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Nathan the Wise

Primary text:

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim, Two Jewish Plays: The Jews, Nathan the Wise, translated and introduced by Noel Clark (London, Oberon Books, 2011).

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Secondary reading (list to be continued):

Robertson, Ritchie (ed.), Lessing and the German Enlightenment, (Oxford: Voltaire, 2013)

Robertson, Ritchie, "Dies hohe Lied der Duldung"? The Ambiguities of Toleration in Lessing's "Die Juden and Nathan der Weise", in The Modern Language Review, Vol. 93, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 105-120.

Seminar programme

week 7

Lecture week 7: Antisemitism and the ambiguities of Enlightenment; Lessing's Nathan the Wise

week 8

Seminar questions week 8