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Saturday, 27 December

117. American Jewish Literature: Its Founders, Their Contemporaries, and Their Followers

7:00–8:15 p.m., Pacific Suite E, Marriott

Program arranged by the American Association of Professors of Yiddish

Presiding: Ann R. Shapiro, State Univ. of New York, Farmingdale

1. “From Malamud to Shteyngart: The Evolution of Jewish American Fiction,” Ezra Cappell, Univ. of Texas, El Paso

2. “Midrash, Tradition, and the Holocaust: A Reexamination of the Work of Cynthia Ozick,” Monica Osborne, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette

3. “Arthur A. Cohen’s Debt to Elie Wiesel,” Emily Kopley, Stanford Univ.

Respondent: Evelyn Avery, Towson Univ.

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