Jewish Gender Studies and Contemporary Literary Criticism

Ruth Gilbert

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My starting point for this discussion is my work in literary criticism, especially in terms of my ongoing research which focuses on contemporary British Jewish writing. So, drawing from a contemporary cultural context, in the following, I situate gender studies in relation to the ways in which it impacts on readings of recent Jewish literature. Rather than trying to sum up five decades of thinking about gender, I suggest a few moments in the development of gender studies, in terms of some of the achievements, challenges and changes we have seen since the 1970s; and then, in brief, I look forward to future developments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMelilah
Subtitle of host publicationManchester Journal of Jewish Studies
EditorsKatja Stuerzenhofecker
Place of PublicationManchester
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)1759-1953
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2019


  • Jewish
  • Gender
  • Literary criticism

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