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KWH: On Elie Wiesel: Alan Rosen and Al Filreis in Conversation
Wexler Program in Jewish Life and Literature
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Kelly Writers House

RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu or call 215-746-7636

Dr. Avraham (Alan) Rosen is the author or editor of twelve books. He is most recently the author of The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder (Oxford UP, 2010; updated paper edition 2012), and Sounds of Defiance: The Holocaust, Multilingualism and the Problem of English (U of Nebraska P, paper 2008); and the editor of Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives (Indiana UP, 2013, finalist, National Jewish Book Awards) and Literature of the Holocaust (Cambridge UP, 2013, also a finalist, National Jewish Book Award). His new book, Keeping Time Sacred, Making Time Holy: The Holocaust’s Jewish Calendars, is due to appear in the coming months. His current writing, including two books and a number of articles, focuses largely on the legacy of his teacher and mentor, Elie Wiesel. He was a research fellow of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah from 2006-2009. He has also held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem; the Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and the Archives for the History of American Psychology, University of Akron. In 2013, he served as the Wilkenfeld Scholar in Holocaust Education in Sydney, Australia. He has taught at universities and colleges in Israel and the United States, and lectures regularly on Holocaust Literature at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies and other Holocaust study centers. Recent lecture venues include Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and a keynote address at a Leeds University conference on “Jewish Exile and the Arts.” In Fall, 2017, he is scheduled to receive the Susan Herman Award for Leadership in Holocaust and Genocide Awareness from Kean State University.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, educated in Boston under the direction of Elie Wiesel, he lives in Jerusalem with his wife and four children.