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Rethinking American Jewish Literary Studies in the # MeToo Era (Or: Enough with Philip Roth)
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Arnold Band Distinguished Program in Jewish Studies
Brett Ashley Kaplan (University of Illinois)
Leah Garrett (Hunter College, CUNY)
Benjamin Schreier (Penn State University)
Maeera Y. Schreiber (University of Utah)
Moderator: Dean Franco (Wake Forest University)
Introduction: Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA)
This program brings together leading scholars of American Jewish literature to consider how the field is and should evolve in light of the #MeToo movement and the dizzying diversification of “American Jewish literature” as a category. Our distinguished guests, leaders in the field of American Jewish literature, have published widely in the fields of modern American and modern Jewish literature, Holocaust memory and postmemory, and cultural theory.