Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature

  • Carol Margaret Davison

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Carol Margaret Davison
    Pages 15-33
  3. Carol Margaret Davison
    Pages 34-54
  4. Carol Margaret Davison
    Pages 55-86
  5. Carol Margaret Davison
    Pages 158-165
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 166-227

About this book


Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature examines the Gothic's engagement with the Jewish Question and British national identity over the course of a century. Beginning with an exploration of Jewish demonology from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, Davison interprets the changing significance of the trans-national Wandering Jew in classic Gothic fiction who later migrates into Victorian realism. What emerges is the elucidation of an anti-Semitic 'spectropoetics' that convey how the spectres of Jewish difference and Jewish assimilation haunt British literature.


English literature fiction Great Britain identity Middle Ages national identity realism

Authors and affiliations

  • Carol Margaret Davison
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WindsorCanada

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