J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works

J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works

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Compiled and edited by Sandra Singer, J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works is a critical look at PEI writer J. J. Steinfeld's extensive and prolific writings in poetry, fiction and theatre, ranging from early work on post-Holocaust themes to later examinations of absurdity and existentialism. Among the contributors: Raina L. Shults, Michael Greenstein, Richard Lemm, Mark Sampson, Ellen S. Jaffe, George Elliott Clarke, Sandra Singer and Shane Neilson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771831789
Publisher: Guernica Editions Inc
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Essential Writers
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

University of Guelph professor Sandra Singer’s primary scholarship concerns Doris Lessing, having co-edited Doris Lessing Studies (2003-2014) and two essay collections: Doris Lessing: Interrogating the Times and Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook After Fifty. Her current projects encompass fiction, trauma and terrorism.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1

Introduction: J. J. Steinfeld: Considering the Writer Sandra Singer 3

J. J. Steinfeld: Interview with Sandra Singer (May 2016) Sandra Singer J. J. Steinfeld 19

In His Mother's Image: Analysis of Second Generation Sons in Short Stories by J. J. Steinfeld Raina L. Shults 57

Kafka's Call: Fugue States and Fractured Chronotopes in J. J. Steinfeld's Fiction Michael Greenstein 82

Upsetting the Cradle: J. J. Steinfeld's Tragicomic Truth-Teller in Our Hero in the Cradle of Confederation Richard Lemm 104

Situational Exposition: Elisions and Inclusions in J. J. Steinfeld's Word Burials Mark Sampson 137

From Page to Stage, or Several Characters in Search of a Genre Ellen S. Jaffe 157

Permutations of the Body: Ekphrasis in J. J. Steinfeld's Short Fiction and Poetry Sandra Singer 191

The Holocaust Witness as Absurdist: J. J. Steinfeld's Ironic Ire George Elliott Clarke 221

Time-Grammar and Second-Order Witnessing: On J. J. Steinfeld's Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds Shane Neilson 240

Epilogue: Anton Chekhov in Charlottetown: An Allegory of Writerly Displacement Sandra Singer 264

Bibliography: A Checklist of Selected Work By J. J. Steinfeld to 2017 Sandra Singer 279

Contributor Notes 290

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