ALAN L. BERGER holds the Raddock Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust Studies at Florida Atlantic University, where he directs both the Holocaust and Judaic Studies BA program and the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz. Among his books are Crisis and Covenant: The Holocaust in American Jewish Fiction; Children of Job: American Second Generation Witness; Judaism in the Modern World (editor); Second Generation Voices: Reflections by Children of Holocaust Survivors and Perpetrators (coeditor with his wife, Naomi), which won the B’nai Zion National Media Award; and Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature (coeditor), which received a Booklist Best Reference Book of 2002 Award.
DEBRA CAPLAN is an assistant professor of theater in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College, City University of New York. Her research focuses on Yiddish theater and drama, theatrical travel, artistic networks, and ethnic and immigrant/migrant performance culture, and her articles have appeared in Comparative Drama, New England Theatre Journal, and Theatre Survey. She is currently completing a book on the Vilna Troupe and transnational Yiddish theater networks between the two world wars.
DANNY M. COHEN is a learning scientist at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. His work focuses on collective memories and marginalized narratives of Holocaust history, Holocaust museums and commemoration, and the design of Holocaust and human rights education. An appointed member of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission, Danny sits on the editorial advisory board of the journal The Holocaust in History and Memory and was a faculty fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center. He writes fiction for young adults with a focus on social justice and has an interest in the history and continued persecution of transgender, lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. [End Page v]
DEAN FRANCO is a professor of English at Wake Forest University, and the author of Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing (University of Virginia Press, 2006) and Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature Since 1969 (Cornell University Press, 2012).
MIRIAM JAFFE, an assistant professor at Rutgers University, is director of the Writing Program for the Doctorate in Social Work program. She holds a PhD in twentieth-century American literature based in cultural theory and ethnic studies and a dual certification in composition. Her past publications focus on Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud, and Saul Bellow. Currently, she is working on a textbook for writing case studies in the field of social work.
PHYLLIS LASSNER, a professor at Northwestern University, has published books and articles on Elizabeth Bowen, women writers of World War II, the Holocaust, and anti-colonialism. In addition to coediting collections on antisemitism and philosemitism and on Rumer Godden, she is editor of the Northwestern University Press series “Cultural Expressions of World War II: Interwar Preludes, Responses, Memory.” She holds the International Diamond Jubilee Fellowship at Southampton University, UK.
SHAUL MAGID is the Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Professor of Jewish Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. His most recent book is American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society (Indiana University Press, 2013). His Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism is forthcoming from Stanford University Press.
MAGGIE MCKINLEY is an assistant professor of English at Harper College in Illinois, where she teaches courses in American literature. Her work has been published in Roth and Celebrity (Lexington, 2012), the Philip Roth volume of Critical Insights (Salem, 2013), Philip Roth Studies, and The Mailer Review. Her book Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, 1950–1975 is forthcoming from Bloombsury Press.
DANIEL MORRIS is a professor of English at Purdue University. He is author of The Writings of William Carlos Williams: Publicity for the Self (University of Missouri Press, 1995), Remarkable Modernisms: Contemporary American Authors on Modern Art (University of Massachusetts Press, 2002), The Poetry of Louise Glück: A Thematic Introduction (University of Missouri Press, 2006), and After Weegee: Essays on Contemporary Jewish American Photographers (Syracuse University Press, 2011). He has also published two volumes of poetry, Bryce Passage (Marsh Hawk Press, 2004) and If Not for the Courage (Marsh Hawk Press, 2010). He is former coeditor of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of...