This event, scheduled for April 29 at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan, looks very interesting:
Jewish Intellectuals and the Writing Life
"Join prominent critics and intellectuals as they discuss the relationship between literary reputation, intellectualism, and Jewish life now and over the course of the last half century. Participants include Morris Dickstein, Distinguished Professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY; Ruth Franklin, journalist for The New Republic; literary critic, essayist and novelist Daphne Merkin, author of Dreaming of Hitler; Edward Rothstein, cultural critic-at-large for The New York Times; and Steven Zipperstein, Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University and author of Rosenfeld's Lives: Fame, Oblivion, and the Furies of Writing. Co-sponsored by The Center for Jewish Studies, the PhD program in English, and The Leon Levy Center for Biography."
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