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Month: March, 2013

Philip Roth’s Birthday and Media Fenzy

This week there has been a veritable media frenzy focused the 80th birthday of Philip Roth, which was on Tuesday, March 19th.  In the days leading up to and following that date — and thanks in part to the efforts of the Philip Roth Society’s Roth@80 conference — a variety of media outlets covered the occasion with […]

Philip Roth, the Modern Jewish Predicament, and Tough Talk

On Monday, March 18, literary critic Adam Kirsch, communications scholar Liel Leibovitz, and professor of Jewish Civilization Jacques Berlinerblau talked about Philip Roth’s prodigious fictional output and its attendant provocations. Aside from assessing his contributions to literature, this panel also scrutinized Roth’s survey of the modern Jewish predicament. The event also turned into a chance to […]

Washington DC Celebrates Philip Roth’s 80th Birthday

As American novelist, Philip Roth, celebrates his 80th birthday his literary works and his contribution to literature is discussed by two scholars that have studied him: Derek Parker Royal and Jacques Berlinerblau. Watch the video of this public conversation, which was part of the event held at Georgetown University.

Philip Roth and the Modern Jewish Predicament

Next week, literary critic Adam Kirsch, communications scholar Liel Leibovitz, and professor of Jewish Civilization Jacques Berlinerblau will participate in the event, “Philip Roth and the Modern Jewish Predicament,” a talk about Philip Roth’s prodigious fictional output and its attendant provocations.  Aside from assessing his contributions to literature, the panel will also scrutinize Roth’s survey of the modern Jewish predicament.  This event […]

Roth, Newark, The New Yorker, and Silence

In the latest issue of The New Yorker, columnist Adam Gopnik notes the upcoming events surrounding Roth’s 80th birthday, and how Newark is going all out to honor its native son. However, nary a word was mentioned of the Philip Roth Society, the instigator of the conference and celebration next week. And, curiously enough, Gopnik does […]

Newark Prepares for Roth’s 80th Birthday

More news on this month’s 80th birthday of Philip Roth, this time from The New Jersey Jewish News.  They note the upcoming Roth@80 event, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, as well as two documentaries devoted to Roth’s life and work.

Upcoming Roth@80 Event Publicized in The New York Times

The upcoming Roth@80 event organized by the Philip Roth Society, along with the cooperation of the Newark Preservation and Landmark Committee, has recently received press in the regional section of The New York Times.  For more information about the March 18-19 event, please visit the official conference website.