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“Philip Roth and Celebrity” at the 2011 MLA Convention

The Philip Roth Society will sponsor a panel discussion at the 2011 Modern Language Association Convention on Saturday, January 8. The title of the panel is “Philip Roth and Celebrity,” and the session will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Platinum Salon I of the J. W. Marriott in Los Angeles, CA. The lineup of the panel is as follows:

Philip Roth and Celebrity

Presiding: Aimee Lynn Pozorski, Central Connecticut State University

  • “Paying Attention to the Man behind the Curtain: Philip Roth and the Dynamics of Written and Unwritten Celebrity,” Derek Parker Royal, Philip Roth Studies

  • “‘The Stars Are Indispensible’: Celebrity, Trauma, and Patriotism in I Married a Communist and Plot against America,” Aimee Lynn Pozorski

  • “‘Into Thin Air’: Celebrity Selfhood in I Married a Communist, Exit Ghost, and The Humbling,” Debra B. Shostak, College of Wooster

Respondent: James David Bloom, Muhlenberg College

For more information on the convention, visit the MLA website at

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