Philip Roth: Across Cultures, across Disciplines The Philip Roth Society announces a call for papers for the conference “Philip Roth: Across Cultures, across Disciplines” at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland (http://www.unisg.ch). The conference will take place June 13-14 (Friday and Saturday), 2014. Be it his acerbic portrayal of American politics and its impact on ordinary citizens, his constant play with historiography’s fictitiousness, the references to art an
C-SPAN has made available online a recording of the events that took place at the Newark Museum on March 19th, the occasion of Philip Roth’s 80th birthday. As you will see, the first part of the event included speakers discussing Roth’s life and work, and the second part included an address by Roth himself. The recording was originally aired on C-SPAN2 as part of their BookTV programming.
The latest issue of Philip Roth Studies (Vol. 9, No. 1) has just been published, and members of the Roth Society, if they do not already have their copies, should be receiving them soon. This one is a special issue, “Philip Roth between Past and Future,” guest edited by Pia Masiero and with a cover image by Andrea Ventura. The table of contents includes: Editor’s Column – Derek Parker Royal Introduction: Philip Roth between Past and Future – Pia Masiero Philip Roth’s Our Gan