Cynthia Scheinberg

WSRP Research Associate 1996-1997

Research project

Israel's Singing Girls: Women's Poetry and Religious Identity in Victorian England

This book argues that nineteenth-century British women poets used their poetry as a site for theological inquiry. Focusing on how Anglo-Jewish and Anglican women use the Hebrew Bible (or Christian Old Testament) in poetry, the author argues that women used poetry to revise and challenge dominant interpretations of their respective religious traditions.

Course

HDS 2443: Poetry as Theology: Jewish and Christian Women Writers in Victorian England (Fall 1996)