About the author:
teaches urban Jewish writing and Dickens at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he is a Distinguished Professor of English & Comparative Literature and co-Director of Jewish Studies. Founding Director of the Dickens Project, he also studies modern Jewish writing of the city. His books include City Scriptures: Modern Jewish Writing
and Understanding Philip Roth
, and he has edited Homes and Homelessness in the Victorian Imagination
. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the California Carlyle Edition
and the Emeritus Editor of Judaism: A Quarterly Journal Of Jewish Life & Thought
. Recently he has been working on the afterlife of the Venice Ghetto, and is a founder of the Venice Center for International Jewish Studies.
Lee David Jaffe
is the Assessment & Planning Librarian at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the librarian for Jewish Studies, Philosophy, and Theatre Arts. Lee maintains an extensive online directory to Jewish writers (http://bit.ly/jwritersucsclibrary).