Laura Levitt is Professor of Religion, Jewish Studies, and Gender at Temple University and the author The Objects that Remain (2020), American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust (2007), and Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home (1997).
- HOLY UNCERTAINTY AND THE PROMISE OF MORE INTERSECTIONAL ENGAGEMENTS: REFLECTIONS ON THE LEGACY OF DABRU EMETLAURA LEVITT I come to this discussion out of the religion department at Temple University, once a leading center for post-Holocaust Jewish–Christian exchange. While each were in graduate school, Katharina von Kellenbach and Susannah Heschel (then at the University of Pennsylvania) were both very much engaged in these conversations in Philadelphia. I arrived at Temple […]
- Canadian Journal of Jewish Studies: A book Review, The Objects that Remain, by Laura Kassar, Université de MontréalTo read this review (In French): https://cjs.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/cjs/article/view/40227/36407
- Virtual Book Talk: The Afterlives of TraumaThis panel discussion will consider questions about life after trauma, violence, and loss: what makes this possible? What is the role of art and literature in doing justice to these pasts and imagining different futures? What is the relationship between trauma and art or writing? Professor Dawn Skorczewski and Professor Laura Levitt will be led […]
- Tainted Objects: A Conversation with Laura Levitt, Jacquelyn Ardam and Laura Levitt, LA Review of BooksFor people who haven’t read the book yet, can you talk a little bit about the relationships that you make between the types of evidence that you discuss? What are the connections that you make between criminal evidence that exists in police custody and then the types of evidence that you’re interested in in museums […]
- The Objects that Remain: Reckoning with Trauma through “Sacred” Evidence“I challenge the notions of both legal and even theological justice as the only ways of imagining justice. Instead, what I explore is a more active, immanent form of doing justice through the crafting, telling, and sharing of stories that animate the objects transformed by violence. I think about the ways that these objects become […]