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Jews in the American Academy, 1900-1940: The Dynamics of Intellectual Assimilation (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, & Art)

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Susanne Klingenstein's influential work reveals two important subjects: how the philosophy and literature departments of Ivy League colleges in the early twentieth century gradually opened their doors to Jewish men of letters; and how this integration transformed the thinking of these Jewish professors, many of whom had been raised in Orthodox homes.<P>Klingenstein examines in depth the careers and works of prominent Jewish-American teachers, from Leo Wiener, the Harvard professor with thirty languages at his command, to philosophy professors Harry Wolfson, Horace Kallen, and Morris Cohen, Joel Elias Spingarn, writer-critic Ludwig Lewisohn, and finally Lionel Trilling, who won the hard-fought battle in 1936 to become the first Jewish professor of English and American literature at Columbia University.

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Tracing the hardwon appointments of Jews as professors at Ivy League bastions of Anglo-Saxon culture, Klingenstein (writing and humanistic studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) depicts the careers and impact of intellectual mainstreaming on several men of letters from philologist Leo Weiner at turn-of-the-century Harvard to Lionel Trilling, Columbia's first Jewish professor of English and American literature in 1939. Includes several photos. Originally published in 1991 by Yale U. Press from her doctoral dissertation (U. of Heidelberg, 1990). A sequel is planned. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815605416
Author:
Klingenstein, Susanne
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Location:
Syracuse, N.Y. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Intellectuals
Subject:
Critics
Subject:
United States Civilization Jewish influences.
Subject:
Jewish college teachers
Subject:
Jews -- United States.
Subject:
Jews -- United States -- Intellectual life.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Syracuse Univ P Paperback
Series:
Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, & Art (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.03x6.08x.63 in. .85 lbs.

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