The "Roth Remembered" Conference is just a few weeks away. Down below is the conference schedule. A reminder about registration. The conference registration fee is $150 ( $75 for students, retired faculty, and independent scholars). Registration payments can be sent via Paypal at the following link: www.paypal.me/rothremembered
If you'd prefer to mail a check, it can be sent to the following address:
The Philip Roth Society
c/o Matthew Shipe,
Roth Society President
Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1122
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
If you'd like to verify that your payment arrived, please contact Matthew Shipe at email@example.com.
Sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University, & the Center for Jewish History
April 7th-9th, 2019 New York, New York
*** Sunday April 7th
All Sunday panels & events will be held at the Goldstein-Goren Center (53 Washington Square S)
Roth and American Politics
Chair: Brett Ashley Kaplan
Andy Connolly: “Moral Outrage and Liberal Elitism in the Works of Philip Roth”
Dan Dufournad: "Zuckerman's (Negative) Dialectics in I Married a Communist"
Louis Gordon: “Philip Roth and the New Left” International Reception
Chair: Miriam Jaffe
Elèna Mortara: "About Meeting with Roth and Editing His Works in Italy"
Francesco Samarini: “Portnoy in Italy”
Philip Roth and Literary Studies
Chair: Ira Nadel
Patrick Hayes: “Philip Roth and Pleasure”
Hilene Flanzbaum: “Roth’s Holocaust and Jewish-American Literature”
Andrew Dean: “Roth’s Comedy and the Good”
Respondent: Benjamin Schreier
Representations of Women
Chair: Maren Scheurer
Joshua Lander: "Mother Matter in Philip Roth's Fiction"
Amber Manning: “A Vibrant Reckoning”
Rachael McLennan: "Rehabilitating When She Was Good"
Chair: Hilene Flanzbaum
Steven Sampson, “Ghetto Envy: Philip Roth's European Pastoral"
Olga Karasik: “
Historians Look at the Age of Roth: Jewish and Newark Contexts
Chair: Matthew Shipe
Hasia R. Diner, New York University
Lila Corwin Berman, Temple University
John Wesley Johnson, Jr. St. Peters University
Opening Remarks & Charles McGrath’s Keynote Address
"'How the Other Half Lives': 'Writers from the Other Europe'
and Philip Roth's Turn to American History"
'Metamorphosis' in Roth's Novel: A Play With Classical
Monday April 8th
All Monday panels will be held at the Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16th St) The Reception & Keynote Address will be held at the Goldstein Goren Center
The Politics of Race and Ethnicity
Chair: Andy Connolly
Cristina Cheveresan: “A Jew without Jewishness”: (Re)Negotiating Cultural Heritage and (Trans)National Selfhood in Philip Roth’s The Counterlife"
Richard Elliott: "Roth and Race in The Human Stain"
Brett Ashley Kaplan: "'Grotesquery to the Surface': Roth's Plot Against
America Revisited in the Wake of Charlottesville" Roth’s Influences and Interests
Chair: Victoria Aarons
Matthew Shipe: “The Dying Animals: Lateness and Desire in Philip Roth’s Everyman and The Humbling”
Paule Lévy: “The Rest is the Madness of Art:” Desire and Absence in The Prague Orgy”
Steve Rosenstein: "Jack Smith, Straight – Mickey Sabbath and the Reclamation of “Masculine” Performance in Philip Roth’s Sabbath’s Theater"
Masculinity and Desire
Chair: Debra Shostak
Narrative Theory and Narrative Medicine
Chair: Elèna Mortara
Miriam Jaffe: "Philip Roth's Narratives of Medicine: The Mind-Body Problems of Men and Women"
Pia Masiero: “Patrimony: Philip Roth’s legacy as a writer”
Aimee Pozorski: “'Our Boy is Gone': The Fractured Voice of Trauma in
Roth's Indignation and Nemesis"
Reconsidering American Pastoral Chair: George Searles
RL Goldberg: “Miltonic Figurations of Incest and Disobedience in Philip Roth’s American Pastoral”
Maggie McKinley: “Rothian Empathy in American Pastoral”
Matthew Germenis: "'It only appears that we come from one another':
Reconsidering Ewan McGregor’s Adaptation of Roth’s American Pastoral" Experiments in Form and Genre
Chair: Louis Gordon
Danny Anderson: "Philip Roth as Horror Writer"
Maren Scheurer: “Zuckerman’s Everymen: Realism in the American
Valerie Roberge: "Roth's Lesson in Irony"
Steven Sampson: Reading from I, Philip Roth 5:15-6:00pm
Reception at The Goldstein-Goren Center
Elisa Albert’s Keynote Address at The Goldstein Goren Center
*** Tuesday April 9th
All Tuesday panels will be held at the Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16th St)
Roth on Film
Chair: Steve Rosenstein
Lluvia de Segovia: "Stainless Steal: Whitewashing the Stain in the Film Adaptation of Philip Roth's Indignation"
Gerard O’Donoghue: "Roth on the Screen: 'Serious' Literature and Popular Democracy"
American History and National Identity
Chair: Jacques Berlinerblau
Amanda Greenwell: “Citizenship and the Child Gaze in Philip Roth's The Plot Against America"
Brittany Hirth: “Roth’s America: Identity and Individualism”
Aaron Kreuter: "Philip Roth and the Fictionalization of American Settler
Roth in Conversation
Chair: Andrew Dean
• Jim Bloom: “All Along the Siegfried Line: Roth and Salinger”
Chair: Gerard O’Donoghue
Daniel Goodman: "Enter Ghost: The Presence of Shakespeare in the Work
of Philip Roth”
Mike Witcombe: "'The most fraught human interaction there is: On Adelle
Waldman and Philip Roth"
Sophie Bernard: "Oral style and memory: a study of the polyphony in The Human Stain”
Li Lin: "The Blending of Fiction, Biography and Vignettes in Philip Roth's Later Novels”
David Gooblar: "Philip Roth: ’59, ’69, ’79, ’89, ’99, ’09, ‘19” 12-1:15pm
Roundtable: Reading Roth in the Age of Trump
The Philip Roth Society would like to sincerely thank the faculty and staff at the Center for Jewish History and the Goldstein Goren Center for American Jewish History for their generous help and support in planning this conference.
Elisa Albert is the author of two
novels and a short story collection.
Her stories and essays have appeared
in Tin House, The Guardian, The New
York Times, The Literary Review, The
Paris Review, Guernica, and many
anthologies. She lives in upstate New
York and is currently Visiting Writer
at Bennington College.
Charles McGrath is the former editor of The New York Times Book Review and former deputy editor of The New Yorker. He is currently a writer-at- large for The New York Times.