Fairfield University's Bennett Lecture Series hosts Alvin Rosenfeld


Alvin H. Rosenfeld, professor of English and director of Jewish Studies at Indiana University at Bloomington, will be the guest speaker at Fairfield University's Judaic Studies Lecture Series on Monday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Rosenfeld's topic is "Primo Levi and the Germans: Is Forgiveness Possible After the Holocaust?"

Rosenfeld is the author of "A Double Dying: Reflections on Holocaust Literature," "Imagining Hitler," and the editor of "Thinking About the Holocaust: After Half a Century," a collection of articles by 13 scholars. With his wife, Erna Rosenfeld, he translated "The Murders at Bullenhuser Damm," a book on Nazi medical articles. In addition to the literature of the Holocaust, he is also the author of numerous scholarly articles on American poetry and Jewish writers. His works in progress include a book on Holocaust victims, survivors and perpetrators.

Professor Rosenfeld, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, is the recipient of fellowship grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Foundation of Jewish Culture and the National Endowment of the Humanities. He has served on the editorial board of the scholarly journal "Holocaust and Genocide Studies" and as a consultant to the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, the Lilly Endowment, the Wexner Heritage Foundation and the Koret Foundation.

Rosenfeld's lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested. This event is presented in cooperation with the university's Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies, under the direction of Dr. Ellen M. Umansky and the Schnurmacher Foundations. For information or to reserve a seat, call the office of Judaic Studies at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 21, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 145