Monsters and Monstrosity in Jewish History: From the Middle Ages to Modernity

Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Transliterations -- Introduction: Writing a History of Horror, or What Happens When Monsters Stare Back -- Notes -- Part One: The Monster Without: Monsters in Jewish-Chris...

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Main Author: Idelson-Shein, Iris (Author)
Other Authors: Wiese, Christian (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: London Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2019
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Summary:Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Transliterations -- Introduction: Writing a History of Horror, or What Happens When Monsters Stare Back -- Notes -- Part One: The Monster Without: Monsters in Jewish-Christian Intercultural Discourse -- Chapter 1: Enge unpathas uncuð gelad: The Long Walk to Freedom -- Entas wæron eac swylce ofer eorðan on ðam dagum [Giants were over the earth in those days.] -- Enge unpaðas, uncuð gelad [Narrow path, unknown way] -- swa hwylcne man swa hy gelæccað þonne fretað hi hyne45 [Certainly, any person they catch, they eat.] -- Hreopon mearcweardas middum nihtum  [The borderlands' people cried out in the middle of the night]77 -- Notes -- Chapter 2: Monsters, Demons, and Jews in the Painting of Hieronymus Bosch -- Notes -- Chapter 3: Bestial Bodies on the Jewish Margins: Race, Ethnicity, and Otherness in Medieval Manuscripts Illuminated for Jews -- Notes -- Chapter 4: Demonic Entanglements: Matted Hair in Medieval and Early Modern, Western, and Eastern Ashkenaz -- Notes -- Chapter 5: A Jewish Frankenstein: Making Monsters in Modernist German Grotesques -- The Operated Jew -- The Operated Goy -- Monstrous Endings -- Notes -- Chapter 6: From Sexual Enlightenment to Racial Antisemitism: Gender, Sex, and Jewishness in Weimar Cinema's Monsters -- Weimar Film and the Monster -- Early German Film, Sexology, and the Jews -- Sexual Enlightenment: Different from the Others and Girls in Uniform -- Race and Sexual Ambiguity: Fritz Lang's M -- Racializing Queerness: Friedrich Murnau's Nosferatu and Tabu versus Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr -- Notes -- Chapter 7: Monsters in the Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors -- Unmask -- Unreal -- Discovery -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Part Two: The Monster Within: Monsters in Jewish Intracommunal Discourse
Chapter 8: Unearthing the "Children of Cain": Between Humans, Animals, and Demons in Medieval Jewish Culture -- "Jewish Geography" in Seder rabbah de-Bereshit -- Demonizing Tevel -- Humanizing Tevel -- Tevel and the Antipodes -- Notes -- Chapter 9: Sexuality and Communal Space in Stories about the Marriage of Men and She-Demons -- Jewish Versions of the Theme -- Early Modern Old-Yiddish Narratives -- Concretizations of Time and Place and their Meanings -- Human and Demonic Figures -- Sexual Descriptions and Halakhic Discourse -- Demonic Marriage and Communal Identities -- Notes -- Chapter 10: The Raging Rabbi: Aggression and Agency in an Early Modern Yiddish Werewolf Tale (Mayse-bukh 1602) -- Medieval Werewolf Tales -- The Werewolf Tale in the Mayse-bukh -- Misogyny and Male Bonding -- Autonomy and Violence -- Notes -- Chapter 11: Out of the Mouths of Babes and Sucklings -- Notes -- Chapter 12: Rabbinic Monsters: The World of Wonder and Rabbinic Culture at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century -- Notes -- Chapter 13: "Der Volf" or The Jew as Out(side of the)law -- Jewish Werewolves and Other Outlaws -- Leivick's yidishe agodes -- Oy: From Killing (retsakh) to Slaughter (shekhitah) -- From Slaughter (shechitah) to Killing (retsakh) -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:1350052159