Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2015

456 Pages | 9 b&w

9.61 x 6.69 inches

ISBN: 9780748646159

Bookseller Code (06)

The Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction

Edited by David Brauner and Axel Staehler

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Companions to Literature

  • Highlights the rich diversity of the field and identifies its key themes, including immigration, the Diaspora, the Holocaust, Judaism, assimilation, antisemitism and Zionism
  • Analyses the main trends in Anglophone Jewish fiction and situates them in historical context
  • Discusses the place of Anglophone Jewish fiction in relation to critical debates concerning transatlanticism and transnationalism; ethnicity and identity politics; postcolonial studies, feminist studies and Jewish Studies
  • With a preface by Mark Shechner, the volume's contributors include Vicki Aarons (Trinity University, Texas), Debra Shostak (Wooster College, Ohio), Ira Nadel (University of British Columbia), Efraim Sicher (Ben-Gurion University), Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University), Sue Vice (University of Sheffield), Lori Harrison-Kahan (Boston College), Ruth Gilbert (University of Winchester), Beate Neumeier (University of Cologne) and Sandra Singer (University of Guelph)