The Philip Roth Society

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Month: December, 2012

Philip Roth and Holiday Iconography

As we are settling back and taking it easy this holiday, let’s not forget the words of Philip Roth from Operation Shylock: A Confession — doubly filtered through the voices of both “Philip Roth” and Moishe Pipik — which may help to put the season into perspective: The radio was playing “Easter Parade” and I […]

Roth@80 Conference Sessions

The Roth@80 Conference web page has been updated to include a tentative schedule of the panel/roundtable sessions to be held on March 18th.  To see the tentative schedule, and for up-to-date information on the event, visit the official conference site.  Please note that this is not the final schedule, and that session times may be adjusted […]

Winner of the 2012 Siegel/McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Research

The Philip Roth Society is proud to announce the winner of the 2012 Siegel/McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Research, Andy Connolly.  Andy, a recent doctoral graduate of Edinburgh University, accomplished this feat with his essay submission, ”Literary Labor and Physical Toil: Contesting Notions of Work and Origins in American Pastoral.”  The prize comes with a $250 cash award; a […]

Roth@80 Website Updated

We have updated the Roth@80 website, complete with information and hyperlinks that make it easy to register for the conference and join/renew your membership for the Philip Roth Society.  You will also find a tentative schedule for the tours, programs, and receptions that will take place on March 19th.  A schedule of the March 18th academic panel lineup […]

Philip Roth Discussed at La Règle du Jeu

On Sunday, November 25, scholars/journalists Steve Sampson (a Philip Roth Society member), Lazare Bitoun, and Josyane Sivigneau joined moderator Alexis Lacroix for a lively discussion on Philip Roth and his writing of America.  The event was part of the La Règle du Jeu series, a literary revue founded in 1990 by Bernard Henry-Levy and directed by […]

Call for Papers – “Philip Roth and Narrative” Panel at the 2013 ALA Conference

At next year’s 24th annual American Literature Association Conference (to be held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, May 23-26), the Philip Roth Society will be sponsoring a panel entitled “Philip Roth and Narrative.” We welcome proposals for papers on any aspects of this topic, for example papers that bring a narratological approach to […]