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Book: The Complexity of Conversion

Chapter: The Complexity of Aseneth's Transformation

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.32028


In the ancient novel Joseph and Aseneth, the female Egyptian protagonist undergoes a profound transformation to be able to marry Joseph, the Hebrew patriarch. Aseneth separates herself from her Egyptian traditions and cult and becomes Hebrew. Hartvigsen explores Aseneth’s transformation using insights from theories on conversion and intersectionality.

Chapter Contributors

  • Kirsten Hartvigsen ( - kmhartvigsen) 'Aarhus University'