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Name: Dr. Alan Mintz
Title: Chana Kekst Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature
Department: Jewish Literature

Dr. Alan Mintz is Chana Kekst Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary. Dr. Mintz's current research centers on Hebrew literature in America and the history of the Hebraist movement during the first half of the twentieth century.

Dr. Mintz is the author, most recently, of Popular Culture and the Shaping of Holocaust Memory in America (University of Washington Press, 2001) and Translating Israel: The Reception of Hebrew Literature in America (Syracuse University Press, 2001), and editor of Reading Hebrew Literature (Brandeis University Press / University Press of New England, 2002). In 1981, Dr. Mintz cofounded Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History with Professor of literature David Roskies.

After receiving his PhD from Columbia University in 1975, Dr. Mintz studied Hebrew and Yiddish Literature at Harvard University, YIVO, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he was a Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellow.

Biography

Lectures
"A Celebration of the Poetry of Yehuda Amichai"
"The Reception of the Holocaust in American Life"
"The Future of Holocaust Memory"
"The Strange Career of American Hebraism"
"Voices of Postmodernism in Israeli Writing"
"The Art of S. Y. Agnon"
"Bialik and the Kishinev Pogrom"
"The Image of the Arab in Hebrew Literature"

Topics
Modern Jewish Literature
Holocaust Studies
Israeli Literature and Culture
American Hebraism
Prayer and the Prayer Book

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