“Levitt’s careful attention to the scenes of her own trauma do not reveal her ‘self’ to us, her readers, however. Instead, her words initiate a harmonic resonance between the objects in (and of) her traumatic memory and the objects in (and of) other traumas, other experiences, and other wounded sites of memory and loss. In writing toward these resonances, Levitt herself is both in the story and on the banks of its flow, both the object (subject) of reflection–as in a confession–but also able to step outside the flow of the story by showing up the process of thinking and writing.” (M. Gail Hamner)
By Kali Handelman and Laura Levitt
Published on February 4, 2021
Kali Handelman interviews Laura Levitt about her new book, The Objects That Remain
To Read the Full Interview:
January 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST
To listen to this a recording of this show (about 30 minutes in): http://www.kzfr.org/broadcasts/24131
Stay Tuned for Broadcast Time (January/February 2021)! https://kpft.org/programming/newstalk/progressive-forum/
Broadcast Time: To Be Announced (January/February 2021)
Broadcast Time: To Be Announced (January/February 2021).
To hear this interview: You can listen here until January 3rd 2021, https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/OGvnqMRyn9/cGV0ZXJiZXJtdWRlc0BnbWFpbC5jb20=
Stay tuned for a more permanent audio download.
Professor Laura Levitt reflects on her life through the objects that remain after a deeply personal and violent trauma in her new work of literary nonfiction.
Laura Levitt’s expertise is in American Jewish life, gender, memory, the Holocaust, trauma and vistual culture. In her new work of literary nonfiction, the professor of religion, Jewish studies and gender, examines her search for acknowledgment, connection and justice after being raped in 1989.
Levitt’s deeply personal book tells the story of her trauma through the objects that bore witness to that crime and, in doing so, provides a new framework for catharsis.
Temple Now interviewed Levitt about The Objects That Remain.
Read this Interview Review from Temple Now:
January 6, 2021 to air on KCBX 1:30-2:00 Pacific Time and then will be available online!
Listen to this whole interview here: https://beta.prx.org/stories/354141