Dara Horn, PhD: “In the Haunted Jewish Present: On (Not) Confronting Anti-Semitism”, Sept. 19

Dara Horn, PhD: “In the Haunted Jewish Present: On (Not) Confronting Anti-Semitism," Sept. 19

A head shot of Dara Horn, PhD.

Dara Horn, PhD

A roundtable discussion featuring Evan Bernstein, CEO and national director of CSS (Community Security Service) and former vice president of the Northeast Division of the ADL, will follow Dr. Horn's lecture.

On Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m, award-winning author Dara Horn, PhD, will deliver the 2023 Bennett Lecture in Judaic Studies.

This lecture, presented by Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and co-sponsored by the Congregation B'nai Israel of Bridgeport, and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, will address the enduring problem of antisemitism in America and will be delivered in person at Quick Center for the Arts.

A roundtable discussion featuring Evan Bernstein, CEO and national director of CSS (Community Security Service) and former vice president of the Northeast Division of the ADL, will follow Dr. Horn's lecture.

Dr. Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002), The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews (Norton 2021). One of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists, she is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize; she was a finalist for the JW Wingate Prize, the Simpson Family Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

Dr. Horn’s books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s Best 25 Books of the Decade, and The San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into eleven languages. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe AtlanticSmithsonian, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist for Tablet.

She received her doctorate in Yiddish and Hebrew literature from Harvard University. Dr. Horn has taught courses in these subjects at Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University, and has held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard. 

Tickets are on sale at quickcenter.com for $10 (free for Fairfield University students, faculty, and staff). Contact the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies for more information about other Bennett Center events, visit fairfield.edu/bennett.

Dara Horn, PhD: “In the Haunted Jewish Present: On (Not) Confronting Anti-Semitism”

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

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