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Friday, 29 December

415. The Ethics of Holocaust Representation in Contemporary Jewish American Fiction

10:15–11:30 a.m., Grand Ballroom Salon K, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Jewish American Literature

Presiding: Ezra Cappell, Univ. of Texas, El Paso

1. “Art Out of Absence in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated,” Adam Sol, Laurentian Univ., Georgian Coll.

2. “‘So That Speaking Might Not Stop at the Word’: The Function of Silence in Representing the Holocaust,” Monica Osborne, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette

3. “The Ethics of Before: Contemporary Jewish American Holocaust Fiction and the Imaginary Childhood,” Jennifer Glaser, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Respondent: Evelyn Avery, Towson Univ.

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