jewish american &
holocaust literature


American Literature Association’s 
Jewish American & Holocaust 
Literature Symposium

November 13-15, 2016
The Betsy - South Beach
South Beach, Florida

Conference Directors:

Holli Levitsky

Ezra Cappell

Conference Policies

The JAHLIT symposium directors welcome an international body of scholars of Jewish American and Holocaust literature regardless of religious affiliation, denomination, or area of scholarly expertise.  Check our website regularly for future symposia information, special announcements, as well as proposal and registration forms. All proposals and registration materials must be received by the first of September in order to secure a place on our program. The conference directors will not accept requests for particular days or special times of the day from registrants, panel chairs, or societies.

Because this is a small symposium as opposed to a large conference, participants are encouraged to participate in all of the symposium activities and to regularly contribute to our roundtable conversation.  Papers may be informally presented or read. To ensure that we keep on schedule and that there will be enough time for discussion at the end of each panel, we ask that you limit your presentation to fifteen minutes.  You may bring two copies of any book and order forms for display at our conference book exhibit.

We would like to acknowledge Alan Berger, Gloria Cronin, and Dan Walden, the founders of this annual symposium.  We are grateful for the support of The Betsy Community Fund, whose grant helped underwrite the costs of this conference.  Lastly, we would like to thank the support and literary vision of Deborah Plutzik Briggs, Executive Director of the PG Family Foundation and Vice President for Philanthropy and Programs at The Betsy Hotel. Without her support this annual conference would not be possible. 

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