Womens Poetry and Religion in Victorian England: Jewish Identity and Christian Culture by Cynthia ScheinbergWomens Poetry and Religion in Victorian England: Jewish Identity and Christian Culture by Cynthia Scheinberg

Womens Poetry and Religion in Victorian England: Jewish Identity and Christian Culture

byCynthia Scheinberg

Paperback | January 18, 2009

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Victorian women poets lived in a time when religion was a vital aspect of their identities. Cynthia Scheinberg examines Anglo-Jewish (Grace Aguilar and Amy Levy) and Christian (Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti) women poets, and argues that there are important connections between the discourses of nineteenth-century poetry, gender and religious identity. Broadly interdisciplinary, the book's methodology relates to studies in poetics, religious studies, feminist literary criticism, and little-known Anglo-Jewish primary sources.
Title:Womens Poetry and Religion in Victorian England: Jewish Identity and Christian CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:January 18, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521099838

ISBN - 13:9780521099837

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. 'Sweet singers of Israel': gendered and Jewish otherness in Victorian poetics; 3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the 'Hebraic monster';4. Christina Rossetti and the Hebraic goblins of the Jewish scriptures; 5. 'Judaism rightly reverenced': Grace Aguilar's theological poetics; 6. Amy Levy and the accents of minor(ity) poetry; Notes.

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"What Scheinberg offers in this committed feminist study is an admixture of exegesis, interpretation, and literary criticism... Scheinberg illustrates and exemplifies in detailed fashion the creativity and complexity of the four poets' theology and poetry." Nineteenth Century Studies