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News and Updates:

 

The Western Jewish Studies Association has published its Call For Papers for its 2014 annual conference.  Click here‌ or visit http://wjsa.net/ for more information.

The Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium has published its Call For Papers for its 2014 annual conference.  Click here‌ or visit http://jahlit.com for more information.

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Renews LMU Support: The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles renewed its support of the Student Engagement Fellows Program at LMU for a second year with a $10,000 grant.  The individuals selected as Fellows will develop opportunities for Jewish students to explore Jewish life and Judaism, grow in Jewish literacy, and connect to the Jewish community, expanding their participation in new events and programs.

 

 

Jewish Studies Faculty Awards and Achievements

 

Holli Levitsky, Director of Jewish Studies

Publications and Presentations:

“’Something Had To Be Done’: Remembering the Holocaust in the Catskill Mountains of New York.” Paper presented at the annual Conference of the Western Jewish Studies Association, Tucson, May 2014.

“Liberation From the Past: From the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe to Die Strasse.” Paper presented at the annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Boston, December 2013.

The Literature of Exile and Displacement: American Identity in a Time of Crisis (Fall 2013, final galleys; Winter 2014—printed book, Cognella Academic Publishing). Lead author (with co-editor Dr. Monica Osborne, former LMU English department graduate student, now Assistant Professor of English and Director of Jewish Studies at Pepperdine University).

“The Holocaust, the Catskills, and the Creative Power of Loss,” in Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore (Spring/Summer 2013).

“‘Their Numbers Have Been Recorded’: Choiceless Choice and The Ethics of Sara Nomberg-Przytyk,” in The International Journal of Medicine and Law (Spring/Summer 2013).

Board Appointments:

Fellow of the National Israel on Campus Coalition Academic Network (ICCAN)

Millersville University Holocaust Conference Advisory Board

Planning Board for the CSJ Symposium on the Arts: “Arts That Do Justice”

Invited Lectures:

April 2014, The Miriam Fischel Lecture, Provoked by Metaphor: Holocaust Memory in the New Germany, at the 33rd Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide: Resistance to the Holocaust and Genocide.

March 2014, “Holocaust Survivors in the Catskills: Connection, Conflict and Commiseration,” Keynote Address at the International Symposium at the University of Maryland on American Jews and Jewish life in the post-Holocaust era: Absorbing Encounters: Constructing American Jewry in the Post-Holocaust Decades. Published proceedings forthcoming.

Awards:

LMU CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice Hidden Hero Award, 2013

The “1939 Society” 2013 Holocaust Educator Award