This book brings together a number of John Schad's very best uncollected essays, interleaved with a selection of autobiographical poems and a striking new work that brings together both critical and creative modes of writing. Turns thus plots the intriguing trajectory of Schad's very distinctive work over the last twenty years -- a trajectory that moves from a series of essays that juggle Christian, Marxist and Derridean intuitions, through a radically literary engagement with Deconstruction, to a daringly critical-creative mode of writing. In this exciting new field, as in the more established world of literature and religion, Schad is an idiosyncratic and sometimes audacious pioneer. The book is to be published simultaneously in hardback and paperback to accommodate adoption on critical-creative courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
John Schad is Professor of Modern Literature at Loughborough University. He is the author of The Reader in the Dickensian Mirrors and Victorians in Theory, the editor of Dickens Refigured, Thomas Hardy's A Laodicean, and Writing the Bodies of Christ; and co-editor of life.after.theory. He is currently completing a book on Clough.
Introduction: The Disequilibrium of German Identity; An Overview of Holocaust Studies & Its Causes; The Roots: Anti-Semitism or German Theory of Race?; The First Apex: The Problematic Nature of the German National Identity; The Second Apex: Race Theory Re-examined; The Third Apex: German Jewry; The Fateful Triangle: Some Insights for the Future; A Changing Self-Image vis-a-vis the Holocaust; Post-War German Structure, Attitudes & Identity; Conclusion: The Force of Nationality in the Past & in the Future; Index.