Jay Geller




Bestiarium Judaicum. Unnatural Histories of the Jews. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017.

The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011.

On Freud’s Jewish Body: Mitigating Circumcisions. New York: Fordham University Press, 2007.

Volumes edited

Postmemories of the Holocaust. American Imago 59, 3 (2002).

with Sander Gilman et al., Reading Freud’s Reading. New York: NYU Press, 1994.


Kafka’s “Schakale und Araber” and the Question of Genre. Gleichnis, Tiergeschichte, or dialektisches Bild?‘ in Ulrike Brunotte, Anna-Dorothea Ludewig, and Axel Stähler, eds. Orientalism, Gender, and the Jews. Literary and Artistic Transformations of European National Discourses. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015, 124-136.

Table Dancing in an Opium Den: Marx Conjuring Criticism out of “Criticism of Religion”,’ in Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 26,1 (2014): 3-21.

On Eliza Slavet’s “Freud’s Theory of Jewishness”,’ in Religion and Culture Web Forum,  (November 2011).

‘Leaping Lizards Max: Kafka Asks Brod Asks Kraus Asks Heine a Jewish Question: and Not Judith Butler’s,’ in transversal 12, 1–2 (2011), 75–82.

‘“A State within a State”: Freud’s Disavowal of Anti-Semitism,’ in Clio’s Psyche 17, 3 (2010), 205–209.

Of Snips … and Puppy Dog Tails: Freud’s Sublimation of Judentum,’ in American Imago 66, 2 (2009), 169–184.

Eidola or Eidechsen? Kafka Asks Brod Asks Kraus Asks Heine a Jewish Question,’ in Journal of the Kafka Society of America 33/34 (2009/10), 8–18.

Not a Geist of a Chance: Laying to Rest an “Unlaid Ghost”?’ in Germanic Review 83,1 (2008), 42–55.

‘The Queerest Cut of All: Freud, Beschneidung, Homosexualität und maskulines Judentum,’ in Ulrike Brunotte and Rainer Herrns, ed. Männlichkeit und Moderne. Geschlecht in den Wissenskultur um 1900. Bielefeld: transcript, 2008, 157–172.

Atheist Jew or Atheist Jew: Freud’s Jewish Question and Ours,’ in Modern Judaism 26 (2006), 1–14.

Spinoza’s Election of the Jews: The Problem of Jewish Persistence,’ in Jewish Social Studies 12, 1 (2005), 39–63.

‘Hairy Heine, or the Braiding of Gender and Ethnic Difference,’ in Christopher E. Forth and Ivan Crozier, eds. Body Parts: Critical Explorations in Corporeality. London: Rowman and Littlefield, Lexington Books, 2005, 105–122.

‘It’s “Alimentary”: Feuerbach, and the Dietetics of Antisemitism,’ in Christopher E. Forth and Ana Carden-Coyne, eds. Cultures of the Abdomen: Diet, Digestion and Fat in the Modern World. London: Palgrave, 2005, 127–146.

The Psychopathology of Everyday Vienna: Psychoanalysis and Freud’s Familiars,’ in The International Journal of Psychoanalysis 85, 5 (2004), 1–14.

‘Freud, Blüher, and the Secessio Inversa: Männerbünde, Homosexuality, and Freud’s Theory of Cultural Formation,’ in Daniel Boyarin, Daniel Itzkovitz and Anne Pelligrini, eds. Queer Theory and the Jewish Question. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003, 90–12-.

The Rites of Responsibility: The Cinematic Rhetoric of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah (1985),’ in Film and History 32 (2002), 30–37.

Der Fall Wilkomirski: Fragments or Figments,’ in American Imago 59, 3 (2002), 343–365.

The Godfather of Psychoanalysis: Circumcision, Antisemitism, Homosexuality, and Freud’s “Fighting Jew”,’ in Journal of the American Academy of Religion 67, 2 (1999), 355–385.

‘Circumcision and Jewish Women’s Identity: Rahel Levin Varnhagen’s Failed Assimilation,’ in Laura Levitt and Miriam Peskowitz, eds. Judaism Since Gender. New York: Routledge, 1997, 174–187. [Reprinted in Lynn M. Zott, ed. Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Detroit, New York: Gale, 2004]

‘The Aromatics of Jewish Difference: Or, Benjamin’s Allegory of Aura,’ in Daniel and Jonathan Boyarin, eds. Jews and Other Differences. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996, 203–256.

Judenzopf/Chinesenzopf: Of Jews and Queues,’ in positions 2, 3 (1995), 500–537 [=Modern Sex (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995)]

The Conventional Lies and Paradoxes of Jewish Assimilation: Max Nordau’s Pre-Zionist Answer to the Jewish Question,Jewish Social Studies 1, 3 (1995), 129–160.

A Paleontological View of Freud’s Study of Religion: Unearthing the Leitfossil Circumcision,’ in Modern Judaism 13, 1 (1993), 49–70.

Of Mice and Mensa: Antisemitism and the Jewish Genius,’ in Centennial Review 38, 2 (1994), 361–385.

“A glance at the nose”: Freud’s Inscription of Jewish Difference,’ in American Imago 49, 4 (1992), 427–444.

Hegel’s Self-Conscious Woman,’ in Modern Language Quarterly 53, 2 (1992), 173–199.

‘Blood Sin: Syphilis and the Construction of Jewish Identity,’ in Fault Line 1 (1992), 21–48.

The Unmanning of the Wandering Jew,’ in American Imago 49, 2 (1992), 227–262.

Texts provided courtesy of the author.