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Holocaust Reading: Memory and Identification in Holocaust Fiction, 1990–2003

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Holocaust fiction from 1990 onwards. It discusses the definitions of Holocaust fiction, and argues that the definition should be much broader than is generally recognised, by ... More


9/11’s Stealthy Jews: Jonathan Safran Foer and the Irrepresentation of Identity

Benjamin Schreier

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter articulates a kind of literary criticism that questions how and why our scholarly discourses thematize a categorical identity, along with the political itineraries that engage and are ... More


Fantasies of flight and flights of fancy: rewriting history and retreating from trauma in The Plot Against America

David Brauner

in Philip Roth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074240
eISBN:
9781781700938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074240.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The publication of The Plot Against America (2004) was attended with more fanfare and controversy than any of Philip Roth's books since Portnoy's Complaint (1969). Just as Portnoy had been heralded ... More


The Ethics of Eating Animals

Aaron S. Gross

in Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479899333
eISBN:
9781479893133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899333.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

How do contemporary Jewish traditions respond to the fraught activity of eating animals, especially in an ethical register? This chapter sketches a partial answer to this question by considering two ... More


Literature: The 9/11 Novel

David Holloway

in 9/11 and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633807
eISBN:
9780748670772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633807.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5, on literature, includes detailed discussion of Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Frederic Beigbeder's Windows on the World. It offers substantial supporting ... More


Literary kinships: Euro-American orphans, gender, genre, and cultural memory

Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström

in Making home: Orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089596
eISBN:
9781781707289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089596.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines contemporary novels featuring white orphans that engage intertextually with the Euro-American canon, claiming a type of literary kinship, at the same time as they draw upon a ... More


Two-Way Time Travel: Recursive Science and ‘Backward-Flowing’ Fiction

Paul Giles

in The Planetary Clock: Antipodean Time and Spherical Postmodern Fictions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198857723
eISBN:
9780191890352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857723.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the new relations of past and present to future that have emerged in the wake of scientific discoveries in genetics and other medical technologies. The first section links ... More


Flattening Nature and Culture

Matthew Mullins

in Postmodernism in Pieces: Materializing the Social in U.S. Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190459505
eISBN:
9780190459529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459505.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter revisits Brian McHale’s argument that the dominant marker of postmodernism is its preoccupation with ontology. What makes fiction postmodern in the author’s view is not only its ... More


On This Road: The Improbable Future

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses works that deal with the end of civilization. These include Paul Auster'noir novel Oracle Night, Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, Jonathan Safran ... More


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