Masculinity, Anti-Semitism and Early Modern English Literature: From the Satanic to the Effeminate Jew

Masculinity, Anti-Semitism and Early Modern English Literature: From the Satanic to the Effeminate Jew

by Matthew Biberman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351919364
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Series: Women and Gender in the Early Modern World
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Currently an Associate Professor of English at the University of Louisville, USA. Matthew Biberman holds a 1998 doctorate in English Literature from Duke University in Durham, USA and has published scholarly essays on Milton, Wordsworth and others.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; 'His stones, his daughter and his ducats': the Jew-devil, the Jew-sissy and the theo-sexual matrix; 'Madam Rabbi': representations of Jewish women in English renaissance drama; 'By thee adulterous lust was driv'n from men': Donne, Milton and the rise of the Jew-sissy; 'She proving false, the next I took to wife': divorce law and violence in Jonson, Cary and Milton; 'He is imitating nobody, and he is inimitable': T.S. Eliot and the antisemitic aesthetics of the Milton controversy; 'When King Laugh come he make them all dance': the gothic reconstitutions of the Jew-devil; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Works cited; Index.

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