The Jewess in Nineteenth Century British Literary Culture
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Jewess in Nineteenth Century British Literary Culture by Nadia Valman
Book DescriptionStories about Jewesses proliferated in nineteenth-century Britain as debates about the place of the Jews in the nation raged. While previous scholarship has explored the prevalence of antisemitic stereotypes in this period, Nadia Valman argues that the figure of the Jewess - virtuous, appealing and sacrificial - reveals how hostility towards Jews was accompanied by pity, identification and desire. Reading a range of texts from popular romance to the realist novel, she investigates how the complex figure of the Jewess brought the instabilities of nineteenth-century religious, racial and national identity into uniquely sharp focus. Tracing the narrative of the Jewess from its beginnings in Romantic and Evangelical literature, and reading canonical writers including Walter Scott, George Eliot and Anthony Trollope alongside more minor figures such as Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, Grace Aguilar and Amy Levy, Valman demonstrates the remarkable persistence of this narrative and its myriad transformations across the century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521863063
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nadia Valman
Jewess in Nineteenth-century British Literary Culture, Paperback (March 2010)
The representation of the Jewess brought the instabilities of nineteenth-century religious, racial and national identity into uniquely sharp focus.
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The turbulent period from the Boer War to the introduction of the Aliens Act was marked by contradictory imaginings of 'the Jew' - pauper/capitalist, separatist/imposter, ideal colonizer/undesirable immigrant, familiar/alien. This new collection considers the wider colonial context in which these ambivalent attitudes to Jews were produced.
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Author Biography - Nadia Valman
Nadia Valman is Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton.
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