Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Professor of English and Jewish Studies at Indiana University, holds the Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies and is Director of the university’s Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism. He founded Indiana University's Borns Jewish Studies Program and served as its director for 30 years.
The editor of William Blake: Essays (1969) and the Collected Poetry of John Wheelwright (1972), he is also the author of numerous scholarly and critical articles on American poetry, Jewish writers, and the literature of the Holocaust. Indiana University Press published his Confronting the Holocaust: The Impact of Elie Wiesel (co-edited with Irving Greenberg, 1979) and A Double Dying: Reflections on Holocaust Literature (1980), and Imagining Hitler (1985). With his wife, Erna Rosenfeld, he translated Gunther Schwarberg’s The Murders at Bullenhuser Damm (Indiana University Press, 1984). He edited Thinking About the Holocaust: After Half a Century (1997). His most recent study, The End of the Holocaust, was published in April, 2011. In recent years, he has also been writing about contemporary antisemitism, and some of his articles on this subject have evoked intense debate. Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives, an edited volume, will appear in 2013. He is also editor of a series of books on Jewish Literature and Culture published by Indiana University Press as well as editor of IUP’s new book series, “Studies in Antisemitism.”
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The Third Pillar by Geoffrey Hartman
Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2013