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(In-person event) The Literary Mafia, Author Event with Josh Lambert

Tuesday September 13 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an in-person author event with Josh Lambert at the University of Hartford.

Josh Lambert examines the dynamics between Jewish editors and Jewish writers; how Jewish women exposed the misogyny they faced from publishers; and how children of literary parents have struggled with and benefited from their inheritances. Drawing on interviews and tens of thousands of pages of letters and manuscripts, The Literary Mafia offers striking new discoveries about celebrated figures such as Lionel Trilling and Gordon Lish, and neglected fiction by writers like Ivan Gold, Ann Birstein, and Trudy Gertler.

In the end, we learn how the success of one minority group has lessons for all who would like to see American literature become more equitable.

Josh Lambert is the Sophia Moses Robison Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and English at Wellesley College, and author of Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture (2014). He will be in conversation with Amy Weiss, Maurice Greenberg Professor of Judaic Studies and the Director of the Greenberg Center at the University of Hartford.

This event is co-sponsored by the Avon Library & the Greenberg Center at the University of Hartford. 


Harry Jack Gray Center E307 – Bercowetz Research Library and Commons. Click here for directions

To register, email Susan Gottlieb at mgcjs@hartford.edu with the number of participants.  This event will be capped at 60 people. Click here for the event listing on the University of Hartford’s website.


Tuesday September 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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