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Celebrating Jewish-American Writers



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The Jewish Studies Department of Princeton University, to celebrate an exhibit at The Firestone Library and the Milberg Collection of Jewish-American Writers, hosted a remarkable international conference, on October 21-23, 2001. This site has NO relation to Princeton or the conference, other than the fact that we attended the conference and digested its offerings. Below are some of the books by authors who spoke at the conference.

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The speakers included Max Apple, Melvin Jules Bukiet, E. L. Doctorow, Will Eisner, Leslie Epstein, Jules Feiffer, Rebecca Goldstein, Alan Isler, Ben Katchor, Irena Klepfisz, Tony Kushner (no-show), Daniel Mendelsohn, Alicia Ostriker, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Robert Pinsky, Thane Rosenbaum, Susan Sontag, Art Spiegelman, Wendy Wasserstein, C. K. Williams, and Jonathan Wilson.


On the first day of the conference, the following authors read from their works: Tony Kushner (no-show), Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Robert Pinsky, Susan Sontag, C. K. Williams

Their books include:

[paley collected] [paley begin again] [paley just as I thought] [paley cassette a conversation with my father]








[marge piercy The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems With a Jewish Theme collected] [piercy early grrrl] [piercy] [kushner dybbuk]








[pinsky collected] [pinsky jersey rain] [c k williams] [c k william misgivings]








The Keynote was then given by Wendy Wasserstein

Her books include:

[wasserstein shiksa goddess] [heidi chronicles] [sisters]








On the second day of the conference, the following authors discussed the following:
Fictions of Identity
Chair: Michael Wood
Robert Alter, "Philip Roth's American Trilogy"
Sidra Dekoven Ezrahi, "American Diaspora: The Tragical-Comedy of Impersonation"
Alvin Rosenfeld, "Jewish Writers and Readers"

Their books include:

[alter] [alter genesis] [roth human stain] [roth portnoy]








[sidra ezrahi] [alvin rosenfeld] [booking passage sidra] [canon and creativity]








This was followed by
Yiddish America
Chair: Barbara Mann
Kathryn Hellerstein, "Translating and Selecting: A Norton Anthology of Jewish American Literature"
Hana Wirth-Nesher, "Passing in The Promised Land"
Irena Klepfisz, "Women and Yiddish"
Jeffrey Shandler, "Materializing the Mother Tongue"

Their books include:

[hellestein] [book] [book] [canon and creativity]








[klep] [book] [book] [book]








This was followed by
Authors Reading from Their Works
Max Apple
Rebecca Goldstein
Alan Isler
Alicia Ostriker
Jonathan Wilson
Their books include:

[gootie max apple] [max apple roommates] [max apple the oranging of america and other stories] [goldtsein the properties of light]








[klep] [mazel] [alan isler clerical errors] [alan isler prince of west end avenue]








[alicia ostriker] [alicia ostriker nakedness of the fathers] [schoom] [the hiding room]








In the evening, a keynote address was given by E L Doctorow
His books include:

[doctorow city of god ] [doctorow] [doctorow] [doctorow billy bathgate]








In the evening, a slide presentation was given by Ben Katchor
His books include:

[katchor 1] [katchor] [katchor] [katchor]








On Tuesday morning, the following presentations occurred
American Ironies
Chair: Deborah Nord
James Atlas, "Bellow's Legacy"
Morris Dickstein, "Weapons of the Spirit: Contemporary Jewish Writing"
Daniel Mendelsohn, "Ghetto, Shmetto: Jews, Gays, and the Paradoxes of Cultural Identity"
Their books include:

[atlas on bellow] [atlas on schwartz] [dickstein] [daniel mendelsohn the elusive embrace]








Later that day, the following was presentated
The Holocaust From Here
Chair: Froma I. Zeitlin
Mr. Leslie Epstein, "The Uniqueness of the Holocaust"
Melvin Jules Bukiet, "Nothing Makes You Free"
Thane Rosenbaum, "The Golems of Gotham"
James Young, "After-Images of the Holocaust"
Their books include:

[zeitlin] [epstein] [epstein goldkorn] [bukiet]








[bukiet] [bukiet sex] [golems of gotham] [second hand smoke]








[james young] [james young]








Later that day, the following presentation occurred
COMIX
Chair: James Young (I think they were expected Michael Chabon)
Round Table
Will Eisner
Jules Feiffer
Art Spiegelman
Their graphic books include:

[chabon] [eisner] [eisner] [city people eisner dropsie avenue]








[feiffer] [feiffer] [maus] [spiegelman]






















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