American Jewish Culture: ‘Fresh Vitality in Every Direction’

Sun, Apr 7, 2013, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Speaker(s): 

Lapidus Family Fund Conference in American Jewish Studies

7:30 pm Keynote: “American Jewish storytelling: King David, Grace Paley, Philip Roth and Me”
Francine Prose, author of My American Life

Presenters:
  • 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 Rubenstein, American Literature and Jewish Studies, Hampshire College
  • Jeffrey Shandler, Jewish Studies, Rutgers University
Conference organizer:

Esther Schor, associate chair, Department of English; chair, Committee on American Jewish Studies