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Indiana University Bloomington

Alvin Rosenfeld

Alvin H. Rosenfeld

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Professor of English and Jewish Studies
M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies
Director, Center for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism

Ph.D., Brown University, 1967

Research Interests

Holocaust Literature; American Jewish Literature; practical criticism.

Selected Publications and Presentations


Thinking About the HolocaustEditor, Thinking About the Holocaust: After Half a Century, with an Introduction by Alvin H. Rosenfeld (Indiana University Press, 1997).

Imagining Hitler (Indiana University Press, 1985; Japanese-language translation, forthcoming; German-language translation, forthcoming).

Translated (with Erna B. Rosenfeld), Günther Schwarberg, The Murders at Bullenhuser Damm: The SS Doctor and the Children (Indiana University Press, 1984).

A Double Dying: Reflections on Holocaust Literature (Indiana University Press, 1980; paperback ed., 1988; German-language translation, forthcoming).

Co-Editor (with Irving Greenberg), Confronting the Holocaust: The Impact of Elie Wiesel (Indiana University Press, 1979).

Editor, The Collected Poems of John Wheelwright, with an Introduction by Austin Warren (New Directions, 1972; paperback ed., 1983).

Editor, William Blake: Essays for S. Foster Damon, with an Introduction by Malcolm Cowley (Brown University Press, 1969).

Professional Activities

Member, Board of Directors, Association for Jewish Studies

Contributing Editor, American Poetry Review, 1972-

Member, Editorial Board, Shoah: Review of Holocaust Studies

Member, Editorial Board, Face to Face

Member, Editorial Board, Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies

Member, International Editorial Advisory Board, Holocaust and Genocide Studies: An International Journal

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies

Member, Editorial Board, Jüdische Studien

Consultant, Religion Division, Lilly Endowment, Inc., 1977-1982

Special Adviser to the Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

Judge for National Jewish Book Awards 1980-1984

Judge for Koret Jewish Book Award

Member, National Program Committee, Anti-Defamation League

Consultant, NEH Division of Research Programs

Consultant, NEH Division of General Programs for Media

Editor, Indiana University Press Series on Jewish Literature and Culture

Member, International Board, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Member, Advisory Committee of the Braun Center for Holocaust Studies, Anti-Defamation League

Consultant, Indiana University Press

Member, Advisory Committee for the Interuniversity Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Member, Education Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

Educational Consultant, The Wexner Heritage Foundation

Referee for scholarly manuscripts for a variety of academic presses and journals

Consultant to several universities regarding their establishing Jewish Studies Programs

Consultant on tenure cases of faculty members at several universities

Consultant to team of British producers who are making a documentary film on Holocaust writers

Member, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Advisory Board, Anti-Defamation League

Member, Holocaust Education Foundation Academic Advisory Board, Northwestern University

Member, Indiana University Press Faculty Committee

Numerous public lectures at universities in this country, Europe, and Israel.