April 1, 2020

Wanted to share the news of two recent publications from Society members. Daniel Goodman's review of David Simon's adaptation of The Plot Against America appeared in The Washington Examiner, and Brett Ashley Kaplan's article, “Trump and the 'Jewish Question,” which als...

March 23, 2020

Recommended reading from Society Members Richard Sheehan and Jim Bloom on Roth's final novel and our current crisis:


https://voxpopulisphere.com/2020/03/18/ben-martin-covid-19-and-philip-roths-nemesis/?fbclid=IwAR1eDtIhml6Q9ckuyQWQiDfxVICsQbtzZvoGAEYBJWJGuoroonbH8UMiNW...

March 23, 2020

Some good reading (and viewing) for our socially distanced times. Society member Jacques Berlinerblau has just published a review of The Plot Against America on LitHub. The Review can be found here:

https://lithub.com/hbos-the-plot-against-america-betrays-philip-roth-wi...

March 9, 2020

Philip Roth Studies 16.1 is headed to press and should be out soon. The special issue, entitled "Roth Remembered," is edited by Matthew Shipe and Andy Connolly and features a number of international Roth scholars as well as work by the acclaimed novelist Elisa Albert,...

March 9, 2020

Charles McGrath, who delivered the keynote address at last April's "Roth Remembered" conference, has a piece in The New York Times on the David Simon's adaptation of The Plot Against America. The story can be found here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/05/arts/televisio...

February 28, 2020

Bonhams auction house in New York has two important manuscript collections of Roth material coming up for sale on March 6. The separate collections are from close Roth friends: Barbara Sproul who was the dedicatee of The Great American Novel and the basis for at least...

February 28, 2020

The Newark Public Library is hosting two fundraising events for the Roth Library. The first is on a Saturday, April 25th. It is a(n updated) tour of Roth’s Newark, followed by a display of materials that have come to us so far for the personal library — a kind of sneak...

February 21, 2020

Entertainment Weekly gives David Simon's adaptation of The Plot Against America a rave review. The six episode miniseries debts March 16 on HBO. See the full review here:

https://ew.com/tv-reviews/2020/02/18/plot-against-america-review/?fbclid=IwAR3MSUVZ63frY5Nj_i81Tf...

February 19, 2020

Congratulations to Luke Heister, who won this year's Siegel McDaniel Award for his essay, "The Consequences of the Sin of Informing: Philip Roth and Commentary." Luke is a Ph.D. candidate in English literature at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. His work explores how t...

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...

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