In the shadows of the past: exploring moments of identification with Christ in the works of Anne Duden, Margarethe von Trotta, and Anne Karpf Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Farner Budarz, Sara
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • This work explores moments of identification with Christ, through the imagery of the crucifix and stigmata, in the works of Anne Duden, Margarethe von Trotta, and Anne Karpf. I argue that these moments of identification are pivotal for our understanding of the process of identity formation within a post-Holocaust society. Through extensive analysis of the Christian imagery in the works, I maintain that Christ is configured as a rebellious leader, advocating radical social change, and that by identifying with Christ as rebel, the narrators are able to re-evaluate their identity and establish themselves as active agents with society.
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  • Parkinson, Anna
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