The Complexity of Aseneth's Transformation
The Complexity of Conversion - Intersectional Perspectives on Religious Change in Antiquity and Beyond - Valérie Nicolet
Kirsten Marie Hartvigsen [+]
University of Oslo
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.