Welcome message from Dr. Ron A. Sudol, Dean of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Oakland University. Welcome Message from Mara Cohen Ioannides, Missouri State University and President of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association Plenary:Digging at Biblical Sha’arayim, Israel: An Iron Age Site from the Time of King David. Michael J. Pytlik, Special Lecturer Oakland University And Professor Richard Stamps, Oakland University. Oakland University
8:45 – 9:30pm Coffee and dessert: sponsored by Oakland University Religious Studies
Monday, October 24, 2011 8:30 – 10:30am Session V: Includes VA and VB VA: Family and Jewish Identity in Literature (Room 126, Oakland Center)
Chair: Chris Apap, Oakland University
"Getting Your Mind in the Gutter: Non-Jewish Jewish Identity in Alison Bechdel's Graphic Memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic"
Jenna Goldsmith, University of Kentucky
Individual Choice and Family/Societal Pressure in Daniel Deronda