Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Conference - Book Program 2018
Drs. Holli Levitsky and Monica Osborne, Directors
Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Conference
Many thanks to our visiting scholars and presenters for the 2018 conference for submitting information about how to access recent publications, and with special thanks to South Florida's leading bookseller, BooksandBooks, for giving our 2018 attendees a 20% discount on all books. Please enter the code "JAHLC" in the comment field of your order when checking out. The bookseller processing your order will deduct 20% when the order is completed.
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The Edward Lewis Wallant Award was founded by the family of Dr. Irving and Fran Waltman in 1963 and is supported by the University of Hartford's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. It is given annually to an American writer, preferably early in his or her career, whose fiction is considered significant for American Jews.
Master storyteller and literary stylist Bernard Malamud is considered one of the top three most influential postwar American Jewish writers, having established a voice and a presence for other authors in the literary canon.
Despite its centrality to its field, there is no consensus regarding what rhetorical theory is and why it matters. The Ethical Fantasy of Rhetorical Theory presents a critical examination of rhetorical theory throughout history, in order to develop a unifying vision for the field.For price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.comISBN: 9780791433584Availability: NOPublished: State University of New York Press - April 25th, 1997
Focusing on the novels and films of daughters and sons of Holocaust survivors, this book sheds light on the relationship between the Holocaust and contemporary Jewish identity.For price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.comISBN: 9780791462102Availability: NOPublished: State University of New York Press - September 22nd, 2004
Challenging the notion that Jewish American and Holocaust literature have exhausted their limits, this volume reexamines these closely linked traditions in light of recent postmodern theory.$23.05ISBN: 9781438460765Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: State University of New York Press - January 2nd, 2017
Figures of Memory examines how the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, uses its space and the design of its exhibits to "move" its visitors to memory. From the objects and their placement to the architectural design of the building and the floor plan, the USHMM was meant to teach visitors about the Holocaust.$13.95ISBN: 9780982708422Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Last Light Studio - January 2011
A high-ranking Nazi's wife and a Jewish doctor in prewar Berlin. A Jewish immigrant soldier and the German POWs he is assigned to supervise. A refugee returning to Europe for the first time and the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. A son of survivors and technology's potential to reveal long-held family secrets.$60.50ISBN: 9780801450877Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Cornell University Press - June 5th, 2012
In Race, Rights, and Recognition, Dean J. Franco explores the work of recent Jewish American writers, many of whom have taken unpopular stances on social issues, distancing themselves from the politics and public practice of multiculturalism.$24.00ISBN: 9780801860225Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - March 19th, 1999
"If the Holocaust, as image and symbol, seems to have sprung loose from its origins, it does not mean we should decry Americanization; rather, the pervasive presence of representations of the Holocaust in our culture demands responsible evaluation and interpretation."--from the Introduction$29.99ISBN: 9780814344132Availability: Here in MiamiPublished: Wayne State University Press - November 13th, 2017
Most Polish Jews who survived the Second World War did not go to concentration camps, but were banished by Stalin to the remote prison settlements and Gulags of the Soviet Union. Less than ten percent of Polish Jews came out of the war alive-the largest population of Jews who endured-for whom Soviet exile was the main chance for survival. Ellen G.$47.94ISBN: 9781501350818Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Bloomsbury Academic - February 21st, 2019
"I died at Auschwitz," French writer Charlotte Delbo asserts, "and nobody knows it." M bian Nights: Reading Literature and Darkness develops a new understanding of literary reading: that in the wake of disasters like the Holocaust, death remains a premise of our experience rather than a future.For price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.comISBN: 9781557788771Availability: NOPublished: Paragon House Publishers - November 2010
"Stunningly brilliant, standard-setting for scholarship in the field, Henry Greenspan's 2010 version of On Listening to Holocaust Survivors transcends the path-breaking first edition by putting into bold relief the insights that emerge from his more than thirty years of intensive collaboration with Holocaust survivors.For price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.comISBN: 9781934137536Availability: NOPublished: Bellevue Literary Press - Bellevue Literary P - October 2nd, 2012
"Elegant" --Marie Claire"Funny and revelatory." --New York Times Book Review "Deeply accessible, deeply moving." --Los Angeles Times$14.95ISBN: 9781934137826Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Bellevue Literary Press - October 14th, 2014
Best Translated Book Award Longlist"Offer s] surprise and revelation at every turn." --Reader's Digest "Eduardo Halfon is a brilliant storyteller." --DANIEL ALARC N, author of At Night We Walk in Circles
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World Literature Today Holiday Gift Guide Recommendation$43.19ISBN: 9780814339671Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Wayne State University Press - October 16th, 2017
Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema is a feminist study of Israel's film industry and the changes that have occurred since the 1990s. Working in feminist film theory, the book adopts a cultural studies approach, considering the creation of a female-centered and thematically feminist film culture in light of structural and ideological shifts in Israeli society.$39.95ISBN: 9780814338032Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Wayne State University Press - December 17th, 2012
The year 1978 marked Israel's entry into Lebanon, which led to the long-term military occupation of non-sovereign territory and the long, costly war in Lebanon.$28.00ISBN: 9780801877452Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - September 15th, 2003
Since Theodor Adorno's attack on the writing of poetry "after Auschwitz," artists and theorists have faced the problem of reconciling the moral enormity of the Nazi genocide with the artist's search for creative freedom. In Holocaust Representation, Berel Lang addresses the relation between ethics and art in the context of contemporary discussions of the Holocaust.$21.95ISBN: 9780253217288Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Indiana University Press - January 18th, 2005
These essays are extremely well written, with the clarity and accessibility that one has come to expect from Berel Lang, one of the most respected and significant philosophers writing about the Holocaust and its impact." --Michael L. Morgan$27.83ISBN: 9780812248852Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - December 13th, 2016
The term "genocide"--"group killing"--which first appeared in Raphael Lemkin's 1944 book, Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, had by 1948 established itself in international law through the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Since then the charge of genocide has been both widely applied but also contested.For price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.comISBN: 9780813589916Availability: NOPublished: Rutgers University Press - August 24th, 2017There are thousands of books that represent the Holocaust, but can, and should, the act of reading these works convey the events of genocide to those who did not experience it?$29.00ISBN: 9781618115164Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Academic Studies Press - June 2016
This volume provides for the first time a collection of writing that investigates the stories and struggles of survivors in the context of the Jewish resort culture of the Catskills, through new and existing works of fiction and memoir by writers who spent their youths there.$18.99ISBN: 9781641840170Availability: Here in MiamiPublished: West Lake Books - October 15th, 2018
". . . provides a fresh take not only on the Holocaust, but also the proper response to the seemingly inerasable stain left by profound anguish . . . A moving and original contribution to an inexhaustible body of literature." --Kirkus Reviews$17.80ISBN: 9781988040417Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Tightrope Books, Inc. - November 2018In You and Me, Belonging, Aaron Kreuter explores our contemporary world with insight, originality, and empathy. The stories in this debut collection are brimming with characters striving to fit in, to find their place in the world, to belong. A Jewish waitress has an affair with a Palestinian chef. A one-percenter self-destructs when he becomes obsessed with mastering the guitar.$13.99ISBN: 9780061995187Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Harper Perennial - August 17th, 2010
“These poems are so generous, so bright and sharp, so funny and winning, they feel immense.”
—Paul GuestFor price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.comISBN: 9781934695258Availability: NOPublished: Anhinga Press - December 2010
Poetry. Second Edition. Poetry. Winner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry.For price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.comISBN: 9781934695234Availability: NOPublished: Anhinga Press - March 7th, 2011
Poetry. "These cool, hot poems about women and girls in danger and on the prowl, coming of age and being of age, are full ofstartling detail and vivid setting. Meitner's range, wit, compassion and her alertness to the moments where domestic and collective experience intersect, make these poems memorable. This book is a seriously good read" Daisy Fried.$16.99ISBN: 9780062467485Availability: Here in MiamiPublished: Harper Perennial - October 2nd, 2018
"A Masterpiece."—The New York Times Book Review (editor's choice)$47.94ISBN: 9780271065588Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Penn State University Press - June 2018
In Imagining the Kibbutz, Ranen Omer-Sherman explores the literary and cinematic representations of the socialist experiment that became history's most successfully sustained communal enterprise. Inspired in part by the kibbutz movement's recent commemoration of its centennial, this study responds to a significant gap in scholarship.$90.00ISBN: 9781498564908Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Lexington Books - December 6th, 2017
Since the end of World War II we have witnessed countless artistic responses to the Holocaust, yet we remain unable to adequately address the atrocities.For price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.comISBN: 9780814345825Availability: NOPublished: Wayne State University Press - November 12th, 2018
No Place in Time: The Hebraic Myth in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature examines how the Hebraic myth, in which Jewishness became a metaphor for an ancient, pre-Christian past, was reimagined in nineteenth-century American realism.For price, please email Orders@booksandbooks.comISBN: 9781558499225Availability: NOPublished: University of Massachusetts Press - January 19th, 2012
Ralph Ellison has long been admired as the author of one of the most important American novels of the twentieth century, Invisible Man. Yet he has also been dismissed by some critics as a writer who only published one major work of fiction and a black intellectual out of touch with his times.$48.29ISBN: 9781107648210Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Cambridge University Press - July 10th, 2013
Among the topics explored in this book are ways of viewing the soul, the relation between body and soul, environmentalist thought, the phenomenon of torture, and the philosophical and theological warrants for genocide.$33.59ISBN: 9781107644953Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Cambridge University Press - October 9th, 2018$99.00ISBN: 9781438470054Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: State University of New York Press - June 2018
Many books focus on issues of Holocaust representation, but few address why the Holocaust in particular poses such a representational problem. David Patterson draws from Emmanuel Levinas's contention that the Good cannot be represented. He argues that the assault on the Good is equally nonrepresentable and this nonrepresentable aspect of the Holocaust is its distinguishing feature.$28.75ISBN: 9781479895847Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: New York University Press - June 12th, 2015
He destroys in order to create. In a sweeping critique of the field, Benjamin Schreier resituates Jewish Studies in order to make room for a critical study of identity and identification.$141.75ISBN: 9781107010277Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Cambridge University Press - April 30th, 2019
Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice occupies a unique place in world culture. As the fictional, albeit iconic, character of Shylock has been interpreted as exotic outsider, social pariah, melodramatic villain and tragic victim, the play, which has been performed and read in dozens of languages, has served as a lens for examining ideas and images of the Jew at various historical moments.$24.15ISBN: 9781438467221Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: State University of New York Press - July 2nd, 2018
Jewish American immigrants and their children have been stereotyped as exceptional educational achievers, with attendance at prestigious universities leading directly to professional success. In College Bound, Dan Shiffman uses literary accounts to show that American Jews' relationship with education was in fact far more complex.$19.95ISBN: 9780815609971Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Syracuse University Press - April 30th, 2012
In 1987 a young Jewish man, the central figure in this captivating book, leaves Moscow for good with his parents. They celebrate their freedom in opulent Vienna and spend two months in Rome and the coastal resort of Ladispoli. While waiting in Europe for a U.S. refugee visa, the book's twenty-year-old poet quenches his thirst for sexual and cultural discovery.$29.95ISBN: 9781558497955Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: University of Massachusetts Press - September 15th, 2009
A probing study of the various forms of Holocaust memorialization.$29.95ISBN: 9780813574028Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)Published: Rutgers University Press - November 2015The Holocaust has bequeathed to contemporary society a cultural lexicon of intensely powerful symbols, a vocabulary of remembrance that we draw on to comprehend the otherwise incomprehensible horror of the Shoah.