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Preface, Sheila A. Spector; Introduction: The Convergence of Romanticism and Judaica, Sheila A. Spector; Part 1 Nationalism and Diasporeanism; Chapter 1 Enactments of Exile and Diaspora in English Romantic Literature, Stuart Peterfreund; Chapter 2 Byron's Hebrew Melodies and the Musical Nation, Toby R. Benis; Chapter 3 Mourning, Translation, Pastoral: Hyman Hurwitz and Literary Authority, Karen Weisman; Part 2 Religion and Anti-Semitism; Chapter 4 Solomon Maimon and Immanuel Kant: The Question of Anti-Semitism, Stanley J. Spector; Chapter 5 England's Jewish Renaissance: Maria Polack's Fiction Without Romance (1830) in Context, Heidi Kaufman; Chapter 6 Grace Aguilar's Victorian Romanticism: Records of Israel (1844), Judith W. Page; Part 3 Individualism and Assimilationism; Chapter 7 The Jew on the Romantic Stage, Frederick Burwick; Chapter 8 A Performance of Difference: The Public Image of Daniel Mendoza, Mark L. Schoenfield; Chapter 9 Samuel David Luzzatto's Judaization of Rousseau, Sheila A. Spector; Part 4 Criticism and Reflection; Chapter 10 Rethinking Margin and Center in Anglo-Jewish Literature, Michael Scrivener; Chapter 11 “Shadowy Presences”: Harold Fisch's Criticism and a Jewish Reading of Romanticism, Lloyd Davies; Chapter 12 Jewish Critics of Romanticism: Formal Predispositions, Jeffrey C. Robinson;

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Sheila A. Spector is an independent scholar who has devoted her career to exploring the intersection between Romanticism and Judaica. Sheila A. Spector, Stuart Peterfreund, Toby R. Benis, Karen Weisman, Stanley J. Spector, Heidi Kaufman, Judith W. Page, Frederick Burwick, Mark L. Schoenfield, Michael Scrivener, Lloyd Davies, Jeffrey C. Robinson.


'This informative collection usefully provides a more complex and multi-faceted approach to the way that Jewishness is creatively represented and critically examined, both within and beyond the contours of Jewish community... the quality of the essays in the volume is consistently high and there is much to learn about the history and literature that they study.' BARS Bulletin 'The recovery of Jewish biblical interpretation may be one of this volume’s most understated treasures. Notably, English Jews are more likely to read the bible in the vernacular than continental Jews. Romanticism/Judaica, published in the same year as the 400th anniversary of the Authorized ’King James’ Version of the Bible, contributes to a current discussion of the ways unique religious communities interpreted the Bible in different eras and offers numerous examples of how the Jewish scriptures provided a common point of reference in Romantic literature.' Wordsworth Circle 'This volume will interest academic libraries with scholars with a special interest in British Romanticism and the possible intersections with Jewish issues.' Association of Jewish Libraries 'I congratulate all the authors for the high quality of research and criticism throughout this volume, and especially Sheila Spector for her diligence and devotion in bringing forward this important scholarship. Along with her other collections of essays on this subject... Romanticism/Judaica emphatically establishes the convergence of Romantic period literature with modern Jewish culture and identity as a significant area of research, not merely for those interested in Jewish history but for those interested in English Romanticism.' European Romantic Review

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