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132A. The Futures of Jewish American Literature: Celebrating the New Studies in American Jewish Literature

Thursday, 5 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 303, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Benjamin Schreier, Penn State Univ., University Park

Speakers: Dean Joseph Franco, Wake Forest Univ.; Jonathan E. Freedman, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Daniel Itzkovitz, Stonehill Coll.; Dalia Kandiyoti, Coll. of Staten Island, City Univ. of New York; Michael P. Kramer, Bar-Ilan Univ.; Laurence D. Roth, Susquehanna Univ.; Maeera Yaffa Shreiber, Univ. of Utah

Session Description:

Jewish American literature is a booming field these days, as an area both of literary production and of academic inquiry. Studies in American Jewish Literature has been since 1975 the leading journal in the field. As its founding editor, Dan Walden, steps down this year, this roundtable offers the new editorial board an opportunity to examine the futures open to Jewish American literary study.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • American Literature – General

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

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