What's Portnoy Complaining About Lately?

Washington Hebrew Congregation

Dates: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Professor Faye Moskowitz

Professor Faye Moskowitz is a Professor of English at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Join Professor Faye Moskowitz as she discusses the state of contemporary Jewish American Literature. What is happening to the narrative now that the last of the Holocaust witnesses are dying and divisive opinions on the state of Israel rock Jewish and American societies? Why are so many Jewish writers reaching back to a history they never experienced personally? Should writers like Jonathan Franzen and Peter Manseau who appropriate the Jewish experience be called "Jewish writers," and conversely, why do so many Jewish American writers disdain the label? Can anyone replace the generation of giants that includes Bellow, Roth, Malamud, Ozick, and Salinger?

Please join us after the lecture for coffee and light snacks.

Program is co-sponsored by the Washington Hebrew Congregation's Amram Scholar Series

Washington Hebrew Congregation
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Washington, DC 20016
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What's Portnoy Complaining About - Recommended Reading List
What's Portnoy Complaining About - Audio

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