21 2019

UConn: Reflections on the work of Philip Roth

12:30PM - 1:45PM  

University of Connecticut, Stamford 1 University Place
MPR, First Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

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Philip Roth, 1933-2018, was an American novelist and short story writer. In her talk, Dr. Sondra Melzer will discuss Roth's focus on Jewish life throughout his storied career, the writings of which made him one of the most celebrated writers of his generation.

Dr. Sondra Melzer completed her PhD at NYU.  She is the author of “The Rhetoric of Rage”: Women In Dorothy Parker. She spent 39 years as a public high school teacher, was an instructor at the University of Connecticut, and ran the Sacred Heart University Education Program. In 2017, upon completing 60 years of teaching, she was named Professor Emerita at Sacred Heart University.

Sponsor: University of Connecticut Center for Judaic Studies