Philip Roth Society Panels at the 2013 ALA

May 13, 2013

This year at the 24th annual American Literature Association Conference, the Philip Roth Society will sponsor two sessions and hold its annual business meeting.  This year’s event will take place on May 23-26, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.  The schedule for the events is:


Friday May 24, 2013 – 11:10 – 12:30

Session 9-O Philip Roth in Retirement: A Roundtable Discussion (Parliament 7th Floor)

Moderator: David Gooblar, Mount Mercy University

1.Kasia Boddy, Cambridge University

2.Ken Gordon, Independent Scholar

3.Timothy Parrish, Florida State University

4.Aimee Pozorski, Central Connecticut State University


 Saturday May 25, 2013 – 9:30-10:50am

Session 15-E Philip Roth and Narrative (St George D 3rd Floor)

Chair: Miriam Jaffe-Foger, Rutgers University

1. “‘An Astonishing Farce of Misperception’: A Comparison of American Pastoral and Tevye the Dairyman, or Philip Roth’s Epilogue to Fiddler on the Roof,” Joseph Perr, Independent Scholar

2. “‘the illusion of life’: Re-thinking the Relationship Between Zuckerman as an Artist and Ira as a Propagandist in I Married a Communist,” Andy Connolly, Pace University

3. “‘Life is and’: The Counterlife’s Invitation to Reading as Hospitality,” Frederick Coye Heard, University of Texas at Austin

4. “The End of an Era: Late Style and Holocaust Memory in Philip Roth’s Exit Ghost,” Anthony Wexler, Johns Hopkins University


Saturday May 25, 2013 – 11:00-12:20 am

Business Meeting: Philip Roth Society (Courier 7th Floor)


For more information on the conference, visit the American Literature Association website.

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