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Roth Society at ALA

The Roth Society sponsored two panels at this year's American Literature Association, which was took place in Chicago this year from May 23-26. Thanks to everyone who participated in the panels!

Roth’s Redemptive Aesthetics

 Chair: Matthew Shipe, Washington University, St. Louis


1.     “'Reading/writing people, we are finished': The literary imagination and life writing in Exit Ghost,” Maggie McKinley, Harper College

2.      “Making Merry: the Postmodern Left in American Pastoral,” Andy Connolly, CUNY, Hostos

3.      "Reading Others Reading Roth: The ‘redemptive literature’ of Cynthia Ozick’s Philip Roth," Luke Heister, SUNY, Buffalo

4.      “The Librarian Anti-Hero: Melville, Wharton, Roth,” Jim Bloom, Muhlenberg College


Roundtable: Sabbath’s Theater Revival


Chair:  Jim Bloom, Muhlenberg College 

Joseph Ozias, University of Cincinnati

Aimee Pozorski, Central Connecticut State University

Matthew Shipe, Washington University, St. Louis

Derek Graf, Yeshiva University

Andy Connolly, CUNY, Hostos


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