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The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Benjamin Schreier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In a sweeping critique of the field, this book resituates Jewish Studies in order to make room for a critical study of identity and identification. Displacing the assumption that Jewish Studies is ... More


Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Yael Halevi-Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book defines Sephardism not as an expression of Sephardic identity but as a politicized literary metaphor. Since the nineteenth century, this metaphor has occurred with extraordinary frequency ... More


Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Lucille Cairns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel explores autobiographies, memoirs, and novels written by French-language Jewish writers in order to get an idea of Francophone Jewish imaginings of ... More


Modern Israeli Paradigms of Identity

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Modern Israeli Paradigms of Identity’ considers how texts inscribe key elements within paradigms of Israeli identity from 1948 onwards and in doing so provides a general discussion of Zionism, the ... More


Epilogue: Less Absurdistan, More Boyle Heights

Dean J. Franco

in Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature since 1969

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450877
eISBN:
9780801464010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450877.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This concluding chapter looks back to the origin of the melting-pot myths and the cultural pluralist penumbra with a look at Jewish American “frontier” writing, Rachel Calof's memoir Rachel Calof's ... More


Intra-Israeli Conflict

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Intra-Israeli Conflict’ examines how the primary corpus represents conflict between different ethnic and political demographics among Jews in Israel. Using cognitive science, social psychology, and ... More


Jewish Studies as Counterlife: A Report to the Academy

Adam Zachary Newton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283958
eISBN:
9780823286096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283958.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book tells the story of a Jewish Studies that hasn’t yet happened—at least not fully. At bottom, the modest version of a swerve it performs is to ask: what do we mean when we say, “Jewish ... More


James Ross and Song Lihong (eds.), The Image of Jews in Contemporary China. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 216. 244 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book The Image of Jews in Contemporary China (2016), edited by James Ross and Song Lihong. The Image of Jews in Contemporary China includes philosophical reflections, Kaifeng ... More


Arab–Israeli Conflict

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Arab–Israeli Conflict’ explores Francophone Jewish writers’ representations of the Israeli-Palestinian/Jewish-Arab conflict. The chapter focuses in particular on the damage caused by the conflict ... More


Arab–Israeli Conflict Turned Franco–Israeli Conflict

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter assesses the conflict between Israel and France, which exists as a consequence of France’s perceived systematic anti-Israeli/anti-Zionist bias. In her discussion, Cairns analyses the ... More


Historical Foundations of Israeli Nationhood

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers texts that inscribe key historical foundations of Israeli nationhood. It looks at significant literary representations of some key constituents in the historical foundations of ... More


The Metaphysics and Poesis of Israel

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘The Metaphysics and Poesis of Israel’ discusses the potency and ambivalence of Jerusalem as an aporetic ideal. It analyses the many connections relating to Israel, including those between the state ... More


The Qur'an and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage

Angelika Neuwirth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199928958
eISBN:
9780190921316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199928958.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The Qurʾan and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage, the culminating summary of the work of the most prominent German scholar of the Qurʾan, provides an original introduction to the Qurʾan against the ... More


Supplement

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter concludes with a final thought on consensus and dissensus in Francophone Jewish writers’ affective and cognitive responses to Israel. With the support of a grant from the British ... More


Jack Kirby: The Not-So-Secret Identity of the Thing

Andrew Alan Smith

in Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816641
eISBN:
9781496816689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816641.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Ben “The Thing” Grimm of the Fantastic Four is portrayed as a working-class “guy,” despite the vast amount of money at his disposal as a principal in Fantastic Four, Inc. However, his origins go back ... More


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