Congratulations to Jacqueline Krass, one of two recipients of the 2020 Siegel McDaniel Award from the Philip Roth Society! Her winning paper, entitled “‘Why do you pretend to be so detached from your Jewish feelings?’: Toward an Affective Reading of Jewish Diaspora,” examines the relationship between “Jewish feelings” and Jewish American identity in Roth’s The Counterlife and Chris Kraus’ novel Torpor. The award also offers Jackie the opportunity to work with the journal editors on revising the paper for publication in the Philip Roth Studies journal. Jacqueline, a third-year PhD student in English at UW-Madison, wrote the paper in the fall of 2019 for Prof. Sunny Yudkoff’s course Jewish Studies 539: Jewish Literatures in Diaspora.
You can find the official announcement from the Philip Roth Society here.