The Implacable Urge to Defame

In The Implacable Urge to Defame, Baigell examines more than sixty published cartoons from humor magazines such as Judge, Puck, and Life and considers the climate of opinion that allowed such cartoons to be published.

The Implacable Urge to Defame

From the 1870s to the 1930s, American cartoonists devoted much of their ink to outlandish caricatures of immigrants and minority groups, making explicit the derogatory stereotypes that circulated at the time. Members of ethnic groups were depicted as fools, connivers, thieves, and individuals hardly fit for American citizenship, but Jews were especially singled out with visual and verbal abuse. In The Implacable Urge to Defame, Baigell examines more than sixty published cartoons from humor magazines such as Judge, Puck, and Life and considers the climate of opinion that allowed such cartoons to be published. In doing so, he traces their impact on the emergence of anti-Semitism in the American Scene movement in the 1920s and 1930s.

Jewish Identity in American Art

Along with detailed essays on each artist, the book includes nearly one hundred stunning illustrations that testify to the beauty, depth, and importance of the paintings and sculptures produced by this groundbreaking generation of artists.

Jewish Identity in American Art

Unlike earlier generations, Jewish American artists born between the 1930s and the early 1960s were among the first to overtly embrace and challenge religious themes in their work. These Jewish artists felt comfortable as assimilated Americans yet developed an overwhelming desire to explore their cultural and religious heritage. They became the first generation willing to take risks with their material and to discover new ways to create art with Jewish religious content. In his most recent book, Baigell explores the art and influences of eleven artists who enlarged the parameters of Jewish American art through their varied approaches to subject matter, to feminist concerns, and to finding contemporary relevance in the ancient texts. Along with detailed essays on each artist, the book includes nearly one hundred stunning illustrations that testify to the beauty, depth, and importance of the paintings and sculptures produced by this groundbreaking generation of artists.

Textual Transmission in Contemporary Jewish Cultures

Equal parts fascinating and disturbing, his most recent volume, The Implacable Urge to Defame, centers on the visual stereotyping of Jews through cartoons and caricatures, beginning in the 1870s. Baigell's close and exacting readings of ...

Textual Transmission in Contemporary Jewish Cultures

Jewish culture places a great deal of emphasis on texts and their means of transmission. At various points in Jewish history, the primary mode of transmission has changed in response to political, geographical, technological, and cultural shifts. Contemporary textual transmission in Jewish culture has been influenced by secularization, the return to Hebrew and the emergence of modern Yiddish, and the new centers of Jewish life in the United States and in Israel, as well as by advancements in print technology and the invention of the Internet. Volume XXXI of Studies in Contemporary Jewry deals with various aspects of textual transmission in Jewish culture in the last two centuries. Essays in this volume examine old and new kinds of media and their meanings; new modes of transmission in fields such as Jewish music; and the struggle to continue transmitting texts under difficult political circumstances. Two essays analyze textual transmission in the works of giants of modern Jewish literature: S.Y. Agnon, in Hebrew, and Isaac Bashevis Singer, in Yiddish. Other essays discuss paratexts in the East, print cultures in the West, and the organization of knowledge in libraries and encyclopedias.

Heirs of Yesterday

Matthew Baigell, The Implacable Urge to Defame: Cartoon Jews in the American Press, 1877–1935 (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2017), 3. 126. “No Means of Support,” Puck, January 17, 1894, 379. 127. “Unprejudiced,” Puck, May 2, ...

Heirs of Yesterday

Originally published in 1900 and set in fin-de-siècle California, Heirs of Yesterday by Emma Wolf (1865–1932) uses a love story to explore topics such as familial loyalty, the conflict between American individualism and ethno-religious heritage, and anti-Semitism in the United States. The introduction, co-authored by Barbara Cantalupo and Lori Harrison-Kahan, includes biographical background on Wolf based on new research and explores key literary, historical, and religious contexts for Heirs of Yesterday. It incorporates background on the rise of Reform Judaism and the late nineteenth-century Jewish community in San Francisco, while also considering Wolf’s relationship to the broader literary movement of realism and to other writers of her time. As Cantalupo and Harrison-Kahan demonstrate, the publication history and reception of Heirs of Yesterday illuminate competing notions of Jewish American identity at the turn of the twentieth century. Compared to the familiar ghetto tales penned by Yiddish-speaking, Eastern European immigrant writers, Heirs of Yesterday offers a very different narrative about turn-of-the-twentieth-century Jewish life in the United States. The novel’s central characters, physician Philip May and pianist Jean Willard, are not striving immigrants in the process of learning English and becoming American. Instead, they are native-born citizens who live in the middle-class community of San Francisco’s Pacific Heights, where they interact socially and professionally with their gentile peers. Tailored for students, scholars, and readers of women’s studies, Jewish studies, and American literature and history, this new edition of Heirs of Yesterday highlights the art, historical value, and controversial nature of Wolf’s work.

Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations

... The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2014); and Matthew Baigell, The Implacable Urge to Defame: Cartoon Jews in the American Press, 1877–1935 (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2017).

Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations

Four hundred years after William Shakespeare’s death, his works continue to not only fill playhouses around the world, but also be adapted in various forms for consumption in popular culture, including in film, television, comics and graphic novels, and digital media. Drawing on theories of play and adaptation, Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations demonstrates how the practices of Shakespearean adaptations are frequently products of playful, and sometimes irreverent, engagements that allow new ‘Shakespeares’ to emerge, revealing Shakespeare’s ongoing impact in popular culture. Significantly, this collection explores the role of play in the construction of meaning in Shakespearean adaptations—adaptations of both the works of Shakespeare, and of Shakespeare the man—and contributes to the growing scholarly interest in playfulness both past and present. The chapters in Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations engage with the diverse ways that play is used in Shakespearean adaptations on stage, screen, and page, examining how these adaptations draw out existing humour in Shakespeare’s works, the ways that play is used as a pedagogical aid to help explain complex language, themes, and emotions found in Shakespeare’s works, and more generally how play and playfulness can make Shakespeare ‘relatable,’ ‘relevant,’ and entertaining for successive generations of audiences and readers.

Paul Celan

The Implacable Urge to Defame: Cartoon Jews in the American Press, 1877–1935 Matthew Baigell Literary Hasidism: The Life and Works of Michael Levi Rodkinson Jonatan Meir; Jeffrey G. Amshalem, trans. The People of Godlbozhits Leyb ...

Paul Celan

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Paul Celan moved to Bucharest, where he spent more than two years working as a translator at Carta Rusa publishing house. During that time he was introduced to poet and translator Petre Solomon and began a close friendship that would endure many years, despite the distances that separated them and the turbulent times in which they lived. In this poignant memoir, Solomon recalls the experiences he shared with Celan and captures the ways in which Bucharest profoundly influenced Celan’s evolution as a poet. He recounts the publication of the famous "Todesfuge" for the first time in the Romanian magazine Agora and his fertile connection with the Romanian surrealist movement. Through Solomon’s vivid recollection and various letters Celan sent to friends, readers also get an intimate glimpse of Celan’s personality, one characterized by a joyful appreciation of friendship and a subtle sense of humor. Translated from the original, Tegla’s edition makes this remarkable memoir available to a much-deserved wider audience for the first time.

The Odyssey of an Apple Thief

The Implacable Urge to Defame: Cartoon Jews in the American Press, 1877–1935 Matthew Baigell Paul Celan: The Romanian Dimension Petre Solomon; Emanuela Tegla, trans. Petty Business Yirmi Pinkus; Evan Fallenberg and Yardenne Greenspan, ...

The Odyssey of an Apple Thief

In The Odyssey of an Apple Thief, Moishe Rozenbaumas (1922–2016) recounts his fascinating life, from his Lithuanian boyhood, to the fraught experiences that take him across Europe and Central Asia and back again, to his daring escape from Soviet Russia to build a new life in Paris. Along the way, we get a rarely seen portrait of the lives of working-class Jewish youth in Telz/Telsiai, a religious town renowned for its yeshiva. We hear of the games children played, the theft of apples from a Catholic orchard, and Rozenbaumas’s early apprenticeship as a tailor once his father leaves the country. The war breaks out and the teenaged Rozenbaumas flees Lithuania alone, unable to convince his mother and sibling to go with him. We learn of his life as a starved refugee in an Uzbek kolkhoz, his escape into the Red Army, and his unlikely work in the reconnaissance unit of the Soviet Army. After the war, Rozenbaumas is drafted into the Marxist-Leninist university and as a cadre of the Communist Party, ultimately escaping in 1956 with his family to Paris, where he and his wife give an openly Jewish education to their children. In the vast literature of memory written by Jewish witnesses before, during, and after WWII, Rozenbaumas’s account stands out for the singularity of his experience and for his deft narration of events of mythological dimension from a personal perspective. The Odyssey of an Apple Thief offers not only invaluable testimony of this historical moment but also an illuminating and original portrait of Lithuanian Jews in the twentieth century.

Der lange Schatten des Antisemitismus

Hauptbeschreibung Dieser Band steht im Zeichen der kritischen Auseinandersetzungen mit der Geschichte der Universität Wien im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert.

Der lange Schatten des Antisemitismus

Hauptbeschreibung Dieser Band steht im Zeichen der kritischen Auseinandersetzungen mit der Geschichte der Universität Wien im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Neben Nobelpreisträger Eric Kandel, der über die Kontakte zwischen Juden und Christen im Wien der Jahrhundertwende schreibt, sind weitere hochkarätige Nationalsozialismus-ForscherInnen vertreten, etwa der deutsche Historiker Götz Aly. Die Beiträge spannen den Bogen von Forschungen zu Gewalt und Antisemitismus an der Universität Wien seit der Badeni-Krise 1897 über die Situation jüdischer WissenschafterInnen an der Universität Wien vom.

The genuine and complete works

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The Whole Genuine and Complete Works of Flavius Josephus

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More Word Smart

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The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

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The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle


Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

... and retlact upon the inpublications which are set for the de- tegrity and virtue of those who urge fence of the ... I guilty of defamation and calumny , and beg a corner in some early number of deserves the severest reprehension .

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The Fruits of the Spirit

I would further urge you , to examine whether your passions are brought under the government of reigning grace . ... When defamed , abused , and wronged , can you speedily turn your thoughts to lay hold of every suitable reason that may ...

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The Fruits of the Spirit Third Edition

I would farther urge you , to examine whether your passions are brought under the government of reigning grace . ... When defamed , abused , and wronged , can you speedily turn your thoughts . to lay hold of every suitable reason that ...

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Critical Survey of Poetry

Critical Survey of Poetry

Presents alphabetized profiles of nearly seven hundred significant poets from around the world, providing biographies, primary and secondary bibliographies, and analysis of their works.

The Critic

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Broken toys

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Broken Toys0

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Congressional Record

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