January 27, 2020

Philip Roth’s earliest short stories scandalized Jewish communities, and in 1969, the bestseller Portnoy’s Complaint proved even more shocking. Roth mocks American political scandal in Our Gang; connects sexual excess and artistic provocation in Sabbath’s Theater; and...

January 17, 2020

Roth Society member Danny Anderson's podcast The Sectarian Review featured a conversation on The Plot Against America in the age of Trump. The conversation featured two of Anderson's students and The Book of Nature's Todd Pedlar. It can be heard here:

https://www.s...

January 3, 2020

A reminder that one of Philip Roth's final interviews, perhaps his last one, appeared in Philip Roth Studies. The interview was conducted by Society member Elèna Mortara on December 21, 2017 and appeared in the memorial issue of Philip Roth Studies (click here for a co...

November 21, 2019

Historian Sean Wilentz delivered the fourth annual Philip Roth Lecture, which was given on Nov 4 at the Newark Public Library. A version of his lecture appears in the current New York Review of Books.



https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/11/19/american-slavery-and-the-r...

October 31, 2019

Charles McGrath, who delivered the keynote address at the Roth Society's 2019 conference, has published a version of his address in the current Hudson Review. The essay offers a deeply engaging look at these two writers whose careers were often linked.

https://hudsonre...

October 14, 2019

David Simon discusses his upcoming Plot Against America adaptation at The New Yorker festival:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/david-simon-philip-roth-said-never-confuse-trump-lindbergh-1247241

October 12, 2019

The French journal Implications Philosophiques is planning a special issue on Philip Roth. The special dossier will be interested in the quasi-philosophical inquiry Roth conducts in his novels, with literary rather than philosophical techniques. It will look at how Rot...

September 20, 2019

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for the submitting an abstract for our proposed seminar, "Philip Roth’s Succès de Scandale,” at ACLA is this Monday, Sept 23. You may submit your abstract at https://www.acla.org/“philip-roth’s-succès-de-scandale”. The site wi...

August 22, 2019

CFP: 2019 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student papers written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s work.

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