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Philip Roth, the Modern Jewish Predicament, and Tough Talk

On Monday, March 18, literary critic Adam Kirsch, communications scholar Liel Leibovitz, and professor of Jewish Civilization Jacques Berlinerblau talked about Philip Roth’s prodigious fictional output and its attendant provocations. Aside from assessing his contributions to literature, this panel also scrutinized Roth’s survey of the modern Jewish predicament. The event also turned into a chance to listen to Liel Leibovitz and Adam Kirsch duke it out over Philip Roth’s legacy while Jacques Berlinerblau calmly mediated.

The event was co-sponsored by The Posen Foundation and the Jewish Cultural Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement. It was made possible by the generous support of The Posen Foundation.

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