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The new Jewish American literary studies

Author: Victoria Aarons
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Twenty-first-century critical revisions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The newly defined field of Jewish American literary studies (and thus the title of this volume) responds to this changing demographic and dynamic and is perhaps best thought of as so named for the pragmatic purposes of bringing together a body of texts that might be called 'Jewish.' Such a defining principle of Jewish American literature, as Miron proposes, should not be understood as fixed"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Aarons
ISBN: 9781108426282 110842628X
OCLC Number: 1090688810
Description: xiii, 298 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Jewish American" or "American Jewish" : the hybrid in literary studies / Berel Lang --
A new diaspora : Jewish American writers from across the globe / Victoria Aarons --
Wrestling with politics : Jewish American writing from left to right (and back again) / Michael Staub --
Israel and America in Jewish American writing / Eli Lederhendler --
Jewish American writing and race / Dean Franco --
Gender and feminism in contemporary Jewish American writing / Jessica Lang --
Rethinking postwar Jewish American writers / Timothy Parrish --
The insistence of psychoanalysis in contemporary Jewish American fiction / Willis Salomon --
Reimagining the past, imagining the future : myth, history, and mystery in contemporary Jewish American fiction / David Brauner --
Women's voices : the assimilated subject and the persistence of marginalisation / Catherine Morley --
A guide for the heretic : charting the journey off the path of tradition / Avinoam Patt --
Rethinking literary and ethical response to the holocaust : reading "With Hitler in New York" / Gary Weissman --
Jews in contemporary cinema and television / Nathan Abrams --
Story into memoir, memoir into story : Iranian-Jewish-American writing / Judie Newman --
Jewish-Latin American literature / Darrell B. Lockhart --
Jewish American literary studies abroad / Gustavo Sanchez Canales.
Series Title: Twenty-first-century critical revisions.
Responsibility: edited by Victoria Aarons.

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This volume is designed for undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars and teachers of Jewish American literature. It will be of interest to the educated lay audience given the timely nature of  Read more...

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