Women's Poetry and Religion in Victorian England : Jewish Identity and Christian Culture.

By: Scheinberg, CynthiaContributor(s): Beer, GillianSeries: Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and CulturePublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002Copyright date: ©2002Description: 1 online resource (292 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781139147835Subject(s): Religious poetry, English--History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women's Poetry and Religion in Victorian England : Jewish Identity and Christian CultureDDC classification: 821.8099287 LOC classification: PR508.R4 S34 2002Online resources: Click to View
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Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 1 Introduction -- BEHOLD HOW WE PREACH": WOMEN'S RELIGIOUS POETRY AND CONTRADICTIONS OF LITERARY HISTORY -- FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM AND THE RELIGION ''PROBLEM'': CHRISTINA ROSSETTI AS TEST-CASE -- RELIGION AS A "MARK OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCE": NEW QUESTIONS FOR WOMEN'S POETRY -- CONQUERORS AND EXILES: JEWISH DIFFERENCE IN THE "CONTACT ZONE" OF VICTORIAN POETICS -- CHAPTER 2 "Sweet singers of Israel": gendered and Jewish otherness in Victorian poetics -- INSUFFICIENT AND PARTIAL": JEWISH PROPHETS, WOMEN POETS, AND THE TYPOLOGICAL PARADIGM -- TOSSED TO AND FRO": GENDERED CROSSINGS IN PROPHETIC/POETIC IDENTITY -- RECONFIGURING THE HEART: POETRY AS THEOLOGY -- THE SWEET SINGERS OF ISRAEL: JEWISHNESS IN VICTORIAN POETICS -- CHAPTER 3 Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the "Hebraic monster" -- HEBREW ROOTS ENOUGH…TO FRIGHTEN": THE DOUBLE EDGE OF HEBRAIC KNOWLEDGE -- BARRETT BROWNING'S HEBRAIC DISPLAY: THE AUTHORITY OF HEBREW LANGUAGE -- KISSING MOSES/KISSING CHRIST: THE JUDAIZING OF THE VIRGIN MARY -- MARRYING OFF MIRIAM: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION IN AURORA LEIGH -- CHAPTER 4 Christina Rossetti and the Hebraic goblins of the Jewish Scriptures -- A LINE DRAWN SOMEWHERE": ROSSETTI AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF DIFFERENCE -- MAGNIFY MINE OFFICE": JEWISHNESS AND FEMALENESS IN SEEK AND FIND -- AS A TALE ENDS THAT IS TOLD": ROSSETTI'S DIALOGUE WITH HEBREW PROPHECY -- GOBLIN MARKET: ROSSETTI'S REWRITING OF HEBREW PROPHECY -- IF I MIGHT TAKE MY LIFE SO IN MY HAND": "MONNA INNOMINATA" AND THE HEROIC JEWISH WOMAN -- CHAPTER 5 "Judaism rightly reverenced": Grace Aguilar's theological poetics -- INTRODUCTION: FROM ''PECULIAR'' TO ''ELOQUENT'': POETRY AS THEOLOGICAL STRATEGY -- BACKGROUNDS: BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL.
REORGANIZING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE: AGUILAR'S ALLIANCE WITH ROMANTICISM -- AGUILAR AND ROMANTIC POETIC MODELS -- THE POLITICS AND POETICS OF ANGLO-JEWISH DEVOTIONAL LYRIC -- THE HIGH-SOUNDING RELIGION OF FLOWING VERSE": AGUILAR AND THE POETRY OF BIBLICAL WOMEN -- MY COUNTRY! OH MY COUNTRY!": EXPLORING THE LIMITS OF ANGLO-JEWISH PROPHECY -- CHAPTER 6 Amy Levy and the accents of minor(ity) poetry -- LEVY OF CAMBRIDGE AND THE CONTRAST WITH GRACE AGUILAR -- SAYING SHIBBOLETH": LEVY'S THEORY OF MINOR POETRY -- A WOMAN WITH A HEART OF STONE": CHALLENGING THE POETICS OF CHRISTIAN WOMANHOOD -- SHALL I WANDER IN VAIN FOR MY COUNTRY?" LEVY AND JEWISH LITERARY TRADITION -- SOME OTHER WHERE": CONCLUSIONS AND FURTHER QUESTIONS -- Notes -- 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 -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Examines Anglo-Jewish and Christian women poets, and the connections between the discourses of nineteenth-century poetry, gender and religious identity.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 1 Introduction -- BEHOLD HOW WE PREACH": WOMEN'S RELIGIOUS POETRY AND CONTRADICTIONS OF LITERARY HISTORY -- FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM AND THE RELIGION ''PROBLEM'': CHRISTINA ROSSETTI AS TEST-CASE -- RELIGION AS A "MARK OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCE": NEW QUESTIONS FOR WOMEN'S POETRY -- CONQUERORS AND EXILES: JEWISH DIFFERENCE IN THE "CONTACT ZONE" OF VICTORIAN POETICS -- CHAPTER 2 "Sweet singers of Israel": gendered and Jewish otherness in Victorian poetics -- INSUFFICIENT AND PARTIAL": JEWISH PROPHETS, WOMEN POETS, AND THE TYPOLOGICAL PARADIGM -- TOSSED TO AND FRO": GENDERED CROSSINGS IN PROPHETIC/POETIC IDENTITY -- RECONFIGURING THE HEART: POETRY AS THEOLOGY -- THE SWEET SINGERS OF ISRAEL: JEWISHNESS IN VICTORIAN POETICS -- CHAPTER 3 Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the "Hebraic monster" -- HEBREW ROOTS ENOUGH…TO FRIGHTEN": THE DOUBLE EDGE OF HEBRAIC KNOWLEDGE -- BARRETT BROWNING'S HEBRAIC DISPLAY: THE AUTHORITY OF HEBREW LANGUAGE -- KISSING MOSES/KISSING CHRIST: THE JUDAIZING OF THE VIRGIN MARY -- MARRYING OFF MIRIAM: CHRISTIAN CONVERSION IN AURORA LEIGH -- CHAPTER 4 Christina Rossetti and the Hebraic goblins of the Jewish Scriptures -- A LINE DRAWN SOMEWHERE": ROSSETTI AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF DIFFERENCE -- MAGNIFY MINE OFFICE": JEWISHNESS AND FEMALENESS IN SEEK AND FIND -- AS A TALE ENDS THAT IS TOLD": ROSSETTI'S DIALOGUE WITH HEBREW PROPHECY -- GOBLIN MARKET: ROSSETTI'S REWRITING OF HEBREW PROPHECY -- IF I MIGHT TAKE MY LIFE SO IN MY HAND": "MONNA INNOMINATA" AND THE HEROIC JEWISH WOMAN -- CHAPTER 5 "Judaism rightly reverenced": Grace Aguilar's theological poetics -- INTRODUCTION: FROM ''PECULIAR'' TO ''ELOQUENT'': POETRY AS THEOLOGICAL STRATEGY -- BACKGROUNDS: BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL.

REORGANIZING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE: AGUILAR'S ALLIANCE WITH ROMANTICISM -- AGUILAR AND ROMANTIC POETIC MODELS -- THE POLITICS AND POETICS OF ANGLO-JEWISH DEVOTIONAL LYRIC -- THE HIGH-SOUNDING RELIGION OF FLOWING VERSE": AGUILAR AND THE POETRY OF BIBLICAL WOMEN -- MY COUNTRY! OH MY COUNTRY!": EXPLORING THE LIMITS OF ANGLO-JEWISH PROPHECY -- CHAPTER 6 Amy Levy and the accents of minor(ity) poetry -- LEVY OF CAMBRIDGE AND THE CONTRAST WITH GRACE AGUILAR -- SAYING SHIBBOLETH": LEVY'S THEORY OF MINOR POETRY -- A WOMAN WITH A HEART OF STONE": CHALLENGING THE POETICS OF CHRISTIAN WOMANHOOD -- SHALL I WANDER IN VAIN FOR MY COUNTRY?" LEVY AND JEWISH LITERARY TRADITION -- SOME OTHER WHERE": CONCLUSIONS AND FURTHER QUESTIONS -- Notes -- 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 -- Bibliography -- Index.

Examines Anglo-Jewish and Christian women poets, and the connections between the discourses of nineteenth-century poetry, gender and religious identity.

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