Containing the monster: the Golem in Expressionist film and theater

Spiro, M. (2013) Containing the monster: the Golem in Expressionist film and theater. Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945, 9(1), pp. 11-36.

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Abstract

The Jewish legend of the Golem – a mythic being created by rabbis and mystics versed in Kabbalah and the secrets of creation – has long held an intense fascination for writers and artists in Western culture. Jewish parables relating to the Golem date back to the fourth or fifth centuries; throughout the Middle Ages and into the Romantic era the legend continued to transform in power and scope. The Jewish legend of the Golem – a mythic being created by rabbis and mystics versed in Kabbalah and the secrets of creation – has long held an intense fascination for writers and artists in Western culture. Jewish parables relating to the Golem date back to the fourth or fifth centuries; throughout the Middle Ages and into the Romantic era the legend continued to transform in power and scope.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Spiro, Dr Mia
Authors: Spiro, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
Publisher:Space Between
ISSN:1551-9309

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