Sunday, 09 January
700. Theorizing Jewish American Life Writing
8:30–9:45 a.m., Platinum Salon G, J. W. Marriott
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Jewish American Literature
Presiding: Laurence D. Roth, Susquehanna Univ.
1. “The Color of Jewish: A Relational Perspective on Ethnic and Autobiographic Writing in James McBride’s The Color of Water,” Abraham Rubin, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York
2. “From Medieval Sepharad to Contemporary North America: Rebecca Goldstein’s Autobiographical Encounter with Spinoza,” Yael Halevi-Wise, McGill Univ.
3. “The New-Journalist Life Writer: Jewishness and the Construction of the Self in Norman Mailer’s Life Writing,” Matthew Kriz, Univ. of Calgary