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Ann Shapiro is Distinguished Teaching Professor at Farmingdale State College, SUNY. Her books include Unlikely Heroines: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Woman Question and Jewish American Women Writers: a Bio-Bibliographical and Critical Sourcebook, winner of the Association of Jewish Libraries Bibliography Award.

Carole Kessner is Professor Emerita of Comparative Studies at SUNY Stony Brook. Her books include The "Other" New York Jewish Intellectuals and Marie Syrkin: Values Beyond the Self, winner of the 2008 National Jewish Book Award for Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir.


Victoria Aarons is Professor of English and chair of the department at Trinity University. Her books include Measure of Memory and What Happened to Abraham?, both of which received the CHOICE award for outstanding academic book. She is currently writing about second-generation Holocaust writers.

Julie Pelc Adler is Rabbi and Director of Jewish Student Life at Santa Monica College Hillel. She also serves as the Director of the Berit Mila Program of Reform Judaism and the Executive Director of the National Organization of American Mohalim. She is co-editor of Joining the Sisterhood: Young Jewish Women Write Their Lives.

Joyce Antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. She is the author or editor of nine books, including The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America; Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in Popular Culture; You Never Call! You Never Write!: A History of the Jewish Mother. [End Page 246]

Evelyn Avery is Professor of English and Director of Jewish Studies at Towson University, Maryland. Her books include Rebels and Victims: The Fiction of Richard Wright and Bernard Malamud; Modern Jewish Women Writers in America; and The Magic Worlds of Bernard Malamud. She is on the editorial boards of Studies in American Jewish Literature and Modern Jewish Studies, and she is coordinator of the Bernard Malamud Society.

Alan Berger is the Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz at Florida Atlantic University. He co-authored Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Drawing Honey from the Rock and co-edited Encyclopedia of Jewish American Literature.

Janet Burstein is Professor Emerita at Drew University. Her books include Writing Mothers, Writing Daughters: Tracing the Maternal in Stories by American Jewish Women and Telling the Little Secrets: American Jewish Writing Since the 1980s. She is currently teaching and writing about Israeli cinema.

Lewis Fried is Professor of English at Kent State University. His books include the Handbook of American-Jewish Literature and Gliebreie la Grande Emigrazione, an anthology of American Jewish literature for Italian readers. He is also the editor of the United States literature section of the Encyclopedia Judaica.

Miriyam Glazer is a rabbi and chair of the Literature, Communication and Media Department of American Jewish University. Her most recent book is Psalms of the Jewish Liturgy: A guide to their Beauty, Power and Meaning. She is also the author of Dreaming the Actual: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry by Israeli Women Writers and co-author of The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking.

Sara Horowitz is Professor of Comparative Literature at York University, Toronto. Her books include Voicing the Void: Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction and Encounter with Aharon Appelfield.

Joanne B. Koch is Professor of English and director of the graduate writing program at National-Louis University in Chicago. She is the author of ten nonfiction books, numerous films and teleplays, including an Emmy-winning television series, and the creator of sixteen plays produced around the country, six of them collaborations with the late Sarah Blacher Cohen. She is co-editor with Sarah Cohen of the anthology Shared Stages: Ten American Dramas of Blacks and Jews and Artistic Director of the Chicago Writers' Bloc.

Sanford Marovitz is Professor Emeritus at Kent State University, where he achieved the Distinguished Teaching Award and President's Medal. He also received both [End Page 247] Woodrow Wilson and Fulbright fellowships. His books include Abraham Cahan and Melville "Among the Nations."

Cynthia Ozick is the author of several novels, including Trust, The Cannibal Galaxy, The Messiah of Stockholm, The Puttermesser Papers, and Heir to the Glimmering World. In...


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