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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Acadiensis : revue d'histoire de la region Atlantique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Actes d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica     Open Access  
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
African and Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Akroterion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Altorientalische Forschungen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 145)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Amsterdamer Beitrage zur alteren Germanistik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Amsterdamer Beitrage zur neueren Germanistik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Anais do Museu Paulista : História e Cultura Material     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annales UMCS, Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annali dell'Istituto e Museo di storia della scienza di Firenze     Hybrid Journal  
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Antike und Abendland     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Antiteses     Open Access  
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arabica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access  
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 191)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aschkenas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ateliê de História UEPG     Open Access  
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 4)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biodiversity and Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 113)
Boom : A Journal of California     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Britain and the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
British Mycological Society Symposia Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de la Sabix     Open Access  
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cabo     Full-text available via subscription  
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers des études anciennes     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cahiers du Centre de recherches historiques     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian-American Slavic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access  
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Church History and Religious Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Cleveland Studies in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
CLIO : Revista de Pesquisa Histórica     Open Access  
Clio y Asociados     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cliodynamics     Open Access  
Collections électroniques de l'INHA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Colonial Latin American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Comparative Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Comptabilités     Open Access  
Concorso. Arti e lettere     Open Access  
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conserveries mémorielles     Open Access  
Contemporaneity : Historical Presence in Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Arab Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Convivium     Full-text available via subscription  
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Historical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cromohs : Cyber Review of Modern Historiography     Open Access  
Crossing Borders : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de Historia de la Salud Publica     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cuadernos de Historia Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cuicuilco     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cultura Histórica & Patrimônio     Open Access  
Cultural and Social History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access  
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cultures & conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Czech-Polish Historical and Pedagogical Journal     Open Access  
Dapim : Studies on the Holocaust     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Das Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
De Arte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)

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Journal Cover American Jewish History
  [SJR: 0.101]   [H-I: 6]   [15 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0164-0178 - ISSN (Online) 1086-3141
   Published by Johns Hopkins University Press Homepage  [23 journals]
  • Editor’s introduction
    • Abstract: Five years ago, I began my work as editor of this journal, a responsibility I was honored to assume. Over the course of those years, I watched many articles develop from rough drafts into fine contributions to our field. I am grateful to each person who generously shared his or her time and expertise to review submissions when I contacted them. That generosity, drawn from a commitment to maintaining a high standard of intellectual excellence in our field, has kept this journal at the forefront of American Jewish history. Our review process gives our journal the authority of its title. It has been an exciting and creative half decade. I was pleased to introduce a new feature that highlights an item ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction: “What’s New in American Jewish Literary
           History?”
    • Abstract: Despite the disciplinary limits implied by its title, American Jewish History has throughout its long life occasionally published important studies of literature (whether defined broadly as written matter, or narrowly as belles lettres).1 And why not? It probably seemed much more natural that literary scholars and historians should be reading one another’s work in this journal’s first decades, when the History & Literature concentration at Harvard was being founded and when philologists dominated the field of literary studies, than it does today, when the terminology and syntactical eccentricities imported from French philosophy into American literary studies since the 1970s make many historians feel, quite ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “A Grave Experiment”: Emma Wolf’s Marriage Plots and the
           Deghettoization of American Jewish Fiction
    • Abstract: Most scholars of American literary history are familiar with William Dean Howells’s championing of ghetto fiction, especially the work of immigrant writer Abraham Cahan, for the way such writing exemplified the aesthetic principles of realism. For Howells, writers of “the Hebraic school” such as Cahan displayed an “instinct for reality,” and the streets of New York provided them with raw material that lent itself well to being rendered in gritty detail.1 The fiction of ghetto writers succeeds because they “persuade us that they have told the truth,” explained Howells.2 Yet scholars have paid considerably less attention to realist Jewish American writers whose work is set outside the ghetto. This essay ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • ‘Strange Rendering:’ Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Yiddish and the Staging of
           Race at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
    • Abstract: While the scholarly literature on Black-Jewish relations continues to expand, its archive has remained remarkably unchanged. Although recent explorations of representations of African Americans in American Yiddish literature and American Hebrew literature have newly revealed the ways in which immigrants in the early twentieth century engaged critically and creatively with race in the United States across languages, much work remains to be done.2 Curiously, while many scholars mention in passing the translations of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin into Yiddish, very few have elaborated further on the consumption of this iconographic national text among Yiddish readers.3 There is even further silence ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Roth in the Archives: ‘Eli, the Fanatic’ and the Nitra Yeshiva
           Controversy of 1948
    • Abstract: To take what there is, and use it… to dig deep into the actual and get something out of that ... A special fascination has hovered around Philip Roth’s short story “Eli, the Fanatic” since it appeared in Commentary magazine in 1958. An account of a lawyer who descends into madness while working to reconcile a group of Holocaust survivors with their Americanized Jewish neighbors, Roth’s text has been celebrated for its shrewd social commentary and parable-like density (one critic has called it a “medieval morality play”).1 Scholars have focused on multiple aspects of the text—its insights into the psychic fallout of assimilation, its use of the doppelganger motif, its running parody of psychoanalysis, and ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From the Archives: A Scholarly and Literary Symposium
    • Abstract: Augustin-Amant-Constant-Fidèle Eduoart’s “Full-length silhouette group portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tobias with a dog,” 8 1/4 inches × 10 inches, is in the collection at the American Jewish Historical Society Archives in New York. See http://access.cjh.org/1244403#1 ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ekphrasis at the Historical Society
    • Abstract: “A black object absorbs all the colors of the visible spectrum and reflects none of them to the eyes.” Negative space is where clues are buried: mouths and faces. Gender is apparent. Gender is deceiving. None of my people had fingers so dainty. None of our animals did tricks. We’ve been here in weird ways since the beginning. The one you most want to make love to is the chair. People pose from a deep well of hope. What she is holding. What we are looking at. What we would have if an iPhone had been available. What we wouldn’t. Culture is apparent: a coiffed dog, a chair, a bonnet, tails. ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fido Judaeus
    • Abstract: The coiffed and dainty dog at the center of this tableau is a breed apart from the spaniels and hounds that appear in a handful of paintings of early American Jews.1 Those dogs connote vigor and virtue in formal portraits intended for display; the presence of this dog—standing upon a chair at the center of the silhouette between her two doting owners—bespeaks a playful domestic intimacy we rarely see in visual depictions of Jews from the antebellum period. A skilled artist could produce a cutout within minutes—how long could even the best behaved pet resist the proffered treat?—allowing silhouettists to capture informal scenes of this kind. This was one of at least two images of the Tobias family produced ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Group Portrait 1244403
    • Abstract: The archival body has a complicated history with numbers. Numbers themselves are a kind of archive. History is a kind of body. Bodiless, memory archives architected time. Early on, maybe, a robin. Later, perhaps, a rabbit. Out of order, she fell in love with a boy some twenty years too early or late. “I’ll howl like a wolf, you howl like a coyote,” the boy said, “so we can find each other in the thick woods.” Despite all appearances to the contrary, the archive has few rules. Presence stands in for absence. Darkness stands in for light. Shape stands in for body. Posture stands in for erudition, assimilation; dog stands in for leisure, morsel for delight. A silhouette is the shadow’s revenge. Upon individual ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In Youngstown
    • Abstract: Everyone understood the Tobiases: Charles Tobias preferred the dog, Essie, to his wife. The Tobiases themselves seemed to understand that they were perceived this way, and even to encourage it. They would draw visitors’ attention to the silhouette, which was hanging in a place of honor, near the fireplace, and before which Essie lolled “like a pasha, just like a pasha,” Charles said, stooping down to tickle her under the neck. How long was he planning to stay like that? His wife smiled at the guests, who busied themselves looking at the image. It wasn’t very flattering to the wife’s figure, which hadn’t improved since then, either. “A remarkable frame,” the guests often said. Mrs. Tobias sometimes ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Of Dogs, Vacations, and Jews
    • Abstract: In the era immediately preceding photography, silhouettes were all the rage: They were cheap, quick, and, at their best, they captured the essence of an individual. One of the greatest silhouette makers was Augustin Edouart, who, unlike inferior talents, could cut a likeness freehand in a few seconds, without the crutch of machines, shadows, or paint.1 Having made more than six thousand likenesses in England and Scotland, Edouart came to the United States in the late 1830s and became a favorite at vacation spots like Saratoga Springs, New York.2 It was in Saratoga Springs that he created the charming silhouette of two New Orleans Jews, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tobias, and their dog on August 26, 1844.3 Folk ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Untitled
    • Abstract: What you see is an artwork: black paper perhaps glued to off-white paper—or maybe it’s all just ink?—with the artist’s signature and some writing, some of which reads, “Mrs. Chas. Tobias Saratoga 26 Aug 1844.” The artist’s signature begins with “Aug” too—so maybe a month made this thing? Or a guy named Augustin/a gal named Augustine? I won’t describe any more. See for yourself. At least you have a page. I’ve been working off a screen, a PDF. What you might not see, however—what no one else I’d forwarded the image around to has seen—seems obvious to me: It’s a visual representation of the Jewish Question—it’s that question, or an approximate interrogatory, turned into a child(ish) riddle. ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tobias and Their Headless Dog, Sergeant (Saratoga
           Springs, N.Y. 1844)
    • Abstract: I’ve been asked to share my recollections of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tobias and their headless dog, Sergeant. I should say I knew the dog better than I knew either Mr. Tobias or his wife. I came to collect the Tobiases’ milk bottles on Fridays, and my horses always excited Sergeant into a fit of barking. When he barked like that, his head sometimes fell right off. Mrs. Tobias didn’t see the humor in it. A poodle is ugly enough with his head on, I suppose, and Mrs. Tobias was always very vain. Judging from the portrait, you might think Mr. Tobias was the more vain. I personally never knew Charles Tobias to be a dandy like that, puffing out his chest and sticking his pinky in the air the way ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination by Sarah
           Phillips Casteel (review)
    • Abstract: Sarah Phillips Casteel’s marvelous new tome Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination explores the literary representations of Jewishness in postwar Caribbean literature. Casteel’s work differs from most previous explorations of Jewish-Black relations in literature and history by shifting the discussion southward to the Caribbean. In doing so, Casteel foregrounds the overlap between Jewish and Black diasporic histories. Previous scholars’ focus on the United States, she argues, has skewed the way we understand Jewish-Black relations. Whereas discussion of Blacks and Jews in the United States tend to be a competitive “interaction of different collective memories…[that] takes the form of a ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Embracing a Western Identity: Jewish Oregonians, 1849–1950 by Ellen
           Eisenberg (review)
    • Abstract: To the growing scholarly literature on American Jewish regionalism, enter Ellen Eisenberg’s monograph on Jewish Oregonians. Her work speaks directly to differences in the experiences of American Jews who settled outside the East Coast’s large urban areas. “Many remain convinced that Jewish authenticity resides only in the East, and that to put Jewish and Oregonian in the same phrase is somehow oxymoronic. Yet Jewish Oregonians and Jewish westerners have long embraced both parts of their identities and see them as compatible,” the author contends (9–10). Analysis of the complex interplay between regional and ethnic identity unfolds in six chapters. Eisenberg begins with Oregon’s first Jewish ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ben Shahn’s New Deal Murals: Jewish Identity in the American Scene
           by Diana L. Linden (review)
    • Abstract: One does not typically think of U.S. government funding as being a major or direct source of support for significant works of American Jewish art and culture, especially before the establishment of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1965. Among its other virtues, Diana Linden’s Ben Shahn’s New Deal Murals is a reminder of how a government agency’s support could result in enduring works of art that deal squarely with Jewish and American issues, respecting both categories while synthesizing them. Linden’s study focuses on the murals that Shahn designed between 1936 and 1939 for The Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture, which commissioned major works of art under the New Deal. The first ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso by Beth
           Abelson Macleod (review)
    • Abstract: We remember late nineteenth-century virtuoso performers Anton Rubenstein and Ignace Paderewski, but women who were hailed as brilliant instrumentalists during the same era are forgotten. Why? Long-time Central Michigan University arts and music librarian Beth Abelson Macleod immediately draws us in with this accessible, slim biography of Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, the performer acclaimed as the “Sarah Bernhardt of the piano”(108). The author’s previous work, Women Performing Music (2000), shone light on female musicians and included an excellent chapter on Bloomfield-Zeisler. Macleod has supplemented her earlier biographical sketch by appealing to musicologists and historians with materials that elaborate on ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?”: Women and Jewish American
           Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs by Tahneer Oksman (review)
    • Abstract: In the last two decades, the graphic narrative form has taken a central place in the American literary landscape. At the same time, graphic novels and memoirs by Jewish authors and with Jewish themes have also proliferated. Perhaps this is unsurprising, as the history of comics has been inextricably tied to the Jewish experience in America, from the wartime superheroes of Siegel, Shuster, and Eisner to MAD Magazine’s transgressive comedic sensibility. Since Art Spiegelman won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Maus, his graphic memoir about his father’s Holocaust experience, the graphic narrative form has also been particularly associated with Jewish history and culture. Likewise, scholarship on the ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Jewish Peoplehood: An American Innovation by Noam Pianko (review)
    • Abstract: The sixth entry in the Rutgers University Press series Key Words in Jewish Studies, Jewish Peoplehood by Noam Pianko challenges readers with a provocative and startling idea. The concept “peoplehood,” a word which courses through contemporary American Jewish discourse, has a history of less than a century and owes its coinage to the experience of Jews in the United States. The term, malleable, concise, and essentially secular, asserts that what holds Jews together, past, present, and future, involves a sense of belonging to a single people. Despite vast variations in religious expression, class, ideology, and geography, Jews invoke peoplehood to assert that they consider themselves bound to each other ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Pillar of Fire: A Biography of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise by A. James Rudin
           (review)
    • Abstract: In an era of widespread anti-Semitism, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise pushed Jewish involvement in U.S. politics, campaigns for social justice and civil rights, and the American Zionist movement. Controversies followed virtually every step of his career. His ambition and ego only magnified them. The Holocaust has passed the stamp of controversy on to us. In this full biography, A. James Rudin portrays Wise’s early career well. Wise battled for and won a “free pulpit” (rabbinical independence and eventually financial freedom) at congregations in Portland and New York City, ending up at his longtime home, New York’s Free Synagogue. Wise opened the way for recent non-Orthodox Eastern European immigrants to ... Read More
      Keywords: American fiction; Wolf, Emma,; Stowe, Harriet Beecher,; Theater, Yiddish; Roth, Philip; Caribbean literature (English); Jews; Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie,; Graphic novels; Wise, Stephen S.
      PubDate: 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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