Special Issue "Jewish-American Literature"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Irving Rothman

Department of English, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004, USA
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Interests: 18th Century British Literature; Bibliography; Nobel Prize in Literature

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Jewish-American authors have been writing since their arrival in colonial America. It may even be possible to identify earlier immigrants, Marrano Jews escaping the Spanish Inquisition and sailing to the New World with Columbus. The Jewish-American edition of Religions Journal will study historical literature, profound sociological literature, incisive psychological literature, and even classical Jewish jokes. It will cover writers like Haym Salomon who assisted in the American Revolution and Emma Lazarus whose words appear on the Statue of Liberty. It will study the literature of the great period of immigration from 1881-1924, a period of fruition that saw new ideas and diverse populations in an America that T. S. Eliot mistakenly called “A Wasteland.” The world that recognized Shalom Asch and Anzia Yezierska also saw the emergent families of Groucho Marx and Woody Allen. Famous writers resonate in standard literary classes—Gertrude Stein, Nathanael West, Louis Zukovsky, Muriel Rukeyser, Delmore Schwartz, and Karl Shapiro. The course will be enriched with the writings of Bernard Malamud and Grace Paley and the scathing political attacks of Norma Mailer, Allen Ginsburg (the beat poet), and Phillip Roth. Articles on two Nobel Prize Winners in Literature will, hopefully be included, Saul Bellow (born in Canada) and Isaac Bashevis Singer (born in Poland), both U.S. citizens. We are a nation of immigrants who have found literature as a mode of expression. Submissions are expected by the deadline of May 20, 2019.

Prof. Dr. Irving Rothman
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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