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Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature - Carol Margaret Davison

Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature

Hardcover Published: 30th June 2004
ISBN: 9780333929513
Number Of Pages: 227

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"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.

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introduction: The Nation and the Spectral Wandering Jewp. 1
The Contested Enlightenment, the Contested Castlep. 15
The Primal Scene: The Skeleton in Britain's Closetp. 34
Cabalistic Conspiracies and the Crypto-Jewp. 55
The Rise of the Vampiric Wandering Jew: A Sinister German-English Co-Productionp. 87
Britain, Vampire Empire: Fin-de-Siecle Fears and Bram Stoker's Draculap. 120
Afterword: Pathological Projection and the Nazi Nightmarep. 158
Notesp. 166
Works Citedp. 200
Indexp. 218
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ISBN: 9780333929513
ISBN-10: 0333929519
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: 30th June 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1