Professor Erin McGlothlin to co-chair upcoming seminar for the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies announces the 2014 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar.

The seminar is designed for professors who are teaching or preparing to teach English, Jewish studies, modern languages, literature, or other courses that have a Holocaust-related literature component. Sessions will focus on imaginative responses to the Holocaust created by a variety of writers, including those writing during the Holocaust, survivors, second generation authors, and those without an explicit family connection to the event.

The seminar will be co-led by Anita Norich from the Department of English Language and Literature and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, and Erin McGlothlin from the Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis.

Applications are due on October 21, 2013; applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by November 15, 2013. 

Please address inquiries and applications to Dr. Dieter Kuntz, program officer, University Programs, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, at 202.314.1779 or

This seminar is endowed by Edward and David Hess in memory of their parents, Jack and Anita Hess, who believed passionately in the power of education to overcome racial and religious prejudice.