New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures: Reading and Teaching

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New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures: Reading and Teaching

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What does it mean to read, and to teach, Jewish American and Holocaust literatures in the early decades of the twenty-first century? New directions and new forms of expression have emerged, both in the invention of narratives and in the methodologies and discursive approaches taken toward these texts. The premise of this book is that despite moving farther away in time, the Holocaust continues to shape and inform contemporary Jewish American writing. Divided into analytical and pedagogical sections, the chapters present a range of possibilities for thinking about these literatures. Contributors address such genres as biography, the graphic novel, alternate history, midrash, poetry, and third-generation and hidden-child Holocaust narratives. Both canonical and contemporary authors are covered, including Michael Chabon, Nathan Englander, Anne Frank, Dara Horn, Joe Kupert, Philip Roth, and William Styron.

ISBN

9781438473192

Publication Date

2019

Publisher

State University of New York Press

City

Albany

Keywords

teaching, Jewish, American, Holocaust, Holocaust literature, Joe Kubert, Philip Roth, The Plot Against America, Michael Chabon, Yiddish Policemen's Union, Shema, Dara Horn, The World to Come, Midrash, Anne Frank, Nathan Englander, third-generation fiction, William Styron, Sophie's Choice, Saul Bellow

Disciplines

American Studies | Arts and Humanities | Jewish Studies

New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures: Reading and Teaching

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