CFP: The Storytelling Genius of Elie Weisel (6/30/04; collection)

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Rosemary Horowitz
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CFP: The Storytelling Genius of Elie Weisel (collection)

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays exploring the
significance of storytelling in all aspects of Elie Weisel's life and
work. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: storytelling as
plot device, storytelling as theme, storytelling as Jewish practice,
storytelling as link between Jewish memory and history, storytelling at
the 92nd Street Y, storytelling and autobiography, etc. To date,
Wiesel's work has received much critical attention. Several authors have
written excellent literary criticisms of the novels. Examples include
Fine's Legacy of Night: The Literary Universe of Elie Wiesel, Sibelman's
Silence in the Works of Elie Wiesel, and Davis's Elie Wiesel's Secretive
Texts. Other authors have looked at the theological and ethical
dimensions of Weisel's writing. Texts of this kind include Berenbaum's A
Vision of the Void: Theological Reflections on the Works of Elie Wiesel
and Brown's Elie Wiesel: Messenger to All Humanity. However, even though
Wiesel defines himself as a storyteller, scholars rarely examine the
works in light of his self-proclaimed role as storyteller. The goal of
this collection is to fill that gap by exploring storytelling in
Wiesel's fiction, Hasidic tales, and nonfiction. If you are interested
in contributing to this collection, please send a 500 word abstract by
June 30, 2004 to

Rosemary Horowitz
Appalachian State University
Department of English
Boone, NC 28608


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