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Title Queer expectations : a genealogy of Jewish women's poetry / Zohar Weiman-Kelman.
Author Weiman-Kelman, Zohar, 1982- author.
Publication Albany : State University of New York Press, [2018]
Description xxx, 199 pages ; 24 cm.
Call # 809.1 W
Series Suny series in contemporary Jewish literature and culture
SUNY series in contemporary Jewish literature and culture.
Note Text in English, with some translated from the Hebrew and from the Yiddish.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : what to expect when you're not expecting -- Queer lines : Adirenne Rich and Kadya Molodowsky -- Vanished Hellas and Hebraic pain : Emma Lazarus and Anna Margolin -- Waiting in vain : Leah Goldberg and Anna Margolin -- Heys haunting : poetics of lesbian history -- Community across discontinuity -- Translating generations : Irena Klepfisz -- Queering the present of Jewish literay history.
Summary "Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures. Jewish women have had a fraught relationship with history, struggling for inclusion while resisting their limited role as (re)producers of the future. In Queer Expectations, Zohar Weiman-Kelman shows how Jewish women writers turned to poetry to write new histories, developing "queer expectancy" as a conceptual tool for understanding how literary texts can both invoke and resist what came before. Bringing together Jewish women's poetry from the late nineteenth century, the interwar period, and the 1970s and 1980s, Weiman-Kelman takes readers on a boundary-crossing journey through works in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew, setting up encounters between writers of different generations, locations, and languages. Queer Expectations highlights genealogical lines of continuity drawn by authors as diverse as Emma Lazarus, Kadya Molodowsky, Leah Goldberg, Anna Margolin, Irena Klepfisz, and Adrienne Rich. These poets push back against heteronormative imperatives of biological reproduction and inheritance, opting instead for connections that twist traditional models of gender and history. Looking backward in queer ways enables new histories to emerge, intervenes in a troubled present, and gives hope for unexpected futures" -- From the publisher.
Subject Jewish lesbians -- Poetry.
Yiddish poetry -- History and criticism.
Hebrew poetry, Modern -- History and criticism.
Jewish lesbians -- Poetry -- History and criticism.
Jewish poetry -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Hebrew poetry -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Yiddish poetry -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Lesbianism in literature.
Lesbians in literature.
Yiddish poetry. (OCoLC)fst01182840
Hebrew poetry, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00954409
Jewish poetry -- Women authors. (OCoLC)fst00982896
Lesbianism in literature. (OCoLC)fst00996536
Lesbians in literature. (OCoLC)fst00996587
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9781438472232 hardcover ; alkaline paper
1438472234 hardcover ; alkaline paper
9781438472225 paperback
1438472226 paperback

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