Lapidus Family Fund in American Jewish Studies
Thanks to a recent grant by Sidney and Ruth Lapidus and their family, the Program collaborates with the Program in Judaic Studies to offer courses and events related to American Jewish Studies.
Professor Esther Schor, Department of English, is Chair of the Committee on American Jewish Studies.
April 7, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lapidus Family Fund Conference in American Jewish Studies
'Fresh Vitality in Every Direction'
on the Princeton University Campus
Keynote by Francine Prose
author of My American Life
"American Jewish storytelling: King David, Grace Paley, Philip Roth and me"
Jonathan Freedman, Frankel Institute for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan
Eric Goldstein, History and Jewish Studies; Editor of American Jewish History, Emory University
Jonathan Karp, American Jewish Historical Society
Josh Lambert, Academic Director, The Yiddish Book Center
Tony Michels, Department of History, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Alana Newhouse, Editor-in-Chief, Tablet Magazine
Rachel Rubinstein, American Literature and Jewish Studies, Hampshire College
Professor Esther Schor, Associate Chair, Department of English; Chair, Committee on American Jewish Studies
Conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
LINK to registration.
Language and Literature, University of Michigan
Law and Liberty; Director, Program in American Studies
ENG 356/ JDS 377/ AMS 378
Topics in American Literature: American Jewish Writers
American Jewish writers are known to adopt a variety of personae: they may write as exiles, as citizens, as provocateurs, among other figures. Why these strategies—and what sort of mark have they left on the rich body of writing we have before us? on American letters? on modern Jewish literature? We’ll address these questions while considering the historic sweep of American Jewish writing from the 18th to the 21st centuries.