Unless otherwise noted, all panels and events take place at Conference Room 421 (4th floor), Belk Library and Information Commons, ASU's main library, which is located at the center of campus (218 College St.). Signage is available inside and outside the building. For more information about the building and on the Zoom registration link for virtual participants and audiences, click here.
Monday, August 1
8:30 am – 8:45 am
Opening of Conference
Prof. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, University of Colorado Boulder/ASU, Organizing Committee Chair
Prof. Amy Hudnall, Interim Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
Prof. Carl Eby, Assistant Chair, English Department
Prof. Mike Madritch, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
8:45 am – 10:15 am
Panel I: On Writing and Reading Holocaust Literature
Chair: Prof. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand (Boone, NC)
Kathy Kacer (Toronto, Canada), "The Holocaust and Children's Literature: What Books to Read and How to Pick Them"
Madeline Scott (Boone, NC), "Online Reader Communities: Young Adult Literature"
Prof. Victoria Nesfield (York, England), "Reframing Elie Wiesel: Politics, Israel, and the Holocaust Lens"
10:15 am -10:30 am
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Panel II: The Voices and Writings of Twentieth-Century Female Jewish Writers and Survivors
Chair: Prof. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (Boulder, CO/Boone, NC)
Dr. Elvira Groezinger (Berlin, Germany), “The Polish-Jewish writer Zuzanna Ginczanka (1917-1945)”
Faith Jones (Vancouver, Canada), “Yiddish Feminism and Utopian Visions: Shira Gorshman’s Crimea”
Prof. Boaz Cohen (Akko, Israel), “The Testimonies of Freddzia Student”
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Panel III: New Research on Yizkor Books
Chair: Prof. Davis Hankins (Boone, NC)
Prof. Natalia Aleksiun (Gainesville, FL), "Yizkor Bikher and the Writing of Local Histories of the Holocaust"
Prof. Gabriel Finder (Charlottesville, VA), "Images of the Exhumation and Reburial of Polish Jews in Yizker Bikher"
Yael Strom (San Diego, CA), "Klezmer and Yizkor Books"
Prof. Hank Greenspan (Ann Arbor, MI), "Yizker Improvised”
3:00 pm -3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Panel IV: Teaching the Holocaust, Teaching Mass Violence
Chair: Prof. Chris Patti (Boone, NC)
Prof. Amy Hudnall (Boone, NC), "Teaching Trauma in Today's Trauma-filled World"
Prof. Peter Petschauer (Boone, NC), "Teaching an Unusual Correspondence from the Warsaw Ghetto: Josef and Erna Karpf's Letters to Their Daughter in Brooklyn"
Prof. Ralph E. Lentz II (Boone, NC), "Challenges for Teaching: A Special Path to the Nazi Christ?"
4:45 pm -5:00 pm
Prof. Heather Norris, Provost, ASU
A Reading from Jewish Fiction: Prof. Joseph Bathanti (Boone, NC), "Kolansky's"
Keynote lecture by Prof. Eliyana Adler (Penn State) on "Substitute Gravestones: Constructing and Reconstructing Holocaust Memorial Books" (Belk Library, R. 114)