Anglophone Jewish Literature

Stähler, Axel, ed. (2007) Anglophone Jewish Literature. Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature, 6 . Routledge, London and New York, 304 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-41464-7 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Anglophone Jewish literature is not traditionally numbered among the new literatures in English. Rather, Jewish literary production in English has conventionally been classified as ‘hyphenated’ and has therefore not yet been subjected as such to the scrutiny of scholars of literary or cultural history. The collection of essays addresses this lack and initiates the scholarly exploration of transnational and transcultural Anglophone Jewish literature as one of the New English Literatures. Without attempting to impose what would seem to be a misguided conceptual unity on the many-facetted field of Anglophone Jewish literature, the book is based on a plurality of theoretical frameworks. Alert to the productive friction between these discourses, which it aims to elicit, it confronts Jewish literary studies with postcolonial studies, cultural studies, and other contemporary theoretical frameworks. Featuring contributions from among the best-known scholars in the fields of British and American Jewish literature, including Bryan Cheyette and Emily Miller Budick, this collection transcends borders of both nations and academic disciplines and takes into account cultural and historical affinities and differences of the Anglophone diaspora which have contributed to the formation and development of the English-language segment of Jewish literature.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Axel Stahler
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2008 09:45
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2010 17:42
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2425 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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