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Amy Levy

Critical Essays

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Description

Amy Levy has risen to prominence in recent years as one of the most innovative and perplexing writers of her generation. Embraced by feminist scholars for her radical experimentation with queer poetic voice and her witty journalistic pieces on female independence, she remains controversial for her representations of London Jewry that draw unmistakably on contemporary antisemitic discourse. Amy Levy: Critical Essays brings together scholars working in the fields of Victorian cultural history, women's poetry and fiction, and the history of Anglo-Jewry. The essays trace the social, intellectual, and political contexts of Levy's writing and its contemporary reception. Working from close analyses of Levy's texts, the collection aims to rethink her engagement with Jewish identity, to consider her literary and political identifications, to assess her representations of modern consumer society and popular culture, and to place her life and work within late-Victorian cultural debate. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students offering both a comprehensive literature review of scholarship-to-date and a range of new critical perspectives.

Author Biography

Naomi Hetherington teaches nineteenth- and twentiethcentury literature at Birkbeck College, University of London. Nadia Valman is a senior lecturer in English at Queen Mary, University of London.
Release date Australia
May 11th, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Nadia Valman Edited by Naomi Hetherington
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Ohio University Press
Pages
288
Dimensions
157x231x23
ISBN-13
9780821419052
Product ID
4182834

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