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The Resource Jewish women writers in Britain, edited by Nadia Valman, (electronic resource)

Jewish women writers in Britain, edited by Nadia Valman, (electronic resource)

Label
Jewish women writers in Britain
Title
Jewish women writers in Britain
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nadia Valman
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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Annotation:
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
820.99287089924
LC call number
PR120.J48
LC item number
J485 2014
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Valman, Nadia
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Judaism and literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Judaism and literature
  • Judaism and literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Judaism and literature
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
Against a background of enormous cultural change during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, writing by British Jewish women grappled with shifting meanings of Jewish identity, the pressure of social norms, and questions of assimilation. Until recently, however, the distinctive experiences and perspectives of Jewish women have been absent from accounts of both British Jewish literature and women's writing in Britain. Drawing on new research in Jewish studies, postcolonial criticism, trauma theory and cultural geography, contributors in "Jewish Women Writers in Britain" examine the ways that these women writers interpreted the experience of living between worlds and imaginatively transformed it for a wide general readership.Editor Nadia Valman brings together contributors to consider writers whose Jewish identity was central to their practice as well as those whose relationship to their Jewish heritage was oblique, complicated, or mobile and figured in their work in varied and often unexpected ways. The chapters cover a range of genres including didactic fiction, devotional writing, modernist poetry, autobiographical fiction, the postmodern novel, memoir, and public poetry. Among the writers discussed are Grace Aguilar, Celia and Marion Moss, Katie Magnus, Lily Montagu, Amy Levy, Nina Salaman, Mina Loy, Betty Miller, Eva Figes, Ruth Fainlight, Elaine Feinstein, Anita Brookner, Julia Pascal, Diane Samuels, Jenny Diski, Linda Grant, and Sue Hubbard.Expanding the concerns of Jewish literature beyond existing male-centered narratives of the heroic conflict between family expectations and personal aspirations, women writers also produced fiction and poetry exploring the female body, maternity, sexual politics, and the transmission of memory. While some sought to appropriate traditional Jewish literary forms, others used formal and stylistic experimentation to challenge a religious establishment and social conventions that constrained women's public freedoms. The extraordinary range of responses to Jewish culture and history in the work of these writers will appeal to literary scholars and readers interested in Jewish women's history
Label
Jewish women writers in Britain, edited by Nadia Valman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Feeling at home: Jewish women writers in Britain, 1830-2010 / Nadia Valman -- From domestic paragon to rebellious daughter: Victorian Jewish women novelists / Nadia Valman -- 'And we are not what they have been': Anglo-Jewish women poets, 1839-1923 / Cynthia Scheinberg -- Worldly exile: Mina Loy's "Anglo-mongrels and the rose" / Rachel Potter -- Betty Miller and the Marrano self / Sarah Sceats -- "Almost and Englishwomen": Jewish women refugee writers in Britain / Sue Vice -- Forgotten words: trauma, memory, and Herstory in Eva Figes's fiction / Cheryl Verdon -- Otherness and trancendence: the poetry of Ruth Fainlight and Elaine Feinstein / Peter Lawson -- The trauma of assimilation: Anita Brookner as Jewish novelist / Louise Sylvester -- Dramatizing Britain's Holocaust memory / Phyllis Lassner -- Jewish mothers and Jewish memory in contemporary memories / David Brauner -- Opening spaces: Sue Hubbard's poetry of place / Lucy Wright
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001632503
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780814332382
Lccn
2014936566
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001632503
Label
Jewish women writers in Britain, edited by Nadia Valman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Feeling at home: Jewish women writers in Britain, 1830-2010 / Nadia Valman -- From domestic paragon to rebellious daughter: Victorian Jewish women novelists / Nadia Valman -- 'And we are not what they have been': Anglo-Jewish women poets, 1839-1923 / Cynthia Scheinberg -- Worldly exile: Mina Loy's "Anglo-mongrels and the rose" / Rachel Potter -- Betty Miller and the Marrano self / Sarah Sceats -- "Almost and Englishwomen": Jewish women refugee writers in Britain / Sue Vice -- Forgotten words: trauma, memory, and Herstory in Eva Figes's fiction / Cheryl Verdon -- Otherness and trancendence: the poetry of Ruth Fainlight and Elaine Feinstein / Peter Lawson -- The trauma of assimilation: Anita Brookner as Jewish novelist / Louise Sylvester -- Dramatizing Britain's Holocaust memory / Phyllis Lassner -- Jewish mothers and Jewish memory in contemporary memories / David Brauner -- Opening spaces: Sue Hubbard's poetry of place / Lucy Wright
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001632503
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780814332382
Lccn
2014936566
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001632503

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