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Title New directions in Jewish American and Holocaust literatures : reading and teaching / edited by Victoria Aarons and Holli Levitsky.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2019]

Series SUNY series in contemporary Jewish literature and culture.
SUNY series in contemporary Jewish literature and culture.
Subject American literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature.
Alt Name Aarons, Victoria,
Levitsky, Holli,
Description ix, 348 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary "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 further 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Black milk: a Holocaust metaphor / Eric J. Sundquist -- The American Voices of hidden child survivors: coming of age out of time and place / Phyllis Lassner -- Reimagining history: Joe Kupert's graphic novel Yossel: April 19, 1943 / Victoria Aarons -- Alternate Jewish history: Philip Roth's The Plot Against America and Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union / Andrew M. Gordon -- Reading the shema: Jewish literature as world literature / Naomi B. Sokoloff -- The "Story without an ending": art, midrash, and history in Dara Horn's The World to Come / Sandor Goodhart -- Midrash and social justice / Sol Neely -- The midrashic legacy / Monica Osborne -- Anne Frank, figuration, and the ethical imperative / Aimee Pozorski -- Nathan Englander's "Anne Frank" and the future of Jewish America / Hilene Flanzbaum -- Narrating the past in a different language: teaching the Holocaust through third generation fiction / Jessica Lang -- A complicated curriculum: teaching Holocaust Empathy and distance to non-traditional students / Jeffrey Demsky and N. Ann Rider -- Teaching Jewish American literature in a Spanish context / Gustavo Sánchez Canales -- Teaching William Styron's Sophie's Choice: understanding the Holocaust / Zygmunt Mazur -- "A novel that dare not speak its name": biography and the Jewish-American writer / Judie Newman.
ISBN 9781438473192 hardcover alkaline paper
1438473192 hardcover alkaline paper
9781438473208 electronic book
OCLC # 1044769696

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