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Kathrin Wittler

Morgenländischer Glanz

Eine deutsche jüdische Literaturgeschichte (1750–1850)

[Ex Oriente Lux. A German Jewish Literary History (1750–1850).]

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How did Orientalism condition German Jewish writing and its reception? Kathrin Wittler reconstructs the role of literary aesthetics in the transformation of Jewish traditions between 1750 and 1850, covering a wide array of authors from Moses Mendelssohn and Naphtali Herz Wessely to Heinrich Heine and Fanny Lewald.
How did Orientalism condition German Jewish writing and its reception? Kathrin Wittler reconstructs the role of literary aesthetics in the transformation of Jewish traditions between 1750 and 1850. Covering a wide array of authors from Moses Mendelssohn and Naphtali Herz Wessely to Heinrich Heine and Fanny Lewald, Kathrin Wittler investigates literary experiments with different languages and scriptural systems and with varying poetic forms and rhetorical styles. Jewish authors, the literary analysis shows, defined the realm of their poetic imagination through figures of mediation between East and West, infusing their European standpoint with the splendor of the Orient.
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Kathrin Wittler Geboren 1985; Freiwilligendienst mit Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste am Leo Baeck Institut London; Studium der Germanistik und Orientalistik in Berlin und Tel Aviv; 2016 Promotion; wiss. Mitarbeiterin am Peter Szondi-Institut für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin.

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