THIS ESSAY ARGUES THAT conversion in The Merchant of Venice serves as a nexus in which tensions between a universalizing Christianity and the nascent particularities of race and nation collide, and that these tensions become legible especially through the play's discourse of blood.
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Janet Adelman; Her Father's Blood: Race, Conversion, and Nation in The Merchant of Venice. Representations 1 February 2003; 81 (1): 4–30. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2003.81.1.4
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