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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 22.3 (2004) vi-vii

Contributors to This Issue

Victoria Aarons is Professor of English at Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. She is the author of A Measure of Memory: Storytelling and Identity in American Jewish Fiction, which received a CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Book, 1996. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on American Jewish literature and is a contributor to the two-volume collection, Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work. She is the co-editior of The Bernard Malamud Newsletter.

Lee Behlman is Assistant Professor of English at Kansas State University, where he teaches Victorian literature and the Hebrew Bible in translation. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan in 2000. He has previously published on Michael Chabon in Lillian Kremer, ed., Holocaust Literature (Routledge, 2003). His current research concerns Jews and hermeneutics in the nineteenth century.

Susan Jacobowitz is an Instructor in the English Department at Queensborough Community College, part of The City University of New York. She is finishing her doctoral dissertation, "The Holocaust at Home: Second Generation Experience," in the Department of English and American Literature at Brandeis University.

Michael J. Martin received his Ph.D. in English from Illinois State University, where his dissertation developed a critical investigation of the relationship between recent postmodern theory and Holocaust literature. Currently, he is a Temporary Assistant Professor at Bradley University where he teaches writing and literature courses, and has taught courses on Holocaust narrative.

Adam Meyer is Associate Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. His recent publications include the book-length study, Black-Jewish Relations in African American and Jewish American Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography, published by Scarecrow Press, and articles in such journals as African American Review, Prospects, and Studies in American Jewish Literature. He is currently working on a project concerning literary influence and the Beat Generation.

Derek Parker Royal is an Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University-Commerce. His essays in late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature have appeared in such journals as Modern Fiction Studies, Studies in the Novel, Shofar, Studies in American Jewish Literature, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Midwest Quarterly, and Critique. He is currently completing a book on narrative and identity in [End Page vi] Philip Roth's later fiction, tentatively titled More than Jewish Mischief, editing a collection of new essays on Roth for Greenwood Publishing, and serving as a guest editor for an upcoming issue of Studies in American Jewish Literature. He is also the founder and current president of the Philip Roth Society as well as the editor of its new journal, Philip Roth Studies.

Maya Socolovsky, Assistant Professor of English at East Carolina University, has most recently published articles in PMLA and Contemporary Literature on ghosts and history in Oscar Hijuelos, and violence and memory in Cristina GarcĂ­a. Her book-length work in progress examines the idea of loss and return in contemporary Cuban American literature.

Adam Sol teaches American Literature at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Recent or forthcoming publications include Studies in American Jewish Literature, Critique, and American Jewish History. His second collection of poetry, Crowd of Sounds, was published in 2003. He lives in Toronto with his wife and son.


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