The Resource Why Harry met Sally : subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian power, and the rhetoric of modern love, Joshua Louis Moss

Why Harry met Sally : subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian power, and the rhetoric of modern love, Joshua Louis Moss

Label
Why Harry met Sally : subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian power, and the rhetoric of modern love
Title
Why Harry met Sally
Title remainder
subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian power, and the rhetoric of modern love
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Louis Moss
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From immigrant ghetto love stories such as The Cohens and the Kellys (1926), through romantic comedies including Meet the Parents (2000) and Knocked Up (2007), to television series such as Transparent (2014- ), Jewish-Christian couplings have been a staple of popular culture for over a century. In these pairings, Joshua Louis Moss argues, the unruly screen Jew is the privileged representative of progressivism, secular modernism, and the cosmopolitan sensibilities of the mass-media age. But his/her unruliness is nearly always contained through romantic union with the Anglo-Christian partner. This Jewish-Christian meta-narrative has recurred time and again as one of the most powerful and enduring, although unrecognized, mass-culture fantasies. Using the innovative framework of coupling theory, Why Harry Met Sally surveys three major waves of Jewish-Christian couplings in popular American literature, theater, film, and television. Moss explores how first-wave European and American creators in the early twentieth century used such couplings as an extension of modernist sensibilities and the American "melting pot." He then looks at how New Hollywood of the late 1960s revived these couplings as a sexually provocative response to the political conservatism and representational absences of postwar America. Finally, Moss identifies the third wave as emerging in television sitcoms, Broadway musicals, and "gross-out" film comedies to grapple with the impact of American economic globalism since the 1990s
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moss, Joshua Louis
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.J46
LC item number
M67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews in motion pictures
  • Jews on television
  • Jews in popular culture
  • Love in motion pictures
  • Judaism
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith relations
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Jews in motion pictures
  • Jews in popular culture
  • Jews on television
  • Judaism
  • Love in motion pictures
  • United States
Label
Why Harry met Sally : subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian power, and the rhetoric of modern love, Joshua Louis Moss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Sally's orgasm -- The first wave : the mouse-mountains of modernity (1905-1934) -- Disraeli's page: performative Jewishness in the public sphere -- Kafka's ape: literary modernism, Jewish animality, and the crisis of the new cosmopolitanism -- Abie's Irish Rose: immigrant couplings, utopian multiculturalism, and the early American film industry -- The second wave : erotic Schlemiels of the counterculture (1967-1980) -- Benjamin's cross: Israel, New Hollywood, and the Jewish transgressive (1947-1967) -- Portnoy's monkey: postwar literature, stand-up comedy, and the emergence of the carnal Jew (1955-1969) -- Katie's typewriter: Hollywood romance, historical rewrite, and the subversive sexuality of the counterculture (1967-1980) -- The third wave : global Fockers at the millennium (1993-2007) -- Spiegelman's frog: coded Jewish metamorph and Christian witnessing (1978-1992) -- Seinfeld's mailman: global television and the wandering sitcom (1993-2000) -- Gaylord's tulip: fluid and fluidity at the millennium (1993-2008) -- Conclusion. Plato's retweet
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 347 pages
Isbn
9781477312827
Lccn
2016050504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027376825
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
99977417970
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961152945
  • (OCoLC)ocn961152945
Label
Why Harry met Sally : subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian power, and the rhetoric of modern love, Joshua Louis Moss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Sally's orgasm -- The first wave : the mouse-mountains of modernity (1905-1934) -- Disraeli's page: performative Jewishness in the public sphere -- Kafka's ape: literary modernism, Jewish animality, and the crisis of the new cosmopolitanism -- Abie's Irish Rose: immigrant couplings, utopian multiculturalism, and the early American film industry -- The second wave : erotic Schlemiels of the counterculture (1967-1980) -- Benjamin's cross: Israel, New Hollywood, and the Jewish transgressive (1947-1967) -- Portnoy's monkey: postwar literature, stand-up comedy, and the emergence of the carnal Jew (1955-1969) -- Katie's typewriter: Hollywood romance, historical rewrite, and the subversive sexuality of the counterculture (1967-1980) -- The third wave : global Fockers at the millennium (1993-2007) -- Spiegelman's frog: coded Jewish metamorph and Christian witnessing (1978-1992) -- Seinfeld's mailman: global television and the wandering sitcom (1993-2000) -- Gaylord's tulip: fluid and fluidity at the millennium (1993-2008) -- Conclusion. Plato's retweet
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 347 pages
Isbn
9781477312827
Lccn
2016050504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027376825
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
99977417970
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961152945
  • (OCoLC)ocn961152945

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