UPDATE: The Storytelling Genius of Elie Weisel (11/30/04; collection)

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rosemary horowitz

Deadline extended:

UPDATE: The Storytelling Genius of Elie Weisel

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
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 November 30, 2004 to

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

email: Horowitzr_at_appstate.edu

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