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Month: August, 2010

Philip Roth Society at ALA Symposium on American Fiction (1890-present)

On October 8-9, 2010, the Philip Roth Society will sponsor a panel at the American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction (1890-present) to be held in Savannah, GA. The panel is titled “Philip Roth and the Holocaust,” and the papers will include: “Philip Roth’s Real Name: Jewish American Fiction After the Holocaust” – Shaun Clarkson, […]

2010 Siegel/McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Research

The Philip Roth Society announces the Annual Siegel/McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Research The Siegel/McDaniel Award recognizes high-quality work presented by graduate students on Roth Society panels in a given academic year (ending June 1). Eligible graduate students should submit the paper they presented during a Roth Society event.  Generally, this means the paper will be […]

CFP – “Roth and Women,” a Special issue of Philip Roth Studies

In Philip Roth’s 1990 novel Deception, the author (or someone like him) is hauled into the dock, put on trial for “sexism, misogyny, woman abuse, slander of women, denigration of women, defamation of women, and ruthless seduction, crimes all carrying the most severe penalties.” If twenty years later, the subject of Roth’s treatment of women […]

CFP – Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900

The Philip Roth Society is sponsoring a panel at this year’s 39th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 24-26, 2011. Proposals of no more than 250 words are invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Roth’s work. Please send your proposals by email to David Brauner […]

ALA Symposium on American Fiction

The Philip Roth Society will be sponsoring a panel at the upcoming ALA Symposium on American Fiction, to be held in Savannah, GA, on October 8-9, 2010. For more information about the symposium, please visit the ALA Website at

Special Call for Papers – Philip Roth Studies

Philip Roth Studies publishes essays that cover the entire span of Roth’s oeuvre. In past volumes we have featured a variety of essays on the author’s post-1990 fiction, such as pieces focusing on Operation Shylock, American Pastoral, The Human Stain, and The Plot Against American. However, we are particularly interested in receiving more submissions that […]