Recent Publications: Henry Green/Year in Reading/Holocaust Literature

Hoping to get one more post in before leaving for a vacation, but for now here’s a little self-promotion.

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I recently published a review essay on Henry Green’s terrific Loving (recently reissued by my beloved NYRB classics) in Numéro Cinq. I’m pleased with the way it turned out–Green has been dear to me since graduate school, when I wrote about him in my dissertation, and I’m glad he’s finally starting to get some recognition, especially in North America. This is my first piece for this terrific journal, and I look forward to working with them more in the coming years.

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Over at Open Letters Monthly, the journal closest to my heart, I wrote about My Year in Reading. I’m honoured to have been asked to contribute, and to be in such good company. I’ll write a longer post here at the very end of the year adding to what I wrote there (still two more good reading weeks left in this wretched year…).

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Last but not least, a book of essays about Holocaust Literature that I edited was recently published by Salem House Press. The Critical Insights series is intended for undergraduates and their teachers, but I’d like to think that anyone who is interested in the topic will find something useful here. The essays are written for the intelligent general reader rather than for specialists, but I’m pleased to say that nonetheless many of the essays cover new ground. I wrote the introduction to the volume and the first essay, entitled “On Holocaust Literature.” Alas the cost of the book might put it out of reach for non-institutional readers (i.e. individual readers, not libraries). If you are interested in seeing all or part of the collection, please let me know in the comments. Here’s the Table of Contents, to give you an idea of what’s inside:

Critical Insights: Holocaust Literature

Acknowledgements

Contents

About this Volume

— Dorian Stuber

On Holocaust Literature

— Dorian Stuber

Critical Contexts

The Canonical Testifiers

—Sue Vice

Narrative Voice and the Struggle Against Silence: Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Ruth Klüger, and Fred Wander as Case Studies in German Jewish Holocaust Literature

—Corey L. Twitchell

Changing conceptions of Holocaust Literature

—Rebekah Sloduonik

Through Fractured Glass: Three Theoretical Lenses for Viewing Sebald’s Austerlitz

—Okla Elliot

Critical Readings

Looking at/in Maus: A Survey of Critical Approaches

—Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz

The Influence of Gender Performance on Women’s Resistance to Nazi Dehumanization in Charlotte Delbo’s Auschwitz and After

—Vanessa Rachel Marsden

Jewish Identity in Crisis: Philip Roth and the Holocaust

—Seth Rogoff

Three Generations of Holocaust Literature for Young People

—Jennifer Askey

Holocaust Film and the Ethics of Representation

—Nathaniel Leach

Travels in Yiddishlands: Three Centers of Yiddish Responses to the Holocaust

—Naya Lekht

Between Mimesis and Allegory: Vasily Grossman, Boris Slutsky, the Strugatsky Brothers and the Meaning of the Holocaust in Russian

—Marat Grinberg

Flowerless Gardeners: Poetry after Auschwitz

—Jennifer M. Hoyer

“Nothing is Meant Quite Literally”: Adorno and the Barbarism of Poetry After Auschwitz

—Marianne Tettlebaum

The Daunting Task of Approaching Holocaust Literature for the First Time

—Brian Tucker

Resources

 Further Reading

Bibliography

Contributors

About the Editor

Index

With no book project to keep me busy and my time as Department Chair coming to a close in a mere 230 days (oh, I’m counting), I want to write a lot more in 2017. If you want to commission me, drop me a line!

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Recent Publications: Henry Green/Year in Reading/Holocaust Literature

  1. Congratulations on the publication of the book you edited. It is rather pricy, but I wouldn’t mind having a look at Okla’s essay on Austerlitz at some point. I’ve been spending a lot of time with that text of late, my favourite Sebald.

  2. I was quite moved in following your Holocaust course on this blog this year, and am pleased to see the publication of a related book. I also popped over to Open Letters Monthly to read about the small mountain of books in your second photo above. I’ve read none of them, but had never heard of N. K. Jemisin and am now intrigued.This past spring, I shamelessly pilfered a copy of Loving from the library of a hostel where I stayed, and so am morally committed to reading it before i return it to its rightful place on another visit in January. Many thanks for the rewarding group read of Hill this year, and all best for 2017.

    • Great to hear from you, Scott. I responded to this last week but was traveling and the wifi was dodgy and I guess it never posted.
      At any rate, thanks for the kind words about the Holocaust lit posts. I wish I’d had time for more of them. I teach the class every year, so maybe next time.
      Let me know if you read Jemisin–curious to hear what you think. And I hope you make it to Loving. It’s not long, and it’s so terrific.
      Where are you traveling to?
      Hill was really fun and I hope we can make another group work sometime soon. Best wishes for 2017!

  3. How honored I am to blog with you! I will continue reading and writing what occurs to me, then popping over to see how it ought to be done. Thanks for the read-along of Hill, one of the high points of 2016 for me.

    • Thanks, Meredith! It’s been such a pleasure reading and writing with you this year. Agreed, Hill was a highlight. Are you still thinking about reading Captivity for the beginning of the year? Best wishes for 2017!

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