Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Conference

Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Conference - Book Program 2018

Drs.  Holli Levitsky and Monica Osborne, Directors

Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Conference

www.jahlit.org

 

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.

 

Please note that though you may order a number of books at one time, you may actually receive them at different times, since they will be (most likely) coming from different publishers. 

It is reasonable to expect to receive your books within two weeks. 

 

We thank you in advance for your patience and appreciate your patronage.

 

Aaron Curtis

aaron@BooksandBooks.com 

New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction Cover Image
By Victoria Aarons (Editor), Avinoam J. Patt (Editor), Mark Shechner (Editor)
$43.19
ISBN: 9780814340554
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Published: Wayne State University Press - December 8th, 2014

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.


Bernard Malamud: A Centennial Tribute Cover Image
By Victoria Aarons (Editor), Gustavo S. Canales (Editor)
$43.19
ISBN: 9780814341148
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Published: Wayne State University Press - September 12th, 2016

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.


The Ethical Fantasy of Rhetorical Theory (Composition, Literacy, and Culture) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822965367
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - August 7th, 2018

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.


Children of Job: American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust (Suny Series) Cover Image
$31.95
ISBN: 9780791433584
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Published: 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.


Jewish American and Holocaust Literature: Representation in the Postmodern World (Suny Series on Modern Jewish Literature and Culture) Cover Image
By Alan L. Berger (Editor), Gloria L. Cronin (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780791462102
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Published: 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.


Figures of Memory: The Rhetoric of Displacement at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Cover Image
$23.05
ISBN: 9781438460765
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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.


Quiet Americans Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780982708422
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Published: Last Light Studio - January 1st, 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.


Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature Since 1969 Cover Image
$60.50
ISBN: 9780801450877
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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.


The Americanization of the Holocaust Cover Image
By Hilene Flanzbaum (Editor)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780801860225
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Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - February 9th, 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


Seven, a Family Holocaust Story Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780814344132
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Published: 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.


Möbian Nights: Reading Literature and Darkness (Violence) Cover Image
By Sandor Goodhart, Chris Fleming (Editor), Joel Hodge (Editor)
$45.94
ISBN: 9781501350818
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - February 21st, 2019

On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Beyond Testimony Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781557788771
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Published: Paragon House Publishers - November 1st, 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.


The Polish Boxer Cover Image
By Eduardo Halfon, Thomas Bunstead (Translator), Lisa Dillman (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781934137536
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - October 2nd, 2012

"Elegant" --Marie Claire

"Funny and revelatory." --New York Times Book Review

"Deeply accessible, deeply moving." --Los Angeles Times


Monastery Cover Image
By Eduardo Halfon, Lisa Dillman (Translator), Daniel Hahn (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781934137826
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - October 14th, 2014

Best Translated Book Award Longlist
Reader's Digest Great New Book
World Literature Today Holiday Gift Guide Recommendation

"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


Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780814339671
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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.


Narratives of Dissent: War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture Cover Image
By Ranen Omer-Sherman (Editor), Rachel S. Harris (Editor)
$47.99
ISBN: 9780814338032
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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.


Holocaust Representation: Art Within the Limits of History and Ethics Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780801877452
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Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - August 11th, 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.


Post-Holocaust: Interpretation, Misinterpretation, and the Claims of History (Jewish Literature & Culture) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780253217288
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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


Genocide: The Act as Idea (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812248852
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Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - November 15th, 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.


Textual Silence: Unreadability and the Holocaust Cover Image
$38.45
ISBN: 9780813589916
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Published: Rutgers University Press - August 24th, 2017

There 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?


Summer Haven: The Catskills, the Holocaust, and the Literary Imagination (Jews of Poland) Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781618115164
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Published: Academic Studies Press - May 1st, 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.


Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey Into the Holocaust Cover Image
By Ellen Korman Mains, Richard Reoch (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781641840170
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Published: 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


You and Me, Belonging Cover Image
$17.80
ISBN: 9781988040417
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Published: Tightrope Books, Inc. - November 1st, 2018

In 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.


Ideal Cities: Poems (National Poetry Series) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780061995187
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 17th, 2010

“These poems are so generous, so bright and sharp, so funny and winning, they feel immense.”
—Paul Guest


Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781934695258
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Published: Anhinga Press - December 1st, 2010

Poetry. Second Edition. Poetry. Winner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry.


Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781934695234
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Published: 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.


The Ruined House: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062467485
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 2nd, 2018

"A Masterpiece."The New York Times Book Review (editor's choice)


Imagining the Kibbutz: Visions of Utopia in Literature and Film (Dimyonot: Jews and the Cultural Imagination) Cover Image
$47.94
ISBN: 9780271065588
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Published: Penn State University Press - June 1st, 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.


Midrashic Impulse and the Contemporary Literary Response to Trauma (Lexington Studies in Jewish Literature) Cover Image
$90.00
ISBN: 9781498564908
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Published: Lexington Books - December 15th, 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.


No Place in Time: The Hebraic Myth in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780814345825
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Published: 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.


Ralph Ellison and the Genius of America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558499225
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Published: 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.


Genocide in Jewish Thought Cover Image
$48.29
ISBN: 9781107648210
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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.


Anti-Semitism and Its Metaphysical Origins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781107644953
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Published: Cambridge University Press - October 9th, 2018

The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable: Literary and Photographic Transcendence (Suny Series in Contemporary Jewish Thought) Cover Image
$99.00
ISBN: 9781438470054
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Published: State University of New York Press - June 1st, 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.


The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History Cover Image
$28.75
ISBN: 9781479895847
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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.


Wrestling with Shylock: Jewish Responses to the Merchant of Venice Cover Image
By Edna Nahshon (Editor), Michael Shapiro (Editor)
$141.75
ISBN: 9781107010277
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Published: Cambridge University Press - March 10th, 2017

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.


College Bound: The Pursuit of Education in Jewish American Literature, 1896-1944 (Suny Series in Contemporary Jewish Literature and Culture) Cover Image
$24.15
ISBN: 9781438467221
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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.


Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780815609971
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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.


Committed to Memory Cover Image
$35.94
ISBN: 9781558497955
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - September 15th, 2009

A probing study of the various forms of Holocaust memorialization.


Holocaust Icons: Symbolizing the Shoah in History and Memory Cover Image
$36.25
ISBN: 9780813574028
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Published: Rutgers University Press - November 1st, 2015

The 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.