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Representations of the Character of the Jew in the Nineteenth-Century French, German and English Novel, and the Jewish Response

Bartlett, Catherine (2017) Representations of the Character of the Jew in the Nineteenth-Century French, German and English Novel, and the Jewish Response. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent, University of Strasbourg. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This thesis examines the relations between literature and the Bible through the myth of three characters, who construct the collective of 'the Jew' as a dangerous and fascinating Other in the nineteenth-century European mind. It examines the evolution of the representations of these characters, and their convergences and divergences in French, English and German nineteenth-century novels. The mythocritique method, taking into account the collective unconscious, reveals that the chosen characters re-enact three major myths, which demonstrate their vitality, not only in literature and theology, but also in art. A response can be found in comparative Jewish literature to these myths, completing the study and revealing a constructive dialogue and self-examination.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Staehler, Axel
Thesis advisor: Weller, Shane
Thesis advisor: Dethurens, Pascal
Uncontrolled keywords: myth otherness bible art Jewish Christian
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 10:10 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63706 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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