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Spring 2014 issue of Philip Roth Studies

The latest issue of Philip Roth Studies (Vol. 10, No. 1) has just been published, and members of the Roth Society, if they do not already have their copies, should be receiving them soon. This one is the final issue edited by Philip Roth Society and Philip Roth Studies founder, Derek Parker Royal. The table of contents includes:

  • Editor’s Column – Derek Parker Royal

  • Sartrian Nothingness: Roth’s The Ghost Writer, The Anatomy Lesson, Zuckerman Unbound, The Prague Orgy, and Exit Ghost – James Duban

  • “Imagine That!” Philip Roth’s Threshold Scenes: The Case of “Femme Fatale” – Jacques Berlinerblau

  • “I’m Just Jewish . . .”: Defining Jewish Identity in Philip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories – Patrick Silvey

  • A Reluctant Public Intellectual: Philip Roth in the German-speaking Media – Claudia Franziska Brühwiler

  • Race Trauma at the End of the Millennium: (Narrative) Passing in Philip Roth’s The Human Stain – Luminita M. Dragulescu

  • Epidemic Judaism: Plagues and their Evocation in Philip Roth’s Nemesis and Ben Marcus’s The Flame Alphabet – Inbar Kaminsky

  • Counterpastoral – David Houston

  • Book Reviews

For more information on Philip Roth Studies, contact David Brauner and Debra Shostak, the executive editors, at PhilipRothStudies [at] To subscribe to the journal you may do so through the Philip Roth Society, or by contacting Purdue University Press.


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