Jewish Ghosts: Haunting and Hospitality in Shalom Auslander's Hope

Gilbert, Ruth (2017) Jewish Ghosts: Haunting and Hospitality in Shalom Auslander's Hope. Holocaust Studies. ISSN 1750-4902 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article explores the Jewish ghost motif in Shalom Auslander's novel, Hope (2012). In particular, it focuses on the Holocaust and its ongoing reverberations within Jewish consciousness The ghost that incites the narrative is Anne Frank, reimagined by Auslander as an aged revenant who is discovered in the attic of an upstate New York home. Drawing from the work of Stephen Frosh, Susan Shapiro and Avery Gordon, my analysis looks at matters of refracted cultural memory, vicarious victimhood, intergenerational haunting, intertextuality and the uncanny Jewish body.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Auslander; Hope; Jewish; Ghosts; Holocaust
Subjects: Q Linguistics, classics & related subjects > Q220 Literature in its original language
Q Linguistics, classics & related subjects > Q320 English literature
Q Linguistics, classics & related subjects > Q323 English literature by topic
T Eastern, Asiatic, African, American & Australasian languages, literature & related subjects > T720 American literature studies
Departments: Faculty of Arts > Department of English, Creative Writing and American Studies
Depositing User: Ruth Gilbert
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 08:20
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 08:20
URI: http://repository.winchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/613

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