- Contributors to This Issue
Alan Astro is professor in the department of modern languages at Trinity University, San Antonio. He is the author of 25 articles on writers as diverse as Bashevis, Beckett and Borges, and editor of the volume Yiddish South of the Border: An Anthology of Yiddish Writing from Latin America (University of New Mexico Press, 2003).
Jeffrey Bernstein is an associate professor of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross. He publishes in the areas of Spinoza, German Philosophy, and Jewish thought.
Gabriele Eckart is Professor of German and Spanish at Southeast Missouri State University. She has published articles on East German literature written before and after German Reunification as well as on German-Hispanic literary relations.
Joseph Haberer, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Purdue University, is the founding editor of Shofar and since 2001 its Book Editor. Until his retirement in 1994 he was the Director of the Purdue Jewish Studies Program. Among his publications are Politics and the Community of Science and Science and Technology Policy.
Patrick Henry is Cushing Eells Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Literature at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He is the author most recently of We Only Know Men: The Rescue of Jews in France during the Holocaust (Catholic University of America Press, 2007).
Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Rabbi-in-Residence for the Jewish Funds for Justice. She holds rabbinic ordination and an M.A. in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as an M.S. in Urban Affairs from Hunter College and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia. Her writings on Jewish perspectives [End Page vii] on contemporary social and economic issues have appeared in more than two dozen books, academic journals, magazines, and other media.
Steven G. Kellman is the author of Redemption: The Life of Henry Roth (W. W. Norton, 2005) and a professor of comparative literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Hannah Adelman Komy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where she teaches academic writing. She has recently submitted her dissertation, "Second Generation Holocaust Narratives in North America: Memory, History and Jewish Identity," on the narratives of children of Holocaust survivors and their contemporaries. Other research interests include autobiography, representations of illness in literature, and the cultural aspects of medical discourse.
Judith Lewin is Associate Professor of English at Union College, where she also teaches Women's & Gender Studies and Jewish Studies. Her publications are concerned with the issue of gender and representation, especially of the Jewish woman in nineteenth-century literature, and have appeared in Nashim, ANQ, Jewish Culture and History, and in the collections Jews & Sex and Jewishness: Expression, Identity, and Representation. She has two book projects underway: Literary Jewesses and Nineteenth-Century Jewish Women: A Dynamics of Identification and Jewish Women's Fiction: From Glikl to Goodman.
Elisa Narin van Court received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in English at the University of California at Berkeley. Narin van Court teaches medieval literature and Jewish Studies at Colby College, where she is currently Associate Professor of English and Director of Jewish Studies. [End Page viii]