Selected Full Text Articles

“Performing a Perpetrator as Witness: Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes.” in After Testimony: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Holocaust Narrative for the Future, ed. J. Lothe, S.R. Suleiman and J. Phelan. Ohio State U.P., 2012, pp. 99-119. Link to Article

“Orphans of the Holocaust and Jewish Identity in Post-Holocaust France.” In Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, eds. Seán Hand and Steven T. Katz, New York: NYU Press, 2015.

Other Selected Articles

“The 1.5 Generation: Thinking About Child Survivors and the Holocaust,” American Imago, 59.3 (Fall 2002), pp. 277-295. Link to Article

“Culture, Aestheticism and Ethics: Sontag and the Idea of Europe.” PMLA, 120:3 (2005), pp. 839-842. Link to Article

“Ontology and Politics: Representations of Communists in Sartre’s Fiction and Theater.” Journal of Romance Studies, 6:1-2 (Spring-Summer 2006), pp. 127-142.  Link to Article

“‘Oneself as Another’: Identification and Mourning in Patrick Modiano’s Dora Bruder.” Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature 31.2 (Summer 2007), pp. 325-350. Link to Article

Suite Française and Les Bienveillantes, Two ‘Literary Exceptions’: A Conversation.” (with Richard J. Golsan), Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 12:3 (August 2008), pp. 321-330.

“Memory Troubles: Remembering the Occupation in Simone de Veauvoir’s Les Mandarins.” French Politics, Culture and Society, special issue, 28:2 (Summer 2010), pp. 4-17.  Link to Article

“Irène Némirovsky and the ‘Jewish Question’ in Interwar France.” Yale French Studies,  no. 54, numéro Irène Némirovsky, Dec. 2012, pp. 54-74.  Link to Article

“The Stakes in Holocaust Representation: On Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds,” Romantic Review, special issue in memory of Phil Watts, 2015. Link to Article


Selected Poetry, Translations, and Autobiographical Essays

“A Postcard to Zircz,” Harvard Review, No. 24 (Spring 2003), pp. 112-121. Hungarian translation in Szombat, 16:8 (October 2004), pp. 26-29.

“The Silver Pin.” In Evocative Objects, ed. Sherry Turkle, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007. pp. 184-192. Reprinted in The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art,  ed. Myrel Chernick and Jennie Klein.  Link to Essay

Selected Book Reviews

“A Novel Written During the Holocaust Roars into the Present?” [Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky]. The Boston Globe. April 30, 2006. Link to Book Review

“Summer of ’42 in Rural France: Newly Discovered by Némirovsky Centers on Passions and Betrayals”[ Fire in the Blood, by Irène Némirovsky].  The Boston Globe, November 4, 2007.Link to Book Review

“Diary of a Young Woman before the Holocaust Took Her Life.” [The Journal of Hélene Berr]The Boston Globe. January 28, 2009. “G” Section, p. 11.  Link to Book Review

“Raising Hell” [The Kindly Ones, by Jonathan Littell], The Boston Globe, March 15, 2009, Sunday “Ideas” section, lead book review.  Link to Book Review

“French contentions” [For the Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus, by Frederick Brown], The New York Times Book Review, February 7, 2010, p. 13.  Link to Book Review

“A Childhood in War.” [Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward], The Boston Globe, April 29, 2012. “Ideas” section p. K5.  Link to Book Review

“The Postcolonial.” [Algerian Chronicles by Albert Camus] New York Times Book Review, May 12, 2013, p. 32.  Link to Book Review

“The Deconstructionist Deconstructed.” [The Double Life of Paul DeMan, by Evelyn Barish] New York Times Book Review, March 7, 2014, p. 14.  Link to Book Review