2023-2024 Events & Programs

Black Americans, Jewish Americans Book Club - Session One


Date: Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Time: 07:00pm - 08:00pm

Location Virtual

Presented in partnership with the New Brunswick Free Public Library, the New Brunswick
African American Heritage Committee, and the Rutgers University Libraries–New Brunswick

Wednesday, June 5: The Human Stain by Philip Roth
Wednesday, June 26: Passing by Nella Larsen (Register here for Session Two.)

Led by Donavan L. Ramon, assistant professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Bildner Visiting Scholar in fall 2023

Professor Ramon will guide participants in a discussion of key points and themes in each book as well as comparisons between the two novels. The discussion on June 5 will focus on The Human Stain by Phillip Roth. The second session, on June 26, will focus on Passing by Nella Larsen.

Please plan to read the books in advance of the sessions. It is necessary to register for each session separately.

Register for Session One

NJCH wordmark BPresented in conjunction with an interdisciplinary symposium, “Black Americans, Jewish Americans: Historical Intersections, Collisions, and Passings,” and made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities