Please join us on for a lecture by Prof. Don Weber:
On and Off the Derech: A Family Story
Wednesday, April 25, 11:30 a.m.
Bercowetz Research Library
Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies
Prof. Donald Weber is literary critic, professor of English, and chair of the English Department at Mount Holyoke College. Prof. Weber's lecture will focus on “Orthodox Turns” narratives, stories of turning away from strict religious subcultures.
Donald Weber is the author of Haunted in the World: Jewish American Culture from Cahan to 'The Goldbergs' (2005, Indiana University Press) and Rhetoric and History in Revolutionary New England (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988). Weber's essays have appeared in Studies in Jewish American Literature (2018), Hidden in Plain Sight: Jews and Jewishness in British Film, Television, and Popular Culture (2016), The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature (2003), Entertaining America (2003), Key Texts in American Jewish Culture (2003),Jewish Social Studies (1999), The Massachusetts Review (1997),Talking Back: Representations of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture (1998), and The Other Fifties: Interrogating Midcentury American Icons (1996). He teaches a first-year seminar Multicultural Families, American Literature I and III, Ethnic Expression in America, The Political Imagination in Contemporary South Africa, and Henry James on Film.
The lecture is part of Prof. Avinoam Patt's JS/ENG 324W Modern Jewish Literature class.