9780230602519

British Romanticism and the Jews History, Culture, Literature

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230602519

  • ISBN10:

    0230602517

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

The essays in this volume demonstrate how the texts produced by the Jewish Enlightenment provided a significant resource for Romantic intellectual revisionism, in much the same way that British Romanticism provided the cultural basis through which the British-Jewish community was able to negotiate between competing obligations to ethnicity and nationalism.

Author Biography

Sheila A. Spector has devoted her professional career to studying the intersection between the Jewish and British cultures, primarily in the Romantic Period. She has published "Glorious incomprehensible": The Development of Blake's Kabbalistic Language.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Cultural Contexts
Great Britain or Judea Nova? National Identity, Property, and the Jewish Naturalization Controversy of 1753
Abraham Goldsmid: Money Magician in the Popular Press
Halakhic Romanticism: Wordsworth, the Rabbis, and Torah
“What Are Those Golden Builders Doing?”: Mendelssohn, Blake, and the (Un)Building of Jerusalem
British Romantics and the Haskalah
“For Luz is a Good Joke”: Thomas Lovell Beddoes and Jewish Eschatology
Scott’s Hebraic Historicism
Maria Edgeworth’s Harrington: The Price of Sympathetic Representation
Imagining “the jew”: Dickens’ Romantic Heritage
Jewish Writers and British Romanticism
British-Jewish Writing of the Romantic Era and the Problem of Modernity: The Example of David Levi
Not for “Antiquaries,” But for “Philosophers”: Isaac D’Israeli’s Talmudic Critique and His Talmudical Way with Literature
Hyman Hurwitz’s Hebrew Tales (1826): Redeeming the Talmudic Garden
Grace Aguilar: Rewriting Scott Rewriting History
Alroy as Disraeli’s “Ideal Ambition”
Harold’s Complaint, or Assimilation in Full Bloom
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