''Gypsies'' in European Literature and Culture


This book traces representations of “Gypsies” that have become prevalent in the European imagination and culture and influenced the perceptions of Roma in Eastern and Western European societies.

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This book traces representations of “Gypsies” that have become prevalent in the European imagination and culture and influenced the perceptions of Roma in Eastern and Western European societies.

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Valentina Glajar is Associate Professor of German at Texas State University, San Marcos. Domnica Radulescu is Professor of French and Italian and Chair of the Women’s Studies Program at Washington and Lee University.

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Table of Contents

Roma in Europe: Gypsy Myth and Romani Reality—New Evidence for Romani History—Ronald Lee
• Introduction—Valentina Glajar
• Bohemian Philosophers: Nature, Nationalism and “Gypsies” in Nineteenth-Century European Literature—Philip Landon
• The Story of Love, Human Conditions, and the Gypsy Lifestyle in Józef Ignacy Kraszewski’s Chata za Wsia [The Cottage beyond the Village]—Agnieszka Nance
• Vsevolod Garshin's “The Bears”: Gypsies and Russian Imperial Boundaries—Marilyn Smith * “Gypsies” and Property in British Literature: Orlando and Wuthering Heights—Abby Bardi
Guilt, Trauma, and Revenge: The Romani Holocaust in Stefan Kanfer’s The Eighth Sin—Valentina Glajar
• Unveiling the Origin of the Romani Holocaust: The Anarchist Tradition in Winter Time by Walter Winter—Ferdâ Asya
• The Deportation to Transdniester and the Exoticization of the Roma in Zaharia Stancu’s Novel The Gypsy Tribe—Lucia Cherciu
• The ‘Gypsy’ Stereotype and the Sexualization of Romani Women—Ian Hancock
• Performing the Female Gypsy – Commedia dell’arte’s “Tricks” for Finding Freedom—Domnica Radulescu
• Theater of the Underworld: Spectacle and Subculture in Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris—Aimee Kilbaine
• Welcome Pictures, Unwanted Bodies: Gypsy Representations in New Europe’s Cinema—Dina Iordanova

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