Civil Antisemitism, Modernism, and British Culture, 1902-1939 by Lara TrubowitzCivil Antisemitism, Modernism, and British Culture, 1902-1939 by Lara Trubowitz

Civil Antisemitism, Modernism, and British Culture, 1902-1939

byLara Trubowitz

Hardcover | April 27, 2012

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 This book sheds new light on 'civil antisemitism' in twentieth-century Britain, a crucial and critically neglected strand of anti-Jewish rhetoric shaped by longstanding traditions of etiquette and civility. Focusing on the years prior to World War II, Trubowitz shows how civil antisemitism was essential both to the dissemination of proto-fascist political and literary discourses, and to structural and stylistic practices within literary modernism.

Lara Trubowitz is the co-editor of Antisemitism and Philosemitism in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Representing Jews, Jewishness, and Modern Culture and co-editor and co-translator of Contemporary Italian Women Poets: A Bilingual Anthology. Her work on British and American modernism and Jewish Studies has appeared in such ...
Title:Civil Antisemitism, Modernism, and British Culture, 1902-1939Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pagesPublished:April 27, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230391664

ISBN - 13:9780230391666


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments * Introduction: Conspiring to Be Civil: Jews, Antisemitism, and British Civility, 1881 -1939 * Acting Like an Alien: The Rhetoricized Jew in British Immigration Law, 1902 - 1914 * Philosemitic Fascists and the Conspiracy Novel * In Search of 'the Jew' in Djuna Barnes's Nightwood * Interlude I: From Courtesy to Etiquette to the 'Uncivil' Jew * Concealing Leonard's Nose: Virginia Woolf, Antisemitism, and 'The Duchess and the Jeweller' * Interlude II: Civil Antisemitism and the Jewish Refugee Crisis of the 1930s * Wyndham Lewis: Jewish Antisemites and Tolerant Britons in the Era of the Jewish Refugee * Conclusion: Conspiring to Be Civil in the Contemporary Moment: The English Defence League

Editorial Reviews

"[Civil Antisemitism, Modernism, and British Culture, 1902-1939] contains some crucial insights into our study of antisemitism and modernism. Civil Antisemitism moves us away from the discussion of Jewish stereotype to a method that reveals a hidden and complicated rhetoric regarding Jews, and it opens up a new realm of investigation for those interested in Woolf and Jews. It is a worthy book because its methodology serves as a model for further investigations into the impact of Jews and Jewishness on Woolf and her modernist contemporaries." - Woolf Studies Annual