GSWS563 - BETWEEN POETRY & PRAYER

Our perception of Jewish women around 1800 is shaped by the social and intellectual adventures of Jewish Salonieres and recently re-discovered female writers.The glamorous lives of the romantic writer Dorothea Mendelssohn/Veit/Schlegel and the"German Wollstonecraft" Esther Gad/Bernard/Domeier, the Salonieres Rahel Levin/Varnhagen and Henriette de Lemos/Herz, who were instrumental in spreading Goethe's fame and literature, overshadow the existence of most Jewish women of that period. While the aforementioned women sought realizing their self and their ambitions in gentile society, others asked to fulfull their objectives and aspirations within the others asked to fulfill their objectives and aspirations within the framework and language of traditional Judaism.
M 0200PM-0400PM
HECHT, ANNA LOUISE
WILLIAMS HALL 1
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