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Courtisanes et modeles: Representations de la femme juive dans la litterature francaise du dix-neuvieme siecle

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2004
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The realist authors of nineteenth-century France consistently represent the Jewish woman as the epitome of beauty and intelligence. While glorifying her image, this representation betrays a complex system of social and gender bias. By examining selected works of Balzac, the freres Goncourt, and Maupassant, a nuanced transformation can be traced in the representation of the Jewish woman. As a literary figure negotiating a social system that emphasizes her religious identity, she is celebrated, vilified, and ultimately transformed into a heroine by virtue of her courage rather than her physical attributes.
Title: Courtisanes et modeles: Representations de la femme juive dans la litterature francaise du dix-neuvieme siecle.
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Name(s): Silverstein, David.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Munson, Marcella L., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 97 p.
Language(s): French
Summary: The realist authors of nineteenth-century France consistently represent the Jewish woman as the epitome of beauty and intelligence. While glorifying her image, this representation betrays a complex system of social and gender bias. By examining selected works of Balzac, the freres Goncourt, and Maupassant, a nuanced transformation can be traced in the representation of the Jewish woman. As a literary figure negotiating a social system that emphasizes her religious identity, she is celebrated, vilified, and ultimately transformed into a heroine by virtue of her courage rather than her physical attributes.
Identifier: 9780496257379 (isbn), 13157 (digitool), FADT13157 (IID), fau:10018 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2004.
Subject(s): Jewish women--France--History--19th century
France--Ethnic relations
French literature--19th century--History and criticism
Jewish women in literature
Antisemitism--France--19th century
Artists' models in literature
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