Redressing Jewish Difference in Tania Modleski’s “Cinema and the Dark Continent”

  • Author(s): Laura Levitt
  • When: 1997-10
  • Where: Journal of Religion and Film
  • This essay addresses what Jewish Studies and Religion scholars have to contribute to cultural discourse about film. Through a careful reading of feminist critic Tania Modleski's essay, this article demonstrates some of the blindspots in film studies when it comes to depictions of Jews, Jewishness, and Judaism. By addressing the ambivalent status of Jewishness in Modleski's work, the essay offers another way of reading Jewishness in not only the Jazz Singer and Crossing Delancy, but in critical discourse more generally.

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