Wisse to present Bowen Lecture, Nov. 16
Posted November 11, 2005; 04:49 p.m.
Ruth Wisse of Harvard University will speak on "The Great Jewish Political Experiment: Did the Diaspora Save or Doom the Jews?" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in McCosh 50.
Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and professor of comparative literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard. A leading authority on modern Jewish literature, she is the author of many books, including "The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey Through Literature and Culture," which won a 2003 National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship. Her latest book is "If I Am Not for Myself: The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews."