In Search of Identity and Spirituality in the Fiction of American Jewish Female Authors at the Turn of the 21st Century
The book discusses the issue of religiosity in the context of American Jewish literature, emphasizing the significance of Judaism as an indispensable element in the formation of American Jewish female identity. The empirical part of the book is devoted to a critical comprehensive analysis of selected fiction by contemporary American Jewish female writers, representatives of the third generation, whose works were published between 1980–2005. The literary analyses of the selected narratives reveal a strong connection between the identity of American Jewish women and Judaism, and the simultaneous need to modify it in the face of socio-political transformations occurring in the American society at the turn of the twenty-first century
About the author
Dorota Mihułka is a lecturer at Department of English at Krosno State College (Poland), where she teaches American history and culture as well as practical English courses. Her academic interests include American ethnic female literature, American Jewish female literature as well as intercultural education and communication.
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