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Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Ezra Mendelsohn (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This volume collects chapters on Jewish literature which deal with “the manifold ways that literary texts reveal their authors' attitudes toward their own Jewish identity and toward diverse aspects ... More


Alan Cooper, Philip Roth and the Jews. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996. xiv + 319 pp.

Hana Wirth-Nesher

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0027
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, Philip Roth and the Jews by Alan Cooper is presented. Cooper tells an engaging story of a pioneering, courageous, prophetic hero — the writer Philip Roth — doomed to be ... More


Suburb, Network, Homeland: National Space and the Rhetoric of Broadcasting

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the landscape of American broadcasting in the second half of the twentieth century evolved from a situation in which values of liberal independence acted as a front for the ... More


Passing into the Present: Contemporary American Fiction of Racial and Gender Passing

Sinead Moynihan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082290
eISBN:
9781781702727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a full-length study of contemporary American fiction of ‘passing’. It takes as its point of departure the return of racial and gender passing in the 1990s in order to make claims about ... More


The Art and Craft of Economics: The Classical Liberal Attitude

David Colander and Craig Freedman

in Where Economics Went Wrong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179209
eISBN:
9780691184050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179209.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This concluding chapter argues that Classical Liberal methodology is defined more by an attitude than it is by a particular methodological approach. That attitude blends a deep-seated skepticism of ... More


Race/Erasure: Douglass to Roth

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the American dilemma of race, exploring the rise of a literary countertradition that privileges silence and dissimulation over candor and accessibility. Examples are Frederick ... More


The Grapes of Roth: “Diasporism” Between Portnoy and Shy lock

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses Philip Roth's addition to the growing chorus of “diasporists” in the academy and the arts. In his novel Operation Shylock: A Confession, Roth made a cultural statement that not ... More


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


Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Tim Parks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book has long been fascinated by the complicated relationship between an author's life and work, and began exploring the underlying values and patterns that guide authors in both ... More


How Did It Happen?

Edward A. Zelinsky

in The Origins of the Ownership Society: How the Defined Contribution Paradigm Changed America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339352
eISBN:
9780199855407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339352.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

How did the defined benefit plan go from the behemoth of the private retirement system to a secondary player in that system? The story starts with the economic and demographic forces which in the ... More


In History's Grip: Philip Roth's Newark Trilogy

Michael Kimmage

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781824
eISBN:
9780804783675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781824.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book concentrates on the literature of Philip Roth, one of America's greatest writers, and in particular on American Pastoral, I Married a Communist, and The Human Stain. Each of these novels ... More


Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film

Mark Bernard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748685493
eISBN:
9781474406444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685493.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the role of the DVD market in the growth of ultraviolent horror in the 2000s and assesses how the emergence of the market changed cultural and industrial attitudes to horror films ... More


Bestial Traces: Race, Sexuality, Animality

Christopher Peterson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245208
eISBN:
9780823252602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245208.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In contemporary race and sexuality studies, the topic of animality emerges almost exclusively in order to index the dehumanization that makes discrimination possible. Bestial Traces argues that a ... More


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


Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Patrick Hayes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689125
eISBN:
9780191795305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689125.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Philip Roth is widely acknowledged as one of the defining authors in the literature of post-war America. Yet he has long been a polarising figure, and throughout his career he has won the disapproval ... More


Conclusion

Hannah Pollin-Galay

in Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300226041
eISBN:
9780300235531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226041.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Conclusion coalesces the chapter themes—interviewing genre, family, enemies, language, and place—in relation to one another, and to the question of the Holocaust as catastrophe, as ... More


Žižekian ‘Perversions’: The Lure of Antigone and the Fetishism of the Act

Yannis Stavrakakis

in The Lacanian Left: Psychoanalysis, Theory, Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619801
eISBN:
9780748672073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619801.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Zizek's thoughts on capitalism, ‘the radical act’, and the ethico-political example of Antigone, are often presented as integral parts of a Lacan-inspired radical political philosophy. Hence, the ... More


American ignorance: Philip Roth’s American trilogy

Andrew Bennett

in Ignorance: Literature and Agnoiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074875
eISBN:
9781781702420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074875.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the work of Philip Roth, who is considered as one of America's top modern novelists, in order to focus on the question of authorial ignorance, suggesting that it is basically a ... More


The Prestige of Dirty Words and Pictures: Horace Liveright, Henry Roth, and the Graphic Novel

Josh Lambert

in Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479876433
eISBN:
9781479851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876433.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores how social and cultural marginalization provided one motivation for the use of obscenity by American Jews. Michel Foucault notes, in The History of Sexuality, that the public ... More


Philip Roth

David Brauner

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074240
eISBN:
9781781700938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074240.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a study of the contemporary American novelist, Philip Roth. Reading alongside a number of his contemporaries and focusing particularly on his later fiction, it offers a view of Roth as an ... More


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