The Philip Roth Society

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Month: March, 2012

Teaching Resources on the Roth Society Website

The Philip Roth Society has enhanced its website by creating a page devoted to resources that can be used in the classroom.  On the new Teaching Resources page of the Roth Society site, you will find a variety of handouts, syllabi, and other resources that have been used in the classroom when teaching Philip Roth’s novels and […]

Bryan Zanisnik: Every Inch a Man

Between March 30-May 6, 2012, the Abrons Arts Center (in Manhattan’s Lower East Side) will present Every Inch a Man, a five-week, site-specific performance and installation by Bryan Zanisnik in the Upper Main Gallery. From Thursday through Sunday each week (1-6 p.m.) Zanisnik will read Philip Roth’s The Great American Novel within a life-size Plexiglas container specially designed to fan […]

Happy Birthday Philip Roth

Happy birthday to Philip Roth, who was born on this day in 1933.  As members of the Roth Society know, Roth is American’s preeminent novelist and winner of almost every major literary award.  Yet, even at 79, the writer continues to produce significant works and remains every bit as relevant today as he was with […]

Roth in the Media

Over the past week there have been two significant articles regarding Philip Roth.  In the latest issue of The Newark Star-Ledger, Amy Ellis Nutt interviews Roth and discusses, among other things, next year’s Roth@80 conference sponsored by the Philip Roth Society.  (We will provide more information about this event in the coming months.)  And in […]

Nominations for Philip Roth Society Officers, 2012-2015

It is time for the triennial election of officers for the Philip Roth Society.  As per its constitution, every three years the society membership will elect individuals to four positions: president, secretary/treasurer, program director, and newsletter editor.  These four elected members, along with the executive editor of Philip Roth Studies, make up the society’s Executive […]

Updated and Easier PayPal Options

The Philip Roth Society has recently updated it’s PayPal options.  New or renewing members from all over the world will now have an easier time making sure their society membership is up to date.  Please visit the Society’s Membership page for more information.

Interview with David Gooblar

Roth Society member, David Gooblar, was interviewed in the latest issue of The Quarterly Conversation, an online cultural magazine.  In his interview, Gooblar discusses his recent book on the novelist, Roth’s writings and the state of Roth studies, as well the growing scholarship surrounding Roth’s fiction (including the place of the Roth Society and its […]

Latest Issue of Philip Roth Studies

The latest issue of Philip Roth Studies (Vol. 7, No. 2) has just been released, and members of the Roth Society, if they do not already have their copies, should be receiving them soon.  The table of contents includes: Editor’s Column Framing the Cusp of Celebrity: Bob Peterson’s 1968 Photographs of Philip Roth – Derek […]