Michael Galchinsky

Standard Name: Galchinsky, Michael

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Cultural formation Grace Aguilar
GA 's writings treat in detail the Jewish faith to which she strongly adhered, and she often focuses on the persecution and prejudice which Jews suffered throughout the nineteenth century, as well as historically. As...
Education Celia Moss
Little is known of CM 's education. Scholar Michael Galchinsky (who later wrote of her for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography) describes her family's household as secularizing . . . for their father...
Education Marion Moss
Little is known is about MM 's formal education. However, according to critic Michael Galchinsky , her father entertained the family by reading romantic poetry as the women sat and sewed, including Byron 's Childe...
Friends, Associates Charlotte Montefiore
CM moved in a considerably higher stratum of society than her contemporary Grace Aguilar . It is possible, however, that they corresponded during their collaboration for the Cheap Jewish Library. In a letter to...
Intertextuality and Influence Grace Aguilar
Critic Michael Galchinsky reads the story as a response to the more feminist treatment of cross-dressing in the stories of Marion and Celia Moss . GA describes her heroine as having disobeyed the positive command...
Intertextuality and Influence Grace Aguilar
Michael Galchinsky argues that GA abandoned her earlier favourite genre of historical romance in favour of domestic fiction because of the transgressive or utopian tendencies of the romance genre in English. These tendencies had been...
Literary responses Grace Aguilar
Critic Michael Galchinsky argues that, in accordance with her own belief in the separation of spheres, GA in The Authoressis able to defend her writing as other-directed domestic labor, and therefore short-circuits in advance...
Literary responses Grace Aguilar
Recently, GA 's work has garnered significant critical attention from scholars Michael Ragussis and Michael Galchinsky , the latter of whom argues: Grace Aguilar did not resist but spoke the contradictions of her culture, and...
Literary responses Charlotte Montefiore
A recent commentator, Michael Galchinsky , notes that this work is historically interesting and passionate in its defense of poor Jews, but reveals a lack of interest on her part in the details of aesthetics.
Galchinsky, Michael. The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer. Wayne State University Press, 1996.
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Literary responses Charlotte Montefiore
In an article in the Jewish Chronicle two years afterCM died, Abraham Benisch wrote in praise of nineteenth-century Jewish women writers. He asserted that it is a remarkable phenomenon on the horizon of Anglo-Jewish...
Literary responses Marion Moss
An Athenæum review criticized the collection, claiming the sisters neglected the really romantic annals and legends of their nation and erroneously represented Jewish life: [T]hough the names and scenery are Jewish and Eastern, the manners...
Reception Grace Aguilar
Despite harsh critical reception, the book was very popular. It went through numerous editions in Britain (eighteen by 1905) and in the US into the early twentieth century.
British Library Catalogue.
Alice F. Jackson published in London and...
Reception Marion Moss
The journal received early and encouraging public support and became what Galchinsky calls a security zone, a women-only space, a place of female independence.
Galchinsky, Michael. The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer. Wayne State University Press, 1996.
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Benisch's attack, however, proved that such space was ephemeral despite...
Reception Grace Aguilar
Some accused GA , on grounds of her emphasis on spirit rather than form, of being a Jewish Protestant. However, she was very well received by many in the Jewish community, and even those...
Reception Grace Aguilar
As the number of titles published after her death illustrates, GA 's reputation flourished in Britain and in the US into the middle of the twentieth century. In the years following her death, her mother...

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