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How Fiction Differs From Philosophy

TeleTime
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In the seventh part of an eight part lecture series on “Daniel Deronda,” Professor Ruth Wisse examines George Eliot’s decision to present social and political ideas in fictional form. An expert on Yiddish and Jewish literature and winner of the National Humanities Medal, Wisse focuses on the Princess Leonora Halm-Eberstein, whose lively character contrasts her rejection of Judaism and of her son Daniel. She and Gwendolen Harleth desire freedom from family constraints; Eliot uses their actions as a warning of the women’s liberation movement's potentially detrimental impacts on society—ironically, Eliot was a modern woman herself. An antithesis of Jewish motherhood, Leonora complicates the novel’s otherwise strong support of Jewish nationalism.
Release Date
2017
Run Time
37 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 - 12, Academic/AP
Notes
  • Originally released by TeleTime, 2017.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on April 11, 2017.
Series
Ruth Wisse Teaches Daniel Deronda
Contents
Introduction: How Fiction Differs from Philosophy (4:25); Princess Leonora Halm-Eberstein (4:07); Antithesis of Jewish Motherhood (5:36); Bound by a Familial Religion (5:05); Exploring the Modern Woman (4:20); Matrilineal Transmission (4:05); Change vs. Progress (4:21); Subordinating Individual Needs for National Continuity (5:43); Credits: How Fiction Differs from Philosophy (0:07)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : TeleTime, [2017]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017.
Publisher no.
  • 133168 Infobase
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1 online resource (1 video file (37 min., 58 sec)) : sound, color.
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