publication . Article . 2004

Darstellungen von Juden in der dänischen Erzählliteratur des poetischen Realismus

Stefanie von Schnurbein;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004 Journal: Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies, volume 25, issue 1, pages 57-78 (issn: 0348-1646, eissn: 2343-4929, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Donner Institute
Between 1820 and 1850, nearly all major Danish authors (e.g. B.S. Ingemann, C. Hauch, H.C. Andersen, Th. Gyllembourg and St. St. Blicher) chose Jewish characters, mainly “noble Jews”, as protagonists for short stories and novels. This “boom” was on the one hand a direct rejection of the overtly anti-Semitic discussions in the literary jodefejden of 1813 and a reaction to the pogrom like attacks on Jews in Denmark in 1819. It can thus be understood as a favorable contribution to the discussions on Jewish emancipation in Denmark. On the other hand, this article demonstrates how the Jewish literary characters serve as the stereotypical “Other” that has to be assimi...
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