Jewish Frontiers: Essays on Bodies, Histories, and Identities / Edition 1

Jewish Frontiers: Essays on Bodies, Histories, and Identities / Edition 1

by S. Gilman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403965609

ISBN-13: 9781403965608

Pub. Date: 07/10/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

In this collection of new essays, Sander Gilman muses on Jewish memory and representation throughout the twentieth-century. Bringing together the worlds of literature, medicine, and popular culture in his characteristic ways, Gilman looks at new, post-diasporic ways of understanding the limits of Jewish identity. Topics include the development of the genre of

Overview

In this collection of new essays, Sander Gilman muses on Jewish memory and representation throughout the twentieth-century. Bringing together the worlds of literature, medicine, and popular culture in his characteristic ways, Gilman looks at new, post-diasporic ways of understanding the limits of Jewish identity. Topics include the development of the genre of Holocaust comedy, the imagination of the relationship of the body, disease, and identity, and the place of Jews in today's multicultural society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403965608
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
07/10/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Frontier as a Model for Jewish History REPRESENTING THE SHOAH The First Comic Film about the Shoah: Jurek Becker and Cultural Opposition within the GDR Is Life Beautiful? Can the Shoah Be Funny?: On the Boundary Between Acceptable and Unacceptable Representation of the Holocaust DISEASES AND BOUNDARIES A Dream of Jewishness on the Frontier: Kafka's Tumor and 'The Country Doctor' Private Knowledge: Jewish Illnesses and the Process of Identity Formation A French Frontier: Proust's Nose JEWISH BODIES AND HISTORY TODAY 'We're not Jews': Imagining Jewish History and Jewish Bodies in Contemporary Multicultural Literature

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