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Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature

  • Fester Einband
  • 227 Seiten
Taking the Enlightenment era genre of British Gothic fiction as her focus, Davison (women's studies and English literature, U. of ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Taking the Enlightenment era genre of British Gothic fiction as her focus, Davison (women's studies and English literature, U. of Windsor, Canada) asks why, in what ways, and with what implications, the legendary Wandering Jew, Ahasuerus, haunted modern Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries. She discusses the contested castle, the skeleton in

Autorentext

CAROL MARGARET DAVISON is Acting Director of Women's Studies and Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of Windsor, Canada. She has authored numerous articles on women's writing, Gothic, Victorian, postcolonial and African-American literature, and is the editor of the award-winning study, Bram Stoker's Dracula: Sucking Through the Century, 1897-1997. She is currently working on a monograph on the Scottish Gothic literary tradition.



Klappentext

Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature examines the Gothic's engagement with the Jewish Question and British national identity over the course of a century. Beginning with an exploration of Jewish demonology from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, Davison interprets the changing significance of the transnational Wandering Jew in classic Gothic fiction who later migrates into Victorian realism. What emerges is the elucidation of an anti-Semitic "spectropoetics" that conveys how the specters of Jewish difference and Jewish assimilation haunt British literature.

Inhalt

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Nation and the Spectral Wandering Jew; The Contested Enlightenment, the Contested Castle; The Primal Scene: The Skeleton in Britain's Closet; Cabalistic Conspiracies and Crypto-Jews; The Rise of the Vampiric Wandering Jew: A Sinister German-English Co-Production; Britain, Vampire Empire: Fin-de-Siecle Fears and Bram Stoker's Dracula; Afterword: Pathological Projection and the Nazi Nightmare; Works Cited; Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature
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EAN: 9780333929513
ISBN: 978-0-333-92951-3
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 227
Gewicht: 455g
Größe: H19mm x B225mm x T145mm
Jahr: 2004
Auflage: 2004
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