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Orientalistische Namenspolitik im 19. Jahrhundert

Zur antiromantischen und antijüdischen Funktion des Namens Isidorus Morgenländer in der Posse Unser Verkehr

Kathrin Wittler

Abstract

While the antisemitic impact of Sessa’s popular farce Unser Verkehr (1813) is well-known to historians of nineteenth-century literature and theatre, a careful contextualization of the notorious name of one of its characters – Isidorus Morgenländer – within the orientalist discourses of the time reveals that this play has not only anti-Jewish, but also anti-romantic tendencies. The reactions to Sessa’s play confirm this bidirectionality and the enhancing effects it had.

Published Online: 2019-11-14
Published in Print: 2019-11-08

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