Dr. Susan Jacobowitz - English
Susan Jacobowitz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English
Office: (718) 281-5021
Queensborough Community College. The City University of New York
222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364-1497
Ph.D, English and American Literature, Brandeis University;
MFA, English and Creative Writing, Mills College,
MA History, Arizona State University;
BA Liberal Arts/Humanities, Arizona State University.
Courses I Teach:
English 101: Introduction to Composition, English 102: Introduction to Literature, English 263: Holocaust Literature, English 264: Exploring Graphic Genres
I believe that education is an essential part of finding out who we are and figuring out how to be in the world. It changes lives and opens doors.
Second- and third-generation literature and experience (works by children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors), graphic literature, the conflicts and challenges of post-war Jewish identity, interdisciplinary humanities education
Book Chapters, Essay Collections
“Singing History,” Researchers Remember: Research as an Arena of Memory for Offspring of Holocaust Survivors: A Collected Volume of Academic Autobiographies. Judy Tyler Baumel-Schwartz and Shmuel Refael-Vivante (eds.), Peter Lang Publishers, 2021.
“Holocaust Education Revisited: Incorporating Campus-Based Cultural Resources into the Humanities Curriculum,” Near but Far: Holocaust Education Revisited, Ludwig Maximilian University, forthcoming spring 2019.
“Teaching the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict in the Community College Classroom,” in Rachel Harris (ed.), Teaching the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, Wayne State Press, forthcoming 2019.
“Social Justice Approaches to Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence Education,” in Amy E. Traver and Dan Leshem (eds.), Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context, Palgrave Macmillan, October 2018.
“In the Beginning: Art Spiegelman’s ‘Prisoner on the Hell Planet,’” in Derek Parker Royal (ed.), Coloring America, Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming 2019.
“Chosen No More: The New Literature of Leaving,” in Yossi Goldstein (ed.), Religion and Nationalism: The Struggle for Modern Jewish Identity, Series in Contemporary Judaism. Ariel University Center, 2014.
“‘Hardly There Even When She Wasn’t Lost’: Orthodox Daughters and the ‘Mind-Body’ Problem in Contemporary Jewish American Fiction,” in Derek Parker Royal (ed.), Unfinalized Moments: Essays in the Development of Contemporary Jewish American Narratives. Purdue University Press, December 2011.
“Jewish Writers in Australia,” in Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal (eds.), Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies Reader. New Delhi: SSS Publications, 2009. First published in Nicholas Birns and Rebecca McNeer (eds.), Companion to Australian Literature after 1900. Rochester, New York: University of Rochester Press, Camden House, November 2007.
“Chuck E. Cheese at Noon: Adventures in Parenting and Academe,” in R. Hile Bassett (ed.), Parenting and Professing: Balancing Family Work With an Academic Career. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, June 2005.
“‘Hardly There Even When She Wasn’t Lost’: Orthodox Daughters and the ‘Mind-Body’ Problem in Contemporary Jewish American Fiction,” Behlau, Ulrike and Bernard Reitz (eds.), Jewish Women’s Writings of the 1990s and Beyond in Great Britain and the United States. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2003.
“Words and Pictures Together: An Interview with Art Spiegelman,” in Joseph Witek (ed.), Art Spiegelman: Conversations. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007. First published in Writing on the Edge, Volume 6, Number 1, Fall 1994/Winter 1995.
“‘Reffos, Wogs and Dagoes:’ The Immigration Experience in Post-World War II Australia,” in Ilha Do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literature, in English and Cultural Studies, Revista de Lingua Inglesa, Literaturas em Ingles E Estudos Culturais, Santa Catarina, Brazil, v. 69, n. 2 (2016), pp. 77-84.
“The Conflicts and Challenges of Judaism in Texts by Second Generation Authors,” in Daniel Walden and Evelyn Avery (eds.), Studies in American Jewish Literature, “Towards Tradition: Contemporary American Jewish Authors and Their Response to Judaism,” Volume 25, 2006.
“The Holocaust Daughter: The Poetry and Fiction of Lily Brett,” Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, Melbourne, Australia, 2006.
“‘Hardly There Even When She Wasn’t Lost’: Orthodox Daughters and the ‘Mind-Body’ Problem in Contemporary Jewish American Fiction,” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Spring 2004.
Eugene Yelchin, Breaking Stalin’s Nose, Arcady’s Goal, The Haunting of Falcon House. In East European Jewish Affairs, Special Issue: The New Wave of Russian Jewish American Culture, Guest Editor Anna Katsnelson, Issue 3, Vol. 46, 320 pages, 2016.
Richard Schickel, Woody Allen: A Life in Film. In Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, Winter/Spring 2012.
Samantha Baskind and Ranen Omer-Sherman, eds., The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches. In Journal of American Ethnic History, 2009.
Maeera Shreiber, Singing in a Strange Land: A Jewish American Poetics. In Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, 2009.
Victoria Aarons, What Happened to Abraham? Reinventing the Covenant in American Jewish Fiction. In Philip Roth Studies, Fall 2005.