The Rabbi of Bacherach [1840]). Heine, who as an ... More


Tailing the Suspect, or the Braiding of Gender and Ethnic Difference

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter maps how European discourses have fetishized body parts of and techniques practiced upon members of cultures whose origins antedate Europe's and whose persistence therefore questions ... More


Religious Wandering in French Romantic Culture

Thomas Kselman

in Conscience and Conversion: Religious Liberty in Post-Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226133
eISBN:
9780300235647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226133.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents the “wandering Jew” as a symbol that captures the significance of religious choice in French culture during the Romantic era (1800-1848). It relates the surge of interest in the ... More


Leo Lowenthal and the Jewish Renaissance

Martin Jay

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces Leo Lowenthal's early intellectual life through a series of passionate engagements with traditional and modernist Jewish thought that continued to find expression in his work at ... More


Epigonentum in Germany of the 1830s

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

While the passing of Hegel in 1831 and Goethe in 1832 represented an opportunity for a new generation to shape intellectual discourse, such towering figures also symbolized the intimidating shadow ... More


Hellenes, Nazarenes, and Other Jews: Heine the Fool

Willi Goetschel

in The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244966
eISBN:
9780823252510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244966.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the role of Heinrich Heine in the project of rethinking the problem of the distinction between Hellenes and Nazarenes, Greeks and Jews, and, as a consequence, between philosophy ... 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


Average Life (Grillparzer, Stifter, and the Art of Prosaic Reality)

in Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on realist attempts to redefine greatness by inverting aesthetics' traditional hierarchies, juxtaposing Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's thesis on the “end of art” with Heinrich ... More


The Strange Career of the Abarbanels from Heine to the Holocaust

Jonathan Skolnik

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In 1840, Heinrich Heine published Der Rabbi von Bacherach (The Rabbi of Bacherach), a fictional narrative about an accusation of ritual murder in fifteenth-century Germany. Aside from Heine, several ... More


The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Willi Goetschel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244966
eISBN:
9780823252510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244966.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Exploring the subject of Jewish philosophy as a controversial construction site of the project of modernity, this book examines the implications of the different and often conflicting notions that ... More


Of Venus, vagueness, and vision: Vernon Lee, Eugene Lee-Hamilton, and ‘the spell of the fragment’

Catherine Maxwell

in Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071447
eISBN:
9781781701096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071447.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter starts by meditating on the Romantic theme of the recovered sculptural relic and the theme of the god in exile derived by Vernon Lee and Eugene Lee-Hamilton from Pater, who had in turn ... More


Ihr Bild

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The sense of gloom and despair in Franz Schubert's Ihr Bild is so immanent that we take the past tense of the text, on first encounter, as a literary substitute for a present-tense narration. The ... More


Limited Time in This World and in the Next

in On Borrowed Time: The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226886015
eISBN:
9780226886039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226886039.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses conceptions of limited time through the lives and works of Jesus, St. Paul, Dante, Benjamin Franklin, Max Weber, Heinrich Heine, and Karl Marx.


Shylock Is Shakespeare

Kenneth Gross

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309774
eISBN:
9780226309927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309927.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shylock, the Jewish moneylender in The Merchant of Venice who famously demands a pound of flesh as security for a loan to his antisemitic tormentors, is one of Shakespeare's most complex and ... More


Italian Lizards and Literary Politics II: Deer I Say It

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/9780823275595.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter turns to Heine’s Baths of Lucca, the prequel to City of Lucca, and follows Heine’s proleptic encounter on an Italian mountain road with a different sort of animal, a Hirsch or stag, in ... More


Lessons in Politics and Innuendo

Paul Berry

in Brahms Among Friends: Listening, Performance, and the Rhetoric of Allusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982646
eISBN:
9780199365050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982646.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 2 concludes the thread of celebratory gift-giving with a final allusive lullaby, Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze, Op. 71 No. 1, presented in commemoration of the baptism of Julius and ... More


Dogged by Destiny: “Lupus est homo homini, non homo, quom quails sit non navit”

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/9780823275595.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

After observing how, despite a tradition of identifying Jews with wolves that spanned from Chrysostom to Vichy France, few Jewish werewolves prowled the Gentile legal, legendary, and literary ... More


Golems and Ghosts

Kenneth Gross

in Shylock Is Shakespeare

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309774
eISBN:
9780226309927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309927.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines two more fully developed fictions of Shylock's afterlife to help clarify what is at stake when we reimagine such a creature. One of the most elaborate attempts to lend Shylock a ... More


Clara Schumann’s Setting of “Ich stand”

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann, apparently began to compose songs only after her marriage, for the first three that we know of were presented to her husband as a gift for Christmas that ... More


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