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Translating “Englitch”

Joshua L. Miller

in Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Diasporic Jewish culture has been multilingual by definition for more than two thousand years of statelessness—until the twentieth century, that is. This chapter juxtaposes two sharply different ... More


The Negative Desire of Jewish Representation; or, Why Were the New York Intellectuals Jewish?

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/9781479868681.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents a critical analysis of the New York intellectuals within the context of Jewish identity, and particularly the legibility and affectivity of Jewish identity, in order to ... More


Responses to Auschwitz and the Literary Imagination

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The views of various American liberal intellectuals and Jewish writers on the Nazi death camps are discussed, starting with Lionel Trilling, a postwar New York literary critic, who addressed the ... More


Scrutiny's Empire

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter moves beyond Britain to examine the Scrutiny movement's fortunes overseas. In the late 1940s and 1950s, the Kenyon School of English and Eric Bentley's anthology for American readers ... More


Freud and the Vicissitudes of Modernism in the United States, 1940–1980

Dorothy Ross

in After Freud Left: A Century of Psychoanalysis in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081373
eISBN:
9780226081397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081397.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter argues that the rise and fall of Sigmund Freud's influence among intellectuals can be understood best by following the changes that occurred in their ideas of modernism from 1940 to ... More


The Liberal Aesthetic in the Postwar Era: The Case of Trilling and Adorno

Amanda Anderson

in Bleak Liberalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226923512
eISBN:
9780226923536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923536.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the relation between politics and aesthetics in the war and post-war era through a comparison of liberal and radical responses to the catastrophes of the twentieth century. ... More


Jewish Internationalists

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The role of Jewish radicalism is the theme of this chapter, especially as it was expressed in the pages of Menorah Journal. The ideas of Isaac Deutscher in regard to the “Non-Jewish Jew” and of ... More


The New York Intellectuals in Fiction

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The problematic relationship of literature to ideology is discussed, especially in light of the Marxist criticism of Terry Eagleton as against the pragmatist thinking to which many intellectuals were ... More


Critics (II): Lionel Trilling and Raymond Williams

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter provides a general reassessment of the critical work of Lionel Trilling, perhaps the most admired American critic of the mid-twentieth century, emphasizing the distinctiveness of his ... More


Beginnings

Patrick Hayes

in Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689125
eISBN:
9780191795305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689125.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Roth’s early work was shaped by ideas about literary value distinctive to the post-war cultural formation known as the “New Liberalism”. Drawing on his uncollated early journalism and early short ... More


Theatricality and Idolatry

Andrea Most

in Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708194
eISBN:
9780814707982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708194.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the voracious quest for authenticity that characterized both the ethnic revival and the radical politics of the later 1960s, many Jewish and American culture makers became increasingly interested ... More


Bleak Liberalism

Amanda Anderson

in Bleak Liberalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226923512
eISBN:
9780226923536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923536.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a summary analysis of the concept and history of bleak liberalism, a body of thought informed by distinctive attitudes and styles of political commitment. While the analysis ... More


Where Liberals Fear to Tread: . M. Forster’s Queer Internationalism and the Ethics of Care

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The first of two chapters to follow the geopolitical aesthetic beyond its mid-Victorian distillations, Chapter 7 explores E. M. Forster’s queer variation on internationalism. Scholars since Trilling ... More


Bleak Liberalism

Amanda Anderson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226923512
eISBN:
9780226923536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923536.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Bleak Liberalism advances a renewed account of liberalism, with the aim of providing a better understanding of the way liberal concepts, principles, and aspirations have informed novelistic art of ... More


Introduction

Amanda Anderson

in Bleak Liberalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226923512
eISBN:
9780226923536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923536.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reconstructing liberalism as a project conceived in response to historical challenges, and with awareness of limiting psychological, sociological, economic, and political conditions, this chapter ... More


History: Situating Sincerity

Ellen Rutten

in Sincerity After Communism: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300213980
eISBN:
9780300224832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213980.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter traces the transnational history of sincerity rhetoric, with particular emphasis on those traditions within older debates that inform and shape today's sincerity concerns. Linking Henri ... More


Aestheticism, Civil Society, and the Origins of Totalitarianism

Benjamin Mangrum

in Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190909376
eISBN:
9780190909406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909376.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that ongoing concerns about the rise of totalitarianism led writers and intellectuals in the United States to oppose social-democratic institutions after the Second World War. ... More


Epilogue. A Life in Humanities and Science

Robert G. Shulman

in Brain Imaging: What it Can (and Cannot) Tell Us About Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199838721
eISBN:
9780199345373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838721.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

An autobiographical account of my commitment to the humanities and science emphasizes similarities rather than differences between the disciplines. My personal approach to science, in which ... More


This Age of Conformity {1954}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1954 essay “This Age of Conformity,” in which he attacks American intellectuals, particularly Lionel Trilling, for their complacency and complicity regarding the ... More


The Walking Man and the Talking Cure

Jean-Christophe Agnew

in After Freud Left: A Century of Psychoanalysis in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081373
eISBN:
9780226081397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081397.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter addresses the link between modernism and Freudianism in relation to the concept of “the American Century,” and also reports on the complex cultural changes from the 1940s to the 1980s. ... More


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