The fear of the ‘Other’ and anti-semitism: Representations of the Jews in Punch and Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the light of rising English nationalism, Stephanie Winkler
Othering is a common practice: who am I? In order to answer this question, one must first define who one is not. In nineteenth-century England, one of these 'Others' was the Anglo-Jewry, ever growing due to large masses of immigrants from the East, blamed for threatening the very quintessential, domestic English sphere. In reality, the nation was suffering from the nearing decline of the Empire. It is the aim of this article to examine how depictions in Punch Magazine and Bram Stoker's Dracula shaped the notions of English- and non-Englishness in the light of rising nationalism.