Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literature
One of Fanny Lewald's first published works, the 1841 Modernes Märchen, stands out for being a fairy tale in the bibliography of an author not normally known for works of the fantastic. Nonetheless, it is a window into the development of Lewald's social criticism, exploring issues of women's emancipation through a blend of realism and fantasy. This thesis analyzes how Fanny Lewald's story of a young girl's courtship by two fish in the guise of men demonstrates both the potential for women's emancipation as well as its limits.
Bloom, Robert Emile, "Emancipation and Compensation in Fanny Lewald's Modernes Märchen" (2014). Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 18.