090: Portnoy at Fifty

3:30 PM–4:45 PM Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Roosevelt 3

Session Information

Description: Panelists discuss the legacies, afterlives, reassessments, and futures of Philip Roth’s seminal and controversial novel fifty years after its publication. Participants engage, among other concerns, questions of canonicity and pedagogy in an era in which sexual harassment has, at long last, become a widespread concern.


Hilene Flanzbaum, Butler U

Josh Lambert, U of Massachusetts, Amherst

Debra B. Shostak, C of Wooster

David Gooblar, U of Iowa


Dean Joseph Franco, Wake Forest U