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Russian Prof. Grinberg to Present at Holocaust Museum

Russian Professor Marat Grinberg has been selected to participate in the Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar at the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C., from January 3 through 8.

The seminar is focused on the teaching of Holocaust-related literature and is designed for professors of English, Jewish studies, modern languages, and literature who have a Holocaust-related focus. Participants will analyze the key pedagogical issues of teaching Holocaust literature.

Grinberg, who is participating in the seminar for the first time, will be presenting on his current and future Reed courses: “Literature of Destruction: Narratives of Apocalypse in Russian and Jewish Traditions” and “The Holocaust in Soviet Contexts: Narrative, Verse, Film.”

“I am thrilled to be participating in the seminar,” says Grinberg. “Representations of the Holocaust have long been a focus of my writing, research, and teaching. I am glad that so many Reed students are interested in the topic both in their courses and thesis work.”

Grinberg is also the coeditor of the just published Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen (Brandies University Press: American Jewish History, Culture, and Life Series, 2013).