Jewish Frontiers: Essays on Bodies, Histories, and Identities

Sampul Depan
Jewish history has generally been understood as the history of a people displaced from their homeland, and this has played a defining role in how we understand Jewish identity. In this series of interlinked essays, noted critic Sander L. Gilman suggests that we examine Jewish history from a different starting point. Instead of focusing on "diaspora", Gilman reimagines Jewish history as the story of people living on a "frontier"--A place where all peoples, including Jews, interacted to define themselves and those they encounter in reality or fantasy. Gilman looks at the representation of Jews and Jewishness in film, literature, and history. He addresses a wide range os questions, including: how has the Holocaust been represented in comic films, from Jakob the Liar to Life Is Beautiful? What do fantasies about the Jewish origin of smoking in Europe, debates about Jewish genetic disease, and literary representations from Proust and Kafka to Zadie Smith tell us about the imagination of Jewish identity? --
 

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The First Comic Film about the Shoah Jurek Becker and Cultural Opposition within the GDR
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Is Life Beautiful? Can the Shoah Be Funny? On the Frontier between Acceptable and Unacceptable Representations of the Holocaust in Some Newer ...
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Smoking Jews on the Frontier
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A French Frontier Prousts Nose
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A Dream of Jewishness on the Frontier Kafkas Tumor and A Country Doctor
129
Private Knowledge Jewish Illnesses and the Process of Identity Formation
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Were Not Jews Imagining Jewish History and Jewish Bodies in Contemporary Multicultural Literature
169
Notes
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Supplemental Readings
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Index
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Sander L. Gilman is a distinguished professor of the liberal arts and sciences and psychiatry at Emory University. He is the author or editor of over eighty books, including Seeing the Insane and Jewish Self-Hatred. A past president of the Modern Language Association, he was awarded Doctor of Laws at the University of Toronto, is an honorary professor of the Free University in Berlin, and is an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

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