British Romanticism and the Jews: History, Culture, Literature

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Sheila A. Spector
Palgrave Macmillan, 2002 - History - 294 pages
"British Romanticism and the Jews" explores the mutual influences exerted by the British-Christian and British-Jewish communities on each other during the period between the Enlightenment and Victorianism. The essays in the volume demonstrate how the texts produced by the Jewish Enlightenment provided a significant resource for romantic intellectual revisionism, in much the same way that British romanticism provided the cultural basis through which the British-Jewish community was able to negotiate between the competing obligations to ethnicity and nationalism.

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Sheila A. Spector is the author of "Glorious Incomprehensible: The Development of Blake's Kabbalistic Language"; "Wonders Divine: The Development of Blake's Kabbalistic Myth;" and the editor of "The Jews and British Romanticism: Politics, Religion, Culture. "She also compiled "Jewish Mysticism: An Annotated Bibliography on the Kabbalah in English," She was the recipient of the Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Research Grant, awarded by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and has devoted her professional career to studying the intersection between the Jewish and British cultures, primarily in the Romantic Period.

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