“Jewish literature is a vital piece of what has come to be considered important American literature. Many authors of Jewish descent have chronicled their experiences as immigrants living in America, as well as their experiences living as Jewish- Americans and establishing a Jewish identity in a culture that is predominantly of European descent. How has Jewish identity manifested itself in literature? How has it influenced other American authors in their writing? Is the concept of a Jewish identity still recognizable in literature today?
CT Review is looking for academic essays on the works of Allen Ginsberg, Elie Wiesel, and Bob Dylan exploring how Jewish identity has manifested itself in American culture and literature, as well as an address on how Jewish culture and identity have influenced American literature and whether or not it has assimilated with American culture and become unrecognizable in society today.”
Deadline is March 1, 2010. For the full CFP, please click here.