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One Book | One Community — Lecture | Discussion
One Book | One Community — Lecture | DiscussionSunday, November 20, 2011 2:00 pm
One Book I One Community was a Spertus Jewish Book Month initiative that invited participants to discover A Day of Small Beginnings, a remarkable debut novel by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum.
LECTURE | DISCUSSION
Revolution and Tradition in Modern Jewish Literature
Modern Jewish literature first emerged as part of a radical rejection of traditional Jewish life in the 19th century. As in A Day of Small Beginnings, however, contemporary Jewish literature has maintained a deep interest in Jewish history, texts, and language. Dr. Todd Hasak-Lowy, an adjunct member of the Spertus faculty, explored this tension in American Jewish writing today.
Dr. Todd Hasak-Lowy earned his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of a short story collection, a novel, and an academic study of modern Hebrew fiction. This fall, he is a visiting professor of Israel Studies at University of Illinois-Chicago.