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David Patterson
Professor-Arts & Humanities, School of
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Email Address  david.patterson@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-2049    Media Contact
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.Comparative LiteratureUniversity of Oregon1978
 M.A.Comparative LiteratureUniversity of Oregon1976
 B.A.PhilosophyUniversity of Oregon1972
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Areas of Specialization
Holocaust, anti-Semtism, Jewish literature, Jewish history, modern Jewish thought
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
1998-PresentBomblum Chair/Director  University of Memphis
1996-1998Distinguished Professor of Russian Literature and Director of the University Honors Program  University of Memphis
1993-1996Professor of Russian and European Literature  Oklahoma State
1993-1993Assoc. Prof. of Russian and European Literature  Oklahoma State
1992-1993Sutton Chair in the Humanities  University of Oklahoma
1990-1992Director/Associate Professor of Russian and European Literature  Oklahoma State
1989-1990Associate Professor of Russian and European Literature  Oklahoma State
1985-1989Assistant Professor of Russian  Oklahoma State
1984-1985Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and Philosophy and Assistant to the DeanCollege of Arts and Sciences Oklahoma State
1984-1984Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Assistant to the DeanCollege of Arts and Sciences Oklahoma State
1982-1984LecturerDepartment of English Oklahoma State
1978-1980Assistant Professor of LiteratureHonors College University of Oregon
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DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS
  • 2008
    • Recipient of the Hadassah Myrtle Wreath Award
    • Selected as Scholar-in—Residence for the American Library Association Let ’s Talk About It program, University of Memphis
  • 2007
    • Appointed to the Facing History International Scholars Board of Advisors
  • 2006
    • Appointed to the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Holocaust Commission
  • 2005
    • Appointed to Hadassah’s Academic Advisory Board and Curriculum Watch
    • Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee
  • 2004
    • Awarded Arts and Sciences Research Grant for work on Open Wounds
    • University College Advising Award
  • 2003
    • ALA Award for Outstanding Reference Source 2003 for Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature
    • University College Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2002
    • Invited to Membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
    • Booklist Editors’ Choice Award 2002 for Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature
  • 2000
    • Winner of the Koach Award for Adult Education, Beth Sholom Synagogue
    • Winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award for Jewish Thought and Philosophy (for Along the Edge of Annihilation)
  • 1999
    • Selected by the Warren Center and the Tennessee Holocaust Commission for the Colloquium on the Holocaust, Vanderbilt University
  • 1997
    • Awarded Arts and Sciences Research Grant for work on The Black Book
    • Named honorary member of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honors Society
    • Named honorary member of the Golden Key Honor Society
    • Selected as Honored Member of Strathrnore’s Who’s Who Registry
  • 1996
    • Awarded College of Arts and Sciences Certificate of Faculty Excellence
    • Selected as a Fellow of the Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, Northwestern University
    • In Choice the American Library Association named Exile as one of the best academic books of 1995
    • Appointed to Resource Advisory Panel for Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
    • Awarded Oklahoma Foundation for the Humanities Research Grant for From Kant to the Camps: German Philosophy and the Holocaust
  • 1995
    • Selected as Russell Kirk Lecturer, "The Permanent Things," Heritage Foundation
    • Selected as NEH Visiting Scholar, Southern Oregon State College
    • Selected as Pepperdine University Guest Professor
  • 1994
    • Awarded the Southem Books Competition Award of Excellence, 1992-1993, for The Gospel According to Tolstoy
    • Awarded Oklahoma Foundation for the Humanities Research Grant for Along the Edge of Annihilation: The Collapse and Recovery of LW in the Holocaust Diary
    • Awarded So. Central MLA Research Grant for Along the Edge of Annihilation
    • Awarded NEH Summer Stipend for Along the Edge of Annihilation
    • Awarded A&S Research Grant for work on Holocaust in Berlin
  • 1992
    • Awarded NEH Grant for research in Israel on Sun Turned to Darkness: Memory and Recovery in the Holocaust Memoir
    • Awarded Oklahoma Foundation for the Humanities Research Grant for Sun Turned to Darkness
  • 1991
    • Selected for inclusion in Who 's Who in Foreign Criticism on Russian Literature (Moscow: 1nstitutMirovoi Literatury, 1992)
  • 1990
    • Awarded Arts and Sciences Board of Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship
    • American Council of Leamed Societies Grant for travel to Cambridge, England
    • Southwestem Bell Faculty Fellowship Award for The Shriek of Silence: A Phenomenology ofthe Holocaust Novel
    • Awarded University of Oregon Arts and Sciences Alumni Achievement Award
  • 1989
    • Awarded Burlington Northern Achievement Award for Scholarship and Teaching
    • In Choice the American Library Association named The Ajjirming Flame as one of the best academic books of 1988
    • Appointed Honor Lecturer for Mid—America State Universities Association
  • 1988
    • Finalist for Fred Jones Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award
    • Grant from Pergamon Press to participate in the Intemational Conference "Remembering for the Future," 10-13 July 1988, Oxford and London
  • 1987
    • First Runner-up for 1987 M/MLA Book Award for Literature and Spirit
  • 1986
    • Research Grant from South Central Modem Language Assoc. for study in Geneva
  • 1984
    • NEH Summer Seminar Grant for study at Harvard University

EDITORIAL SERVICES AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT
  • Grant evaluator for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Weinstein Series in Post-Holocaust Studies, Univ of Washington Press
  • Member of the Scholars’ Platform, Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, Cambridge, England
  • Member of the Weinstein Holocaust Symposium, Wroxton, England
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for the Intemational Scholars’ Conferences
  • Consultant for the Philadelphia Center on Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights
  • Member of Readers’ Committee for the Elie Wiesel Essay on Ethics Award
  • Facing History and Ourselves Scholar in Residence
  • Editorial Board for the Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
  • Grant reviewer for National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Reader for: Palgrave Macmillan; University of Tennessee Press, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Wayne State University Press; University of Missouri Press; Syracuse University Press; Central European University Press, Budapest, Hungary; University of Washington Press; St. Martin’s Press; University Press of Virginia; University Press of Kentucky; The Russian Review; PMLA; Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Christianity and Literature; Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature; Signs; Shofar; Religion and Literature, Southern Jewish History; Associate Editor of Russian, South Central Review

Achievements in Original Investigation
  • Books Authored
    • A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism toIslamic Jihad (Cambridge, Eng.:Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
    • Sounding the Depths of the Soul: Reflections on Matters of Life and Death (Baltimore:PublishAmerica, 2009)
    • Emil L. Fackenheim: A Jewish Philosopher ’s Response to the Holocaust (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2008)
    • (co-authored with Alan L. Berger), Jewish—Christian Dialogue: Drawing Honey from the Rock (St. Paul: Paragon House, 2008)
    • Overcoming Alienation: A Kabbalistic Reflection on the Five Levels ofthe Soul (Baltimore: PublishAmerica, 2008)
    • Open Wounds: The Crisis of Jewish Thought in the Afermath of Auschwitz (Seattle: Univ of Washington Press, 2006)
    • Wrestling with the Angel: Toward a Jewish Understanding ofthe Nazi Assault on the Name (St. Paul: Paragon House, 2006)
    • Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005)
    • Along the Edge of Annihilation: The Collapse and Recovery of LM? in the Holocaust Diary (Seattle: Univ of Washington Press, 1999); winner of Koret Jewish Book Award in the category of Jewish Philosophy and Thought
    • Sun Turned to Darkness: Memory and Recovery in the Holocaust Memoir (Syracuse,
    •  NY: Syracuse Univ Press, 1998); selections anthologized in Dan Cohn-Sherbok, ed.,Holocaust Theology: A Reader (New York: NYU Press, 2002)
    • When Learned Men Murder: Essays on the Essence of Higher Education (Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa, 1996)
    • Exile: The Sense of Alienation in Modern Russian Letters (Lexington, KY: Univ Press of Kentucky, 1995); winner of Choice Award
    • Pilgrimage of a Proselyte: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem (Middle Village, NY: Jonathan David, 1993); anthologized in Alfred Kolatch, ed., Great Jewish Quotations
    • The Shriek of Silence: A Phenomenology ofthe Holocaust Novel (Lexington, KY: Univ Press of Kentucky, 1992)
    • In Dialogue and Dilemma with Elie Wiesel (Wakefield, NH: Longwood Academic, 1991)
    • Literature and Spirit: Essays on Mikhail Bakhtin and His Contemporaries (Lexington, KY: Univ Press of Kentucky, 1988); first runner-up MMLA Book Award
    • The Ajjirming Flame: Religion, Language, Literature (Norman, OK: Univ of Oklahoma Press, 1988); winner of Choice Award
    • Faith and Philosophy (Washington, DC: Univ Press of America, 1982)
  • Critical Anthology
    • The Greatest Jewish Stories Ever Told (Middle Village, NY: Jonathan David, 1997), reissued as Greatest Jewish Stories, 2001; portions anthologized in Dov Peretz Elkins, ed., Yom Kippur Readings (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 2005)
  • Books Translated with Critical Introductions
    • The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry compiled by Ilya Ehrenburg and Vassily Grossman (Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2002)
    • The Gospel According to Tolstoy (Tuscaloosa, AL: Alabama Univ Press, 1992)
    • Winter Notes on Summer Impressions by F. M. Dostoevsky (Evanston: Northwestem Univ Press, 1988)
    • The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy (New York: W. W. Norton, 1984)
    • Diary of a Superfluous Man by Ivan Turgenev (New York: W. W. Norton, 1984)
    • Confession by Leo Tolstoy (New York: W. W. Norton, 1983)
  • Books Edited with an Introduction
    • Fire in the Ashes: God Evil, and the Holocaust, ed. with John K. Roth (Seattle, WA: Univ of Washington Press, 2005)
    • Is the Holocaust Vanishing? A Survivor’s Reflections on the Academic Waning of Memory and Jewish Identity in the Post-Auschwitz Era by Murray J. Kohn (Lantham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2005)
    • Ajter-Words: Post-Holocaust Struggles with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice, ed. with John K. Roth (Seattle, WA: Univ of Washington Press, 2004)
    • Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature, with Alan L. Berger (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002; authored 56 entries for the Encyclopedia); winner of Booklist Editors’ Choice Award 2002; ALA Award for Outstanding Reference Source 2003
    • The Cantor ’s Voice by Solomon Gisser (Memphis: Serviceberry Publishers, 2000)
  • Book-Length Study Guides
    • Masterworks of Western Culture: Ancient and Medieval (Regents for Oklahoma State Univ, 1993)
    • Modern Western Humanities (Regents for Oklahoma State Univ, 1985)
  • Articles and Chapters
    • "Bert Bomblum: Quietly Courageous, Deeply Devoted” in Memphis Profles in Courage, ed. Jonathan Lindberg (Memphis: Main Street Books, forthcoming)
    • "The Holocaust" Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience, ed. Dennis Peck and Clifton Bryant (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, forthcoming)
    • "Living On: An Introduction,” introduction to Living On by the Tennessee Holocaust Commission (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, forthcoming)
    • "The Mystical Shape of the Soul," in the Proceedings of The 14th World Congress of Jewish Studies, forthcoming "Toward a Post-Holocaust Jewish Understanding of the Jewish State and the Israeli-Palestinian Contlict” in Holocaust Scholars Respond to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, ed. John K. Roth and Leonard Grob (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, forthcoming)
    • “Getting Rid of the G-d of Abraham: A Prerequisite for Genocide" in Genocide in the Name of God, ed. Steven L. Jacobs (New York: Berghahn Books, forthcoming)
    • "The Metaphysical Dimensions of the Shoah in the Warsaw Ghetto Diaries,” JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY LITERARY STUDIES, forthcoming
    • "Man or Muselmann: Fackenheim’s Elaboration on Levi’s Question," in The Philosopher as Witness: Fackenheim and Responses to the Holocaust,, ed. B. Pollack and M. Morgan (Albany: SUNY Press, 2008), pp. 147-162
    • "A Review Essay on Glauben und Denken im Angesicht von Auschwitz: Eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem Werk von Emil L. Fackenheim by Britta Frede-Wenger, HOLOCAUST STUDIES, Summer 2007: 1 I6-120
    • "Teaching as Testimony: Pedagogical Peculiarities of Teaching the Holocaust" in Testimony, Tensions, and Tikkun: Reflections on Teaching the Holocaust in Colleges and Universities, ed. Myrna Goldenberg and Rochelle Millen (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007), pp. 134-147
    • "Teaching Elie Wiesel’s Night in the Contexts of Holocaust Memoirs" in Approaches to Teaching Wiesel ’s Night, ed. Alan Rosen (New York: MLA, 2007), pp. 83-90
    • "Transcending the Literary: Aggadic Elements in Elie Wiesel’s Tales," LITERATURE AND BELIEF, 2007, 26(I): 25-40
    • “Reflections on the Ninth Commandment in Response to Miroslav Volk" in The Ten Commandments for Jews, Christians, and Others, ed. Roger Van Ham (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2007), pp. 194-198
    • "Levinas as a Jewish Thinker," REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE FILOSOFIA, (62, April — December 2006): 591-608
    • "The Maggid of Sighet: Jewish Contexts for Elie Wiesel’s Storytel1ing" in Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling, ed. Rosemary Horowitz (Jefferson, MD: MacFarland, 2006), pp. 102-122
    • "The Black Book of Lithuanian Jewry" in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Vol. 19, ed. Antony Polonsky (Oxford: Littman Library, 2006), pp. 543-557
    • "The Philosophical Warrant for Genocide" in Genocide and Human Rights: A Philosophical Guide, ed. John K. Roth (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), pp. 95-104
    • "The Issue of Exile in Jewish Thought" in Feasts and Fasts: In Honour of Alan David Crown, ed. Jennifer Dowling and Marianne Darcy (Sydney: Mandelbaum, 2005), pp. 259-270
    • “Death and Ghetto Death" in Lg’e in the Ghettos during the Holocaust, ed. Eric Sterling (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005), pp. 160-176
    • "Seeking the Fire in the Ashes: A Chasidic Accounting for Evil from the Midst of Evil after the Evil of Auschwitz" in Fire in the Ashes: God Evil, and the Holocaust, ed. D. Patterson and J. K. Roth (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005), pp. 272-298
    • Introduction to Is the Holocaust Vanishing? by Murray J. Kohn (Lantham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2005), pp. xi —xiv.
    • "The Complicity of Modern Philosophy in the Extermination of the Jews" in The Genocidal Mind, ed. Dennis B. Klein, et al. (Sr. Paul: Paragon House, 2005), pp. 105-124
    • "The Notion of Exile in Jewish Thought," in the Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, CD-ROM, 2005
    • Introduction to The Voice of My Blood Cries Out: The Holocaust as Reflected in Hebrew Poetry by Murray J. Kohn (Vineland, NJ : RiVal Publications, 2005), pp. 4-7
    • "The Ego’s Eclipse of God and the Philosophical Warrant for Genocide," in the Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, CD—ROM, 2005
    • Preface to Transformation as the Principle of Literary Creation from the Homeric Epic to the Joycean Novel by David K. Danow (Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 2004), pp. i—vii
    • “Through the Eyes of Those Who Were There: A Review Essay," HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES, 18 (Fall 2004): 274-290
    • “Emil Fackenheim: Eulogy for a Jew Philosopher," SHOFAR: INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF JEWISH STUDIES, 22 (Summer 2004): 130-135
    • "Seeking the Fire in the Ashes: A Journey into the Holocaust," in Teaching the Holocaust: College Educators, ed. S. Totten, S. Jacobs, and P. Bartrop (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2004), pp. 139-154
    • "G-d, World, Humanity: Jewish Reflections on Justice after Auschwitz" in After- Words: Post—Holocaust Struggles with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice, ed. D. Patterson and J. K. Roth (Seattle: Univ of Washington Press, 2004), pp. 171 -82
    • "Lifesaving Letters: Contexts and Implications," a foreword to Lifesaving Letters, a Holocaust memoir by Milena Roth (Seattle: Univ of Washington Press, 2004), pp. ix-xviii.
    • "The Mystical Shape of the Sou1," AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF JEWISH STUDIES, 17 (2003): 154-166
    • "Holocaust Studies without the Holocaust," SHOFAR: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF JEWISH STUDIES, 21 (Summer 2003): 115-123
    • "Remembering the Murder of the Mother; The Orphan’s Outcry in the Holocaust Memoir" in the Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, 2003
    • Twenty entries for the Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, ed. Thomas Riggs (Farmington Hills, MI: St. James Press, 2002)
    • "Ethischer Monotheismus” in the Jahrbuch der Politische Theologie, Vol. 4, ed. Jurgen Manemann (Muenster: Lit Verlag, 2002), pp. 68-80
    • "Prayers of the Victims, Victims of Prayer" in The Continuing Agony: From the Carmelite Convent to the Crosses at Auschwitz, ed. H. J. Cargas, A. Berger, and S. Novak (Binghamton: Global Publications of SUNY-Binghamton, 2002), pp. 327-256
    • "When Memory Camiot Speak: The Problem of Silence in the Holocaust Memoir" in The Century of Genocide, ed. Daniel J. Curran, Richard Libowitz, and Marcia Sachs Littell (Merion, PA: Merion Westfield Press Intemational, 2002), pp. 159-73
    • "Is Genocide More Than Mass Murder?", "How Does Good Happen?" and other sections in The Holocaust and Other Genocides: History, Representation, Ethics, ed. Helmut Smith (Nashville: Vanderbilt Univ Press, 2002)
    • "Is Judaism Ethical Monotheism?", LE’ELA: A JOURNAL OF JUDAISM TODAY, December 2001, 25-33
    • With Emil L. Fackenheim, "Why the Holocaust Is Unique," JUDAISM, 50 (Fall 2001), 438-447
    • "Despite Scurrying Time," JUDAISM, 50 (Summer 2001), 319-30
    • "The Assault on the Holy within the Human: The Account of the Holocaust Diaries," in Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide, Vol. 1, ed. John K. Roth, Elizabeth Maxwell, et al. (London: Macmillan, 2001), pp. 481-94
    • “Solzhenitsyn’s Call for Freedom, Responsibility, and Repentance," CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE, 49 (Spring 2000), 371-86
    • "The Chronicle of the Assault on the Holy in the Warsaw Ghetto Diaries" in The Pall of the Past: The Holocaust, Genocide, and the 21st Century, ed. Marilyn F. Nefsky (Merion Station, PA: Merion Westfield Press International, 2000), pp. 35-48
    • "Teaching Shoah in the Contexts of Sacred Texts" in Academic Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies, ed. Zev Garber (New York: Univ. Press of America, 2000), pp. 247-266
    • "Nazis, Philosophers, and the Response to the Scandal of Heidegger" in Ethics Ajter Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Perspectives, Critiques, and Responses, ed. John Roth (Minneapolis: Paragon, 1999), pp. 148-209
    • "A Review Essay on Christianity in Bakhtin by Ruth Coates,” CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE, 48 (Summer 1999), 535-38
    • "The Twilight of Memory: Reflections on Late-Life Memoirs of the Holocaust," DIMENSIONS: A JOURNAL OF HOLOCAUST STUDIES, 1999: 13 (1), 19-24; anthologized in Joseph R. Mitchell and Helen Buss Mitchell, eds., The Holocaust: Readings and Interpretations (Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill, 2001), pp. 526-32
    • “The Moral Dilemma of Motherhood in the Nazi Death Camp" in Problems Unique to the Holocaust, ed. H. J. Cargas (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999), pp. 7-24
    • "Living the Living Good" in Peace, In Deed: Essays in Honor of Harry James Cargas, ed. Zev Garber and Richard Libowitz (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998), pp. 13-22
    • "Bearing Witness to the Murder of God: The Testimony of Holocaust Diaries" in Confronting the Holocaust: A Mandate for the 2l” Century, ed. S. Feinstein, K. Schierman, and M. Littell (New York: University Press of America, 1998), pp. 25-40
    • "Tikkun after the Holocaust," BRIDGES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL, 4 (Fall/Winter 1997), 269-286
    • “The Summons of the Word and the Speaking of the Spirit in the Holocaust Diary," A/B: AUTO/BIOGRAPHY STUDIES, 12 (Spring 1997), 37-51
    • "To Urania" in Masterplotss Twentieth Anniversary Revised Second Edition, ed. Eric Howard (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1997), pp. 6602-05
    • "The Consolation of Philosophy" in Masterplots: Twentieth Anniversary Revised Second Edition, ed. Eric Howard (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1997), pp. 1290-93
    • "A Review Essay on The Theory and Practice of Welcoming Converts to Judaism by Lawrence J. Epstein," CCAR JOURNAL, (Winter 1996), 97-100
    • "Exile of the Word in the Poetry of Mikhail Gendelev" in Vol. 7, Studii de Slavistica, ed. S. Balanescu and L. Cotorcea (Iasi: Editura Universitatii "Cuza," 1996), pp. 139-54
    • "Bakhtin on Word and Spirit: The Religiosity of Responsibility" in Vol. 7 of the Studii de Slavistica, ed. S. Balanescu and L. Cotorcea (lasi: Editura Universitatii “Cuza," 1996), pp. 49-64
    • "The Murder of Death in the Holocaust Dia1y," THE MAINE SCHOLAR, 9 (Autumn 1996), 131-46
    • "Some Implications of the Wannsee Conference for the Essence of Higher Education" in Holocaust and Church Struggle, ed. Hubert G. Locke and Marcia Sachs Littell (New York: Univ Press of America, 1996), pp. 127-38
    • "Some Theological Aspects of Jewish Memory in the Holocaust Memoir," THE ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 548 (Nov. 1996), 200-218
    • "Sideshadowing: Ethical Dimensions of Time and Narration," CROSS CURRENTS, (Spring 1996), 111-16
    • "Bozhestvennyi obraz chelovecheskoi zhizni: bogoslovie L. N. Tolstogo [Tolstoy's Theology]," UCHENYE ZAPISKI KAZANSKOGO GOSUDARSTVENNOGO UNIVERSITETA, 131 (1995), 109-17
    • "On The Holocaust in Historical Context: Volume I--T he Holocaust and Mass Death before the Modern Age by Steven T. Katz," HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES, 9 (Spring 1995), 146-50
    • "Death of the Child and Childhood in the Holocaust Novel," THE MAINE SCHOLAR: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, 8 (Autumn 1995), 7-26
    • "The Annihilation of Exits: The Problem of Liberation in the Holocaust Memoir," HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES, 9 (Fall 1995), 208-30
    • "The Collapse and Recovery of Time in the Holocaust Diary," MODERN JEWISH STUDIES ANNUAL, 9:3-4 (1994), 127-144
    • "Levinas, Fackenheim, and a Post-Holocaust Tikkun" in the Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of World Jewish Studies, Vol. 2, ed. D. Assaf (Jerusalem, 1994), pp. 85-92
    • "The Dialogic of the Elsewhere in Danow‘s Analysis of Dostoevsky" SEMIOTICA, 98-3/4 (1994), 397-409
    • "The Religious Aspect of Bakhtin's Aesthetics," RENASCENCE: ESSAYS ON VALUES IN LITERATURE, 46 (Fall 1993), 55-70
    • "From Exile to Afiirmation: The Poetry of Joseph Brodsky," STUDIES IN TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE, 17 (Summer 1993), 365-83
    • "The Word in Exile: A Phenomenology of Silence in the Holocaust Novel,” HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES, 7 (Winter 1993), 402-20
    • "Ot kul'tumogo k chelovecheskomy: sluchai 1vanaIl'icha" in Slovo i mysl' L’va Tolstogo: F ilologicheskie razyskaniya, ed. A. A. Makarov and I. G Kondrat'ev (Kazan: University of Kazan Press, 1993), pp. 43-55
    • "Joseph Brodsky: Poet in Exile," AMELIA, AN INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY OF POETRY AND CRITICISM, 6 (Fall 1992), 78-83
    • "On Teaching," THE TEACHER, 47 (April 1992), 2-7
    • "The Politically Correct Curriculum," FORUM FOR HONORS, 21(Winter/Spring 1992), 18-24
    • "The Eclipse of the Highest in Higher Education," THE MAINE SCHOLAR: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, 4 (Autumn 1991), 7-20
    • "Mikhail Bakhtin on Word and Meaning: The Religiosity of Responsibi1ity," CROSS CURRENTS: RELIGION AND INTELLECTUAL LIFE, 41(Spring 1991), 33-44
    • "A Word on Mikhail Bakhtin with Excerpts from His Aesthetics 0f Verbal Art, CROSS CURRENTS: RELIGION AND INTELLECTUAL LIFE, 41 (Spring 1991), 45-52
    • "The Theological Dimensions of Tolstoy's Resurrection," CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE, 40 (Winter 1991), 123-36
    • "The Human Image Divine: Tolstoy's Anthropic Theo1ogy," CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE, 40 (Fall 1990), 23-35
    • "On the Image and Essence of Honors: Student, Professor, Program," FORUM FOR HONORS, 20 (Summer/Fall 1990), 3-10
    • "Laughter and the Alterity of Truth in Bakhtin's Aesthetics," DISCOURS SOCIAL/SOCIAL DISCOURSE, 3 (Spring-Summer 1990), 295-309
    • "The Life of Ivan Il‘ich," THOUGHT: A QUARTERLY REVIEW, 45 (June 1990), 143-154
    • "Religion, Language, Literature," SPECTRUM, 4 (Spring/Summer 1990), 32-42
    • "Mikhail Bakhtin" in the Critical Survey of Literary Theory, ed. Frank N. Magill (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1988), pp. 82-89
    • "Literary Response and Remembrance: A Bakhtinian Approach to the Holocaust 'Novel'," in Remembering for the Future (Oxford; Pergamon Press, 1988), pp. 1513-1522
    • "Shestov, Kierkegaard, and the Origin of Nothingness: Reflections on the Fall," THE AMERICAN BENEDICTINE REVIEW, 39 (March 1988), 15-30
    • "The Superfluous Man's Superfluous Discourse," LANGUAGE AND STYLE, 20 (Summer 1987), 230-241
    • "Dostoevsky's Poetics of Spirit: Bakhtin and Berdyaev," DOSTOEVSKY STUDIES, 8 (1987), 220-231
    • "Subjectivity and Responsibility: Wiesel per Levinas," CAHIERS ROUMAINS D'ETUDES LITTERAIRES, 4 (1987), 130-144
    • "Signification, Responsibility, Spirit: Bakhtin and Levinas," CITHARA, 26 (May 1987), 5-19
    • "Bakhtin and Heidegger on Word and Being," JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS, 8 (1985), 17-28
    • "Mikhail Bakhtin and the Dialogical Dimensions of the Novel," JOURNAL OF AESTHETICS AND ART CRITICISM, 44 (Winter 1985), 131-139
    • "Sleeping in Gethsemane," EPIPHANY JOURNAL, 4 (Spring 1984), 34-38
    • "Before the Cock Crows Twice," EPIPHANY JOURNAL, 3 (Spring 1983), 98-101
    • "Dostoevsky's Dvoinik per Lacan’s Parole," ESSAYS IN LITERATURE, 10 (Fall 1983), 299-307
    • "Faith and Philosophy," EPIPHANY JOURNAL, 3 (Fall 1982), 2-11
    • "Abraham and Kierkegaard," JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES, 8 (Spring 1980), 8-19
    • "The Unity of Existential Philosophy and Literature as Revealed by Shestov's Approach to Dostoevsky," STUDIES IN SOVIET THOUGHT, 19 (1979), 219-231
    • "The Movement of Faith in To1stoy's Conf2ssion," HARVARD THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, 71/72 (1978), 227-243
    • "Shestov's Second Dimension: In Job’s Balances," SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 22 (1978), 141-152
    • "Fonvizin's Nedorosl ' as a Russian Representative of the Genre Serieux," COMPARATIVE LITERATURE STUDIES, 14 (1977), 196-204
  • Short Articles and Review Essays (less than 4 pages)
    • “A Review of Good Neighbors by Mimi Schwartz, SHOF AR, forthcoming
    • "A Review of The Holocaust Memoir Digest edited by Esther Go1dberg," HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES, 21 (2007): 329-31
    • "A Review Essay on The Holocaust Novel by Efraim Sicher," SHOF AR, 25 (Winter 2007): 208-210
    • "A Review Essay on Meditating on the Psalms by John Eaton," THE EUROPEAN LEGACY: TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS, 11(1) (2006), 105
    • "A Review Essay on Interrupting Auschwitz by John Cohen," THE EUROPEAN LEGACY: TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS, 10(3) (2005), 250-251
    • "A Review Essay on The Culture ofthe Babylonian Talmud by Jeffrey Rubenstein," THE EUROPEAN LEGACY: TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS, 10(3) (2005), 249-250
    • "A Review Essay on Jewish Passages: Cycles of Jewish Liw by Harvey Goldberg," THE EUROPEAN LEGACY: TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS, 10(2) (2005), 265-267
    • "A Review Essay on Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust .L2wish Thought in America by Michael L. Morgan, SHOFAR, 21 (Spring 2003), 183-85
    • "A Review Essay on Holocaust and Memory by Barbara Engelking, SHOFAR, 21 (Spring 2003), 180-83
    • "A Review Essay on Moral Responsibility in the Holocaust by David H. J ones," SHOFAR, 19 (Spring 2001), 153-155
    • "A Review Essay on Children of Job: American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust by Alan L. Berger," HADASSAH MAGAZINE, May 1998, 44
    • "A Review Essay on The World Responds to the Holocaust," ed. by David Wyman, SHOFAR, 16 (Spring 1998), 156-58
    • "A Letter to Franklin Litte1l" in Letters to Franklin Littell on His 80th Birthday, ed. Sharon Gutman and Marcia Littell (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Center on the Holocaust,
    • 1998), pp. 166-67
    • "A Review Essay on Memoirs of Peasant Tolstoyans in Soviet Russia, ed. and tr. William Edgerton," SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 38 (Fall 1994), 505-06
    • "A Pilgrimage to the Mount of Remembrance," MARTYRDOM AND RESISTANCE, 20 (Jan.- Feb. 1994), 9
    • "Review Essay on A Ricouer Reader: Reflection and Imagination, ed. Mario J. Valdes," LITERARY RESEARCH/RECHERCHE LITTERAIRE, 20 (Summer 1993), 24-25
    • "A Review Essay on Barlach’s Literary and Visual Art by K. Hooper, LITERARY RESEARCH/RECHERCHE LITTERAIRE, 18 (Summer 1992), 25-26
    • "A Review Essay on Remembering and Repeating by Regina Schwartz," MILTON QUARTERLY, 24 (March 1990), 33-35
    • "A Review Essay on LCAmour dans la haine by Phillipe Chardin, LITERARY RESEARCH/RECHERCHE LITTERAIRE, 14 (Winter 1990), 21-22
    • "Ot kul'tumogo k chelovecheskomu" in Materialy mezhdunarodnogo seminara
    • "Slavyanskaya kul’tura v sovremennom mire. " (Kiev: Kiev State Pedagogical Institute,1990), pp. 18-20
    • "Badenheim 1939" in Cyclopedia of Literary Characters II, ed. Frank N. Magill (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1990), pp. 101-02
    • "A Beggar in J erusalem" in Cyclopedia of Literary Characters I1, ed. Frank N. Magill (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1990), pp. 135
    • "Joseph Brodsky" in Cyclopedia of World Authors, ed. F rank N. Magill (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1989), pp. 259-260
    • "A Review Essay on The Unsaid Anna Karenina by Judith M. Armstrong," SOUTH CENTRAL REVIEW, 6 (Spring 1989), 104-105
    • "It Is Very Nigh unto Thee: An Essay on The Long Shorter Way: Discourses on Chasidic Thought by A. Steinsaltz," CROSS CURRENTS, 28 (Summer 1988), 234-236
    • "Researching Russian Literature: A Review Essay on the Handbook of Russian Literature ed. by Victor Terras," LITERARY RESEARCH, 11 (Spring/Summer 1986), 184-186
    • "Voices in the Wilderness: Kierkegaard and Tolstoy," SOREN KIERKEGAARD NEWSLETTER, October 1984
    • "The Phenomenology of Selfhood: A Review Essay on Journeys to Seh’hood by Mark C. Taylor," SOREN KIERKEGAARD NEWSLETTER, April 1984
    • "Old Wine in a New Bottle: A Review Essay on H. J. Eysenck's Encyclopedia of Psychology," BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES LIBRARIAN, 1 (1980), 285-287
    • "Tolstoy's Ispoved"' in the Proceedings from the 1977 meeting of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages, pp. 124-126
  • PRESENTATIONS
    • Conferences
      • "Jewish Dimensions of Neoconservative Environmentalism," Western Association for Jewish Studies, Portland, Oregon, March 2007
      • “A Reflection on the Jewish Journey from Exile to Redemption," Jewish Joumeys Conference, Cape Town, January 2007
      • “A Chasidic Anti-Theodicy in the Time of the Shoah: Kalonymos Kalmish Shapira’s Esh Kodesh," meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies San Diego, December 2006
      • "The Biblical Basis for Environmental Stewardship," I2"` International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment, Keauhou Bay, Hawaii, June 2006
      • “Late-Life Holocaust Memoirs," at the Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium, Boca Raton, April 2006
      • "Responding Jewishly to the Holocaust: Emil L. Fackenheim," meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies Washington, DC, December 2005
      • "Levinas as a Jewish Thinker," Conference on Person and Society, Braga, Portugal, November 2005
      • "The Mystical Shape of the Soul," TheI4lh World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 2005
      • "G-d and Evil after the Holocaust," presented at the 35"` Annual International Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Philadelphia, March 2005
      • "Jewish Thinking about Exile," presented at the 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, January 2005
      • "Remembering the Murder of the Mother: Implications for Understanding the Holocaust," presented at the meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies, Chicago, December 2004
      • "The Ego’s Eclipse of God and the Philosophical Warrant for Genocide," presented at the Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, University of Navarra, Spain, August 2004
      • “Man or Muselmann? Emil Facl<enheim’s Insights into Primo Levi," presented at the Western Jewish Studies Association Conference, San Diego, March 2004
      • "A Chasidic Anti-Theodicy: Rabbi Shapria’s Response to the Nazi Evil," presented at the International Conference on Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, Prague, March 2004
      • "Remembering the Murder of the Mother: The Orphan’s Outcry in the Holocaust Memoir," presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, June 2003
      • "After-Words: Post-Holocaust Confrontations with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice," presented at the 32rd Annual International SchoIars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Philadelphia, March 2003
      • "The Mystical Shape of the Soul in the Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought,” presented at the meeting of the Australian Association for Jewish Studies, Sydney, February 2003
      • "Martin Heidegger and the Final Solution to the ‘Jewitlcation’ Problem," presented at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Los Angeles, December 2002
      • “The Complicity of Modern Philosophy in the Extennination of the Jews," presented at the 32nd Annual Intemational Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Newark, March 2002
      • "The Black Book of Lithuanian J ewry," presented at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Washington, DC, December 2001
      • "The Way of Life and Death in the Ghetto," presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Denver, November 2000
      • "The Assault on the Holy within the Human: The Account of the Holocaust Diaries," presented at the "Remembering for the Future" conference, Oxford, July 2000
      • "When Memory Cannot Speak: The Problem of Silence in Holocaust Memoirs," presented at the 30th Amiual Intemational Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Philadelphia, March 2000
      • "The Unraveling of Meaning in the Holocaust Dia1"y," presented at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Chicago, December 1999
      • "Ethical Encounters in the Concentrationary Universe," presented at the 29th Annual International Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Garden City, March 1999
      • "The History of the Assault on the Holy Recorded in the Holocaust Diary," presented at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Boston, December 1998
      • "The Chronicle of the Assault on the Holy," presented at the 28th Annual Intemational Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Seattle, March 1998
      • "Holocaust, Exile, and Homeland," presented at the conference on "Israel and the Holocaust: From Diaspora to Dwelling Place," Memphis, February 1998
      • "The Response to the Holocaust in Israeli F iction," presented at the conference on Israel and the Holocaust: From Diaspora to Dwelling Place," Memphis, February 1998
      • "Assailing God: The Testimony of the Warsaw Ghetto Diaries," presented at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Seattle, November 1997
      • "The Singularity of the Holocaust,” presented at the meeting of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Atlanta, October 1997
      • “Jewish Thought and the Scandal of Philosophy in the Contexts of the Shoah," presented at the 12th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 1997
      • "Ethics, Philosophy, and the Response to Heidegger," presented at the 27th Armual International Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Tampa, March 1997
      • “When Learned Men Murder," presented at the University Honors Program Speakers Series, October 1996
      • "Bearing Witness to the Murder of God: The Testimony ofthe Holocaust Diaries," presented at the 26th Annual International Scho1ars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Minneapolis, March 1996
      • "No Exit: The Return from Antiworld to World in the Holocaust Memoir," presented at the 25th Annual International Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust, Provo, March 1995
      • "Some Theological Aspects of Jewish Memory in the Holocaust Memoir," presented at the "Remembering for the Future I1" Conference on the Holocaust, Berlin, March 1994
      • "Levinas, Fackenheim, and a Post-Holocaust Tikkun," presented at the Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, June 1993
      • "Implications of the Warmsee Conference for Higher Education," presented at the 22nd Annual International Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust, Seattle, March 1992
      • "The Politically Correct Curriculum," presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council meeting, Chicago, November 1991
      • "On the Image and Essence of Honors: Student, Professor, Program," presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council meeting, Baltimore, October 1990
      • "Ot russkoi kul'tury k obshchechelovecheskoi nature: Smert' Ivana Il'icha," presented at the 7th International Congress of Teachers of Russian, Moscow, August 1990
      • "The Word in Exile: A Phenomenology of Silence in the Holocaust Novel," presented [by proxy] at the International Conference on Contemporary Western Thought and Its Religious Subtexts, Cambridge, England, July 1990
      • "Ka-tzetnik's Shivitti: A Prophecy of the Present," presented at the 20th Anniversary Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Vanderbilt University, March 1990
      • "Mikhail Bakhtin on Word and Spirit: The Religiosity of Response," presented [by proxy] at the International Conference on Mikhail Bakhtin, Urbino, Italy, July 1989
      • "Toward a Theology of Responsibility: The Witness Born by Levinas," presented at the 19th Annual Intemational Scholars' Conference, Philadelphia, March 1989
      • "A Bakhtinian Approach to the Holocaust Novel," presented at the "Remembering for the Future" Conference on the Holocaust, Oxford and London, July 1988
      • "Some Implications of the Johannine Logos for Literary Criticism," presented at the University of Tulsa Comparative Literature Symposium, March 1987
      • "Shestov on Dostoevsky: The Merging of Philosophy and Literature," presented at the South Central Modern Language Association meeting, October 1986
      • "Bakhtin and Foucault on Laughter and Madness in the Middle Ages," presented at the Mid—America Medieval Association meeting, Emporia, March 1986
      • "Bakhtin and Heidegger on Word and Being," presented at the South Central Modern Language Association meeting, New Orleans, November 1985
      • "Bakhtin's Approach to Dostoevsky's Dvoinik," presented at the Central Slavic Association meeting, Stillwater, October 1985
      • "Lev Shestov and the Philosophy of the Middle Ages," presented at the 1984 meeting of the Mid-America Medieval Association, Stillwater, Oklahoma
      • "Toward a Philosophy of Teaching Writing through the Study of Literature," presented at the 1983 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assoc., Glendale, Arizona
      • "Messianic Elements of the Child in the Works of Elie Wiesel," presented at the 1983 national meeting of the Popular Culture Association, Wichita, Kansas
      • "The Metaphysics of Subjectivity: Physics, Philosophy, Mysticism," presented at the 1980 Oregon Honors College Colloquitun on Science and the Creative Imagination
      • "Beyond the Guise of History: An Approach to Schiller's J ungfrau," presented at the 1978 meeting of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages, Portland, Oregon
      • "Tolstoy's 1sp0ved’ as a Confluence of Existential Philosophy and Literature," presented at the 1977 meeting of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages, Spokane
    • Invited Speaking Engagements
      • "Though the Messiah May Tarry: A Reflection on Redemption in Our Time," May Smith Lecture, Florida Atlantic University, January 2009
      • "Aggadah as Outcry: Elie Wiesel’s Tales in the Context of Tradition," Celebration of Elie Wiesel’s 80th Birthday, Boston University, October 2008
      • "Jewish Motifs in American Holocaust Literature," Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium, Salt Lake City, September 2008
      • "Understanding Holocaust Denial in Its Many Manifestations,” Annual Meeting of Hadassah, New York, May 2008
      • "Post-Holocaust Issues for Jewish Thought," Washington University of St. Louis, April 2008
      • "Philosophy, Religion, and Megamurder," Oxford Round Table, Oxford University, April 2008
      • “The Meaning of the Holocaust," Jackson State Community College, March 2008
      • "What Is the Holocaust?" Oklahoma State University, March 2008
      • "Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought," Dyersberg State College, February 2008
      • "Seeking a Jewish Response to the Modem Assault on Judaism,” the conference "Echoes of a Century: Jews, Modernism, and the Holocaust," University of Texas at Dallas, February 2008
      • Invited speaker for workshop of Chicago Jewish Educators, November 2007
      • "The J ewish-Muslim-Christian Trialogue," panel, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, October 2007
      • "What Makes a Jewish Response to the Holocaust J ewish'?" and "Who Is the Messiah? Jewish and Christian Concepts?", Catholic Theological University, Leuven, Belgium, October 2007
      • “Emil L. Fackenheim’s Critique of Modem Philosophy in the Light of the Shoah," 2nd International Conference on Philosophy, Athens, June 2007
      • "The Holiness of the Holy Land," Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Cleveland, March 2007
      • "What Is Kabbalah‘?" University of Oklahoma, October 2006
      • "Holocaust Scholars Address the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," Weinstein Holocaust Symposium, Wroxton College, England, June 2006
      • "What Makes Lévinas a Jewish Thinker‘?" at An International Conference: A Century with Emmanuel Lévinas, Vilnius, April 2006
      • "The Holocaust and the Matter of Singularity,” annual meeting of AAASS, Salt Lake City, November 2005
      • "Is the Holocaust Vanishing‘?", Jewish Community Center, Vineland, NJ, June 2005
      • Scholar-in-Residence, Temple Shaarey Zedek, Buffalo, NY, June 2005
      • "Jewish Reflections on Justice in a Post—Holocaust World," Congreso Intemacional de Educacion e Cultura de Paz, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 2005
      • "Jewish and Christian Concepts of the Messiah," University of Mississippi, April 2005
      • "Judaism and Jew Hatred,” Indiana University, March 2005
      • "Emil Fackenheim’s Jewish Response to the Shoah," 35th Annual Intemational Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, March 2005
      • "Elie Wiesel’s Tales in the Contexts of Jewish Storytelling," Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium, Boca Raton, October 2004
      • "After-Words: Post-Holocaust Issues Concerning Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Justice," Goldner Holocaust Symposium, Wroxton College, England, June 2004
      • "Mystical Dimensions of the Soul," Florida Atlantic University, June 2004
      • "The Black Book of Russian J ewry" and "Anti—Semitism in Russian Culture," Wittenberg University, April 2004
      • "Emmanuel Levinas as a Jewish Thinker," Oklahoma State University, March 2004
      • "Jewish Dimensions of Levinas’ Thought " and "What Is Jewish Education?", Catholic Theological University, Leuven, Belgium, March 2004
      • "Nazis, Philosophers, and the Scandal of Heidegger” and “‘The Kabbalistic Concept of the Soul," Friends of the Forms Speakers Series, Oklahoma State University, April 2003
      • "Understanding the Dreyfus Affair," Wittenberg University, March 2003
      • "The Assault on the Holy in the Holocaust" and "Nazis, Philosophers, and the Scandal of Heidegger," for the Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series, University of Texas at Dallas, March 2003
      • "The Auschwitz Convent Controversy," The Reverend Royden B. Davis, S.J. Symposium: The Cross at Auschwitz, Georgetown University, February 2003
      • "Analyzing Arnost Lustig," Texas A&M University, February 2003
      • "Kabbalah and the Soul," Yeshiva High School, Sydney, Australia
      • "Forgiveness, Reconciliation, J ustice,” panel presentation, Goldner Holocaust Symposium, Wroxton College, England, June 2002
      • "Schindler ’s List and the Holocaust," Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, April 2002
      • Panelist for discussion of film From Swastika to Jim Crow, invited by Memphis Jewish Federation in a regional event, Memphis, October 2001
      • "Man or Muselmann: Fackenheim’s Elaboration on Levi’s Question," presented at The Philosopher as Witness: Jewish Philosophy after the Holocaust, An lntemational
      • Conference Marking the 85th Birthday of Professor Emil L. Fackenheim, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, June 2001
      • "The Assault on the Holy in the Holocaust," presented at the Beth El Synagogue, Margate, New Jersey, March 2001
      • "The German Jewish Experience of the Holocaust," presented at the Dyersberg State College Book Fair, Dyersberg, Tenn., March 2001
      • "Literature of Testimony: Diaries and Memoirs of Holocaust," featured address presented at the Symposium on Literature, University of California at Riverside, January 2001
      • "Reading Genesis 1-4 in the Contexts of the Shoah," featured seminar address, Goldner Holocaust Sympositun, Wroxton College, England, June 2000
      • "The Cantor’s Voice: A Holocaust Memoir," presented at Shaare Zion Synagogue, Montreal, May 2000
      • "Memory Above, Below, and Within," keynote address, Yom HaShoah Observance, Memphis Jewish Community Center, April 2000
      • "The Life and Death Stake in Learning," featured address presented at the meeting of the Calgary Teachers Association, February, 2000
      • "Service Education,” lecture presented at the meeting of the Calgary Teachers Association, February, 2000
      • "Where Do We Draw the Line'?” speaker and panel chair, presented at the meeting of the Calgary Teachers Association, February, 2000
      • "The Uniqueness and Universality of the Holocaust,” inaugural Hastings Lecture presented at Florida Atlantic University, February 2000
      • "The Holocaust: Theology, Philosophy, Ethics," Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, March 1999
      • "The History and Essence of J udaism,” First United Methodist Church, West Memphis, Arkansas, March 1998
      • "The Status of Jerusalem on Israel’s 50"` Anniversary,” Phillips Community College, Helena, Arkansas, March 1998
      • "When Learned Men Murder,” Keynote Address at the meeting of the Calgary City Teachers Association, February, 1998
      • "The Honor System and the Life of the School Community,” presented at the Education for Honor Symposium, White Bluff, Tennessee, September 1997
      • "The Metaphysical Dimensions of the Shoah in the Warsaw Ghetto Diaries,” presented at a conference on Unexpected Encounters with the Holocaust, Texas A&M University, April 1997
      • "The Honors Curriculum and the Honors Program," presented as an Honors Lecture, University of California at Riverside, May 1996
      • "The Collapse and Recovery of Home and Family: Some lnsights from Literary Masterpieces,” presented in the Russell Kirk Lecture Series, Heritage Foundation Washington, DC, 19 October 1995
      • "A Radical Response to Educational Malfeasance,” presented at the Salvatori Conference on Academic Excellence, Washington, DC, May 1993
      • "The Role of the Humanities in Higher Education," The Sutton Lecture Series, University of Oklahoma, November 1992
      • "Alterity and Discourse in Dostoevsky's Winter Notes," The Sutton Lecture Series, University of Oklahoma, April 1992
      • "Teaching Writing Through the Study of Literary Genre," six one-hour teleconferences offered through OSU Telecommunications Center for high school teachers, Fall 1985
      • "Jonathan Culler and the Future of Literary Criticism," presented on talk-back television sponsored by the Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program, February 1985 Invited Speaking Engagements-Local
      • "The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict," Food for Thought, July 2008
      • "What Is Judaism?" First Baptist Church, Covington, TN, June 2008
      • "What Is the Holocaust'?", Northaven School, Memphis, May 2008
      • "A Study of Biblical Texts," Mount Moriah Baptist Church, May 2008
      • "Kristallnacht: The Night That Engulfed the Jewish People," Millington Naval Base, April 2008
      • "What ls the Holocaust?”, Residential Life, The University of Memphis, March 2008
      • "What ls Judaism?", Residential Life, The University of Memphis, February 2008
      • "Jewish Teachings on Abortion," Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, January 2008
      • "From Adam to Abraham," a symposium at the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, November 2007
      • "The Threat of Terrorism," First Assembly of God, June 2007
      • "What Is Judaism'?" Three—part lecture series, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, November-December 2006
      • "On Tikkun Haolam," Beth Sholom Synagogue, July 2006
      • "What ls Judaism?", Lindenwood Church, May 2006
      • "Fundamental Teachings of Judaism," Idlewild Presbyterian Church, April 2006
      • "On the Holocaust," Ridgeway High School, March 2006
      • "On Elie Wiesel’s Night," Raleigh Egypt High School, March 2006
      • "On Judaism," Calvary Episcopal Church, February, 2006
      • "Ethics and the Holocaust," Baron Hirsch Congregation, January 2006
      • "Writing and Publishing," Ridgeway High School, December 2005
      • "Philosophy and History: The 18th Century," Ridgeway High School, November 2005
      • "1nto the Depths of Holocaust Diaries," Jewish Book Celebration, November 2005
      • "What Is Judaism," City of Memphis, Office of Multicultural and Religious Affairs, July 2005
      • "The Situation in lsrae1" (in Russian), Plough Towers, May 2005
      • "Franz Rosenzweig: Baal Teshuvah," Beth Sholom Synagogue, March 2005
      • Series of four lectures on Judaism, Calvary Episcopal Church, J anuary-F ebruary, 2005
      • "The Jewish Response to Catastrophe," Ridgeway High School, January 2005
      • "The Meaning of the Odyssey," Ridgeway High School, January 2005
      • "Jewish Oral History and Jewish Oral Tradition," Memphis Jewish Historical Society, September 2004
      • "The Noahide Laws: A Chasidic Perspective,” Calvary Episcopal Church, September 2004
      • "On J udaism," Southwest Tennessee State College, September 2004
      • "Anti-Semitism on College Campuses," Hadassah, Memphis Jewish Community Center, August 2004
      • "Jewish Legends on Ancient Egypt," the panel to be held in conjunction with the Jewish   LM in Ancient Egypt exhibit at the Brooks Museum, Memphis, August 2004
      • "Anti-Semitism in Academia," Memphis Jewish Community Center, May 2004
      • "Judaism and the Holocaust," Oakhaven Middle Alternative Center, April 2004
      • "Christianity 101 ," Memphis Jewish Federation, March 2004
      • "Obstac1es in the Peace Process," The University of Memphis, February 2004
      • "Christianity and Judaism: The Differences,” Ridgeway High School, January 2004
      • "The New Anti-Semitism," Temple Israel, December 2003
      • "The Meaning of Israel to the Jewish People," Beth Sholom Synagogue, September 2003
      • "Ethical Issues in Professional Life," Memphis Bar Association’s Summer School at The University of Memphis, July 2003
      • "The Rise of the Nazis" and "The Final Solution," Facing History and Ourselves Teachers’ Institute, June 2003
      • "Chasidic Prayer," Beth Sholom Synagogue, June 2003
      • “Jewish Oral Tradition in the Teachings of J esus," three-part lecture series, Grace S. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Memphis, April-May 2003
      • "Remember and Observe," keynote address, Yom HaShoah observance, Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis, April 2003
      • "The Annihilation of Holiness in the Holocaust," Memphis Military Entrance Processing Station, April 2003
      • "Who Knows Ten‘?" Beth Sholom Synagogue, April 2003
      • "What Is Judaism‘?", Memphis University School, Memphis, April 2003
      • "Spiritual Dimensions of the Holocaust," Raleigh-Bartlett Civitan Club, Bartlett, January 2003
      • "The Black Book of Lithuanian Jewry," Jewish Historical Society, Memphis, January 2003
      • "The Meaning and Message of the Odyssey," Ridgeway High School, January 2003
      • "Approaches to Torah," tive-part lecture series Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Memphis, October-November 2002
      • “The Festival of Light in a Darkening World," Memphis University School, Memphis, November 2002
      • "The Rise of the Nazi Reich," Facing History and Ourselves, Memphis, October 2002
      • "G-d, Humanity, Community," Colliewille United Methodist Church, Memphis, September 2002
      • "Teshuvah: Where to Turn When you Return,” Beth Sholom Synagogue, Memphis, August 2002
      • "Ethical Issues in Professional Life," Memphis Bar Association’s Summer School at The University of Memphis, July 2002
      • "The New Anti-Semitism," Facing History and Ourselves, Memphis, July 2002
      • "Religious and Political Dimensions ofthe Israeli/Palestinian Conflict," Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Memphis, July 2002
      • "Spiritual Dimensions of the Holocaust," Raleigh-Frasier AARP, Memphis, June 2002
      • "To Hate Thy Neighbor: The Case of J edwabne," Memphis Jewish Community Center, May 2002
      • "Moral Issues and the Middle East," Facing History and Ourselves, Memphis, April 2002
      • "On the Singularity of the Holocaust," Memphis Military Entrance Processing Station, April 2002
      • "Spiritual Dimensions of the Holocaust," Campus Ministries, The University of Memphis, April 2002
      • "The Nazi Assault on the Soul," Beth Sholom Synagogue, March 2002
      • "A Day in the Life of a Jew: 2,000 Years Ago," Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, February 2002
      • "Understanding the Holocaust," presented at the Central Baptist School, December 2001
      • "Spiritual Dimensions of Ethical Action," presented for the Mensa Society, Memphis, November 2001
      • "What Is at Stake in the Israeli—Palestinian Peace Process?" presented at the Gandhi Institute, Memphis, November 2000
      • "Seeking Peace in the Middle East," presented at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Memphis, November 2000
      • "The Spiritual Dimensions of Ethical Action," presented for Temple Israel Haverah, Memphis, November 2000
      • "Jewish Tales and Jewish Teachings," a four-part lecture series, Beth Sholom Synagogue, Memphis, October — November 2000
      • “The Summons of the Future in the Voice of History," Memphis Jewish Historical Society, September 2000
      • “The Wonder of the Jewish Holy Days," Biblical Life Center, Memphis, August 2000
      • “Why Professional Ethics Matter," keynote address, Society for Human Resources Management, Memphis, June 2000
      • "The Assault on the Holy in the Ho1ocaust," Yom HaShoah Obsevance, Anshei Sphard—Beth El Emeth Congregation, Memphis, May 2000
      • “The Patient: Species or Child of God'?" presented at the Conference on Medical Ethics, Baron Hirsch Synagogue, Memphis, January 2000
      • "The Meaning of Light in J udeo-Christian Traditions," presented at Campus Ministries meeting, University of Memphis, December 1999
      • "Who Are the Jews and What Is the Ark of the Covenant‘?" Temple Israel Haverah, November 1999
      • "Dimensions of Jewish Spirituality," B’nai B’rith, Memphis, October 1999
      • "What Is Judaism‘?" Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Memphis, October 1999
      • “Sounding the Depths of Jewish Spirituality," a six-part lecture series presented at Beth Sholom Synagogue, Fall 1999
      • "Ethics in the Work Place," Teachers’ Credit Union, Memphis, April 1999
      • “Judaism and the Ho1ocaust,"three-part lecture series at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Memphis, Spring 1999
      • "Judaism," nine-part course at Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis, Fall 1998
      • “Jewish Tales and Jewish Teaching," Memphis Jewish Community Center, June 1998
      • "The Singularity and Universality ofthe Ho1ocaust," keynote address presented at the Rotary Club, Memphis, January 1998
      • “An Evening with David Patterson," presented by Facing History and Ourselves, Memphis, January 1998
      • "The Politics of Power at the Core of the Curricu1um," presented at the OSU Friends of the Forms Lecture Series, April 1996
      • "Tolstoy's Answer to Death: The Case of Ivan llych," OSU Friends of the Forms Lecture Series, September 1990
      • "Joseph Brodsky: Poet in Exile," presented in Oklahoma State University's Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, October 1988
      • "Wiesel and Levinas on Subjectivity and Responsibility," presented as part of Oklahoma State University's Friends of the Forms Lecture Series, Sept. 1986
      • "Mikhail Bakhtin and Discourse in the Novel," presented as part of Oklahoma State University's "Friends of the Forms" Lecture Series, January 1985
      • "Leo Tolstoy and the Twentieth Century," presented on the "Soviet Mosaic" program, KOSU Radio, Stillwater, 20 February 1984
         

INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS AND GIFTS
  • 2007: Lemsky Fund Grant to bring Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, $15,000
  • 2006: Lemsky Fund Grant to bring Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, $12,000
  • 2006: Borblum Foundation Grant for Judaic Studies programs, $15,000
  • 2005: Lemsky Fund Grant to bring Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, $8,000
  • 2005: Gift for scholarships, programming, and research from Dr. W. Harry Feinstone, $250,000
  • 2004: Lemsky Fund Grant to bring Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, $10,000
  • 2003: Lemsky Fund Grant to bring Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, $12,500
  • 2002: Lemsky Fund Grant to host Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, ca. $7,000
  • 2002: Gift for research activity of $17,500 from Dr. W. Harry Feinstone
  • 2001: Gift for student study in Israel totaling $87,500 from Dr. W. Harry Feinstone, to be distributed in increments over seven years
  • 2000: Gifts totaling $36,000 for the Judaic Studies Teacher Training Scholarship
  • 1999: Gift of $10,000 from Dr. W. Harry Feinstone for students to study in Israel
  • 1999: Lemsky Fund Grant for students to travel to Israel, $5,000
  • 1999: Lemsky Fund Scholarship Grant for Teachers to Study in Israel, $15,000
  • 1998: Tennessee Holocaust Commission Grant to host a conference on Israel and the Holocaust, February 22-24, 1998, $3,500 (co-authored)
  • 1997: Lemsky Fund Scholarship Grant for honors students to go on study trip to Israel, $12,000 (authored)
  • 1989: Summer Workshop on Masterworks of Western Culture, NEH, $72K (authored)
  • 1988: Summer Institute for French and Spanish Teachers, NEH, $112K(co-authored)
  • 1988: Star Schools Grant for Midlands Consortium, USDOE, $1.5 million (one of several authors)
  • 1987: Russian by Satellite, USDOE, $99K (authored)
  • 1986: Enrichment Programs for Teachers via Satellite, USDOE, $95K (authored)
  • 1985: Summer Institute for French & Spanish Teachers, NEH, $100K (edited)
  • 1984: Summer Institute for Medieval Studies, NEH, $75K (authored)
     

SERVICE ACTIVITY
  • Oklahoma State University
    • Departmental Advisor
    • Graduate Faculty Nomination Committee
    • Departmental Personnel Committee (Chair)
    • Departmental Curriculum Committee
    • College General Education Committee
    • Honors Thesis Advisor
    • Program Review Committee
    • Faculty Representatives Award Committee (Chair)
    • Departmental Grants Coordinator
    • A&S Curriculum Committee
    • Treasurer, Oklahoma Association of Scholars
    • Coordinator for Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program
    • Coordinator of Russian Section
    • Co-Director of Workshop on Cultural and Linguistic Differences
    • A&S Humanities Endowed Professorship Committee
    • University Scholarship Committee for Study Abroad
    • NEH Stipend Committee
    • Scholarly Excellence Award Committee
    • Departmental Policy Handbook Committee (Chair)
    • Arts and Sciences Promotion and Tenure Committee
    • Russian Club Advisor
  • The University of Memphis
    • CAS Host for Great Conversations
    • CAS Humanities Representative to the University Council
    • University Council for Graduate Studies
    • College of Arts and Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee
    • Chair of the Sociology Department Chair Search Committee
    • Chair of the English Department Chair Evaluation Committee
    • CAS Communication Group
    • A&S Dean’s Advisory Council
    • Scholarships Coordinator Search Committee (Chair)
    • Recruitment Task Force Committee
    • Who’s Who Committee
    • Student Research Symposium Judge
    • Israel at 50 Committee (Co—Chair)
    • Search Committee for Executive Director of International Programs
    • Orr Humanities Center Planning Committee
    • University College Special Projects Award Committee
    • Enrollment Management Council Retention Committee
    • Jewish Student Union Faculty Advisor
    • President’s Task Force on Academic Excellence and Character Development
    • General Education Committee
    • University College Faculty Council
    • Project Unity Planning Committee
    • Chair, Bomblum Judaic Studies Faculty Advisory Council
    • RiverPac Faculty Advisor
    • Faculty Senate
    • University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • Marcus Orr Lecture Series Committee
    • Alma Bucovaz Urban Service Award Selection Committee
    • Co-Director, Orr Humanities Center’s Great Books Seminars
  • Professional and Community Activity
    • Consultant to the Philadelphia Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
    • Member of the Weinstein Symposium on the Holocaust
    • Advisory Board for the Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust
    • Scholars’ Platform for the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, Cambridge, England
    • Co-Editor-in-Chief for the U of Washington Weinstein Series in Post-Holocaust Studies (
    • Facing History Intemational Board of Scholars
    • Memphis Holocaust Memorial Committee
    • Tennessee Holocaust Commission Board of Directors
    • Belz Museum Board
    • Consultant for the Belz Museum Judaica Collection
    • Memphis Holocaust Center Planning Committee
    • Jewish Historical Society Board Member
    • Biblical Life Center Advisory Board
    • Jewish Culture Experience Committee
    • Association for Jewish Studies Membership Committee
    • Beth Sholom Synagogue Board
    • Bomblum Solomon Schechter School Board
    • Chair of Adult Education Committee, Beth Sholom Synagogue
    • College Israel Recruitment Committee
    • Governor’s Tennessee-Israel Cooperation Committee
    • Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust Advisory Board
    • Jewish Student Union Board
    • B’nai B’rith Board
    • Jewish Book Festival Committee
    • Vice President for Programming, Jewish Historical Society
    • Yom HaShoah Committee, Memphis Jewish Federation
    • Southem Jewish Historical Society Editorial Board
    • Southern Jewish Historical Society Bomblum Award Committee
    • President of the Memphis Jewish Historical Society
       

PERSONAL STATEMENT

David Patterson holds the Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies in the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. A member of the World Union of Jewish Studies and the Association for Jewish Studies, he has delivered lectures at numerous universities and community organizations throughout the world. He is a participant in the Weinstein Symposium on the Holocaust, a member of the Facing History and Ourselves International Board of Advisors, and a member of the Scholars' Platform for the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, Cambridge, England. He also serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Stephen S. Weinstein Series in Post-Holocaust Studies, published by the University of Washington Press. 

A winner of the National Jewish Book Award and the Koret Jewish Book Award, Patterson has published more 30 books and more than 150 articles and chapters in journals and books in philosophy, literature, Judaism, Holocaust, and education. His writings have been anthologized in Yom Kippur Readings (ed. Dov Peterz Elkins, 2005), Holocaust Theology (ed. Dan Cohn-Sherbok, 2002), The Holocaust: Readings and Interpretations (ed. J. R. Mitchell and H. B. Mitchell, 2001), and Great Jewish Quotations (ed. Alfred Kolatch, 1996). 

Patterson's books include Anti-Semitism and Its Metaphysical Origins (forthcoming), Genocide in Jewish Thought (2102), A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad (2011); Sounding the Depths of the Soul (2009), Jewish-Christian Dialogue (with Alan L. Berger, 2008), Overcoming Alienation: A Kabbalistic Reflection on the Five Levels of the Soul (2008), Emil L. Fackenheim: A Jewish Philosopher¬'s Response to the Holocaust (2008), Open Wounds: The Crisis of Jewish Thought in the Aftermath of Auschwitz (2006), Wrestling with the Angel: Toward a Jewish Understanding of the Nazi Assault on the Name (2006), Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought (2005), Along the Edge of Annihilation: The Collapse and Recovery of Life in the Holocaust Diary (1999); Sun Turned to Darkness: Memory and Recovery in the Holocaust Memoir (1998), Greatest Jewish Stories (1997), When Learned Men Murder (1996), Exile: Alienation in Modern Russian Letters (1995), Pilgrimage of a Proselyte: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem (1993), The Shriek of Silence: A Phenomenology of the Holocaust Novel (1992), and others. 

Patterson is the editor and translator of the English edition of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry (2002), and he is a major contributor and co-editor (with Alan L. Berger and Sarita Cargas) of the Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature (2002), as well as co-editor (with John K. Roth) of Fire in the Ashes: God, Evil, and the Holocaust (2005) and After-Words: Post-Holocaust Struggles with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice (2004). He has also translated literary works by Ivan Turgenev, F. M. Dostoevsky, and Leo Tolstoy. 


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