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).
- 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 […]
- The Objects that Remain, Greenberg Book Conversation, University of ChicagoMay 4th, 12pm CT/1 pm EST In The Objects That Remain (2020), Laura Levitt (Temple University) draws on her own experience as a victim of rape as she revisits the material remains of acts of violence and their place in Holocaust memory. The “essence of this volume,” she writes, is the “resonance between artifacts and […]
- Scholarship, Companionship, and Healing, The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, Emory UniversityLevitt writes in her introduction to The Objects that Remain, “This book is a meditation on the allure of once ordinary artifacts that were brushed by violence: on where they take us and how they become animate, the rites and rituals around them, and the arts of holding that transform them into sacred objects through our […]
- Special Issue of CrossCurrents: Jewish Objects, Jewish AffectsFor this whole issue see, https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/44290 This issue includes both my essay “Contemporary Relics” and a wonderful conversation about Jewish Objects and Jewish Affects with Jodi Eichler-Levine, Rachel B. Gross, Laura Arnold Liebman, and me.
- The Objects that Remain: A Book Conversation with Dr. Aliza Luft, The 1939 Society Book Talk in Holocaust Studies, UCLATo hear this conversation https://humanities.ucla.edu/event/the-objects-that-remain-laura-levitt/