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770. Jewish American or Jewish Americas?

Sunday, 12 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Great America, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Jewish American Literature

Presiding: Laurence D. Roth, Susquehanna Univ.

1. "Searching for Identity in the Shadow of America: David Albahari, David Bezmozgis, Assimilation, and the Jewish Canadian Dream," Ellen Feig, Bergen Community Coll. at the Meadowlands, NJ

Ellen Feig's Annotation:
Presentation has been uploaded to the MLA Commons page at

2. "Jews, Slave Empire, and the Caribbean Romance in Antebellum Sensation Fiction," David John Anthony, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale

3. "Sephardism in Caribbean Literature: Derek Walcott's Tiepolo's Hound," Sarah P. Casteel, Carleton Univ.

4. "Artifacts of the Eastern European Jewish Diaspora in the Americas: Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated and Daniel Burman's El abrazo partido," Stephanie Pridgeon, Emory Univ.

For abstracts, visit MLA Commons.


  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

  • no longer used--was Other Literatures, now 126

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