TOC: New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures: Reading and Teaching

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SUNY Press is pleased to announce the March publication of New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures: Reading and Teaching, edited by Victoria Aarons and Holli Levitsky. The book surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.

A volume in the SUNY series in Contemporary Jewish Literature and Culture, edited by Ezra Cappell. Available in hardcover and ebook editions at (a full description is online).


Holli Levitsky

Part I. Reading

1. Black Milk: A Holocaust Metaphor
Eric J. Sundquist

2. The American Voices of Hidden Child Survivors: Coming of Age Out of Time and Place
Phyllis Lassner

3. Reimagining History: Joe Kubert’s Graphic Novel of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Victoria Aarons

4. Alternate Jewish History: Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America and Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
Andrew M. Gordon

5. Reading the Shema: Jewish Literature as World Literature
Naomi B. Sokoloff

6. The “Story Without an Ending”: Art, Midrash, and History in Dara Horn’s The World to Come
Sandor Goodhart

7. Midrash and Social Justice
Sol Neely

Part II. Teaching

8. The Midrashic Legacy
Monica Osborne

9. Anne Frank, Figuration, and the Ethical Imperative
Aimee Pozorski

10. Nathan Englander’s “Anne Frank” and the Future of Jewish America
Hilene Flanzbaum

11. Narrating the Past in a Different Language: Teaching the Holocaust through Third-Generation Fiction
Jessica Lang

12. A Complicated Curriculum: Teaching Holocaust Empathy and Distance to Nontraditional Students
Jeffrey Scott Demsky and N. Ann Rider

13. Teaching Jewish American Literature in a Spanish Context
Gustavo Sanchez Canales

14. Teaching William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice: Understanding the Holocaust
Zygmunt Mazur

15. A novel that dare not speak its name”: Biographical Approaches to Saul Bellow
Judie Newman