Papers given: ‘Tragedy or Neutropia? The Honourable Woman’ Dr. Sue Vice, University of Sheffield ‘British-Jewish Utopias and Dystopias from Zangwill to Jacobson’ Professor Brian Cheyette, University of Reading “No Outlines”: From Dystopia to Heterotopia in Howard Jacobson’s J’ Dr. Ruth Gilbert, University of Winchester ‘Messianism and British-Jewish Utopia’ Dr. Peter Lawson, Open University ‘The […]

My professor Bryan Cheyette aside from being a literary scholar is a Dylanologist.  In a personal sense, Dylan is a connection–when I first began to think about doing my doctorate, I spent several amazing times talking through ideas with Christopher Ricks, Dr. Cheyette names “Dylanologist-in-Chief.” After the topics that Dr. Ricks and I were discussing didn’t […]

Published in the Jewniverse December 17, 2014 | By Cheryl Kempler The challenges and rewards facing the female entrepreneur, the depiction of same-sex love, and a critique of the materialist values of affluent Jewish society—these contemporary themes got an early, gripping treatment long before Philip Roth, Gloria Steinem, and Susan Sontag by  pioneering 19th-century author […] NYRB Books Halban – UK Publisher Obituaries: Reviews of this Book Huffington Post Washington Free Beacon Financial Times Washington Post Jewish Chronicle Ham and High (Hampstead and Highgate) Jewish Book Council Kirkus Calcutta Telegraph Times Literary Supplement Shelf Awareness Sasha Abramsky speaking about the book  The House of […]

I have been using this blog much.  It is meant to be the informal companion to my Anglo-Jewish Literature Since 1945, I have neglected it.  I am wring my thesis about Anglo- (British)-Jewish Drama and in the process come across all these little things. Today, in the play The Hamlet of Stepney Green by Bernard Kops […]