Special Issue "Contemporary British-Jewish Literature, 1970–2020"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2020).
Interests: Modern and Contemporary British-Jewish; European-Jewish and Holocaust Literature: poetry, drama and the novel
For this Special Issue of Humanities, contributions are invited on the theme of Contemporary British-Jewish Literature, 1970–2020. Submissions on poetry, drama and the novel are all welcome.
This Special Issue showcases the high quality and wide variety of contemporary British-Jewish writing, while setting it in the context of British diasporic literary production. Contributors are encouraged to address how ‘British-Jewish’ relates to ‘European-Jewish’ literature through such themes as refugees, immigrants, ‘semitic discourse’ (Bryan Cheyette’s term) and antisemitism, British ‘identity’ in Europe, Jewish ‘identity’ in Britain, the legacy of twentieth-century world wars and the Holocaust.
It is intended that essays will supplement existing editorial and critical texts on contemporary British-Jewish literature by such scholars as Bryan Cheyette (Contemporary Jewish Writing in Britain and Ireland (1998)), David Brauner (Post-War Jewish Fiction: Ambivalence, Self-Explanation and Transatlantic Connections (2001)) and Ruth Gilbert (Writing Jewish: Contemporary British-Jewish Literature (2013)). As the editor of a contemporary British-Jewish poetry anthology (Passionate Renewal: Jewish Poetry in Britain since 1945 (2001)), I particularly welcome submissions which address British-Jewish poetry. Essays on British-Jewish drama – which, like poetry, tends to attract less critical attention than novels – are similarly welcome. Contemporary British-Jewish Literature, 1970-2020 will publish timely and original insights into this paradigmatically hybrid British-European literary genre.
Dr. Peter Lawson
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