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Michael Rothberg Website

Michael Rothberg is Professor of English and Conrad Humanities Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is also Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies Initiative. His work has been published in such journals as American Literary HistoryCritical InquiryCultural CritiqueHistory and MemoryNew German Critique, and PMLA, and has been translated into French, German, and Hungarian. His latest book is Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization (2009), published by Stanford University Press in their “Cultural Memory in the Present” series. He is also the author of Traumatic Realism: The Demands of Holocaust Representation (2000), and has co-edited The Holocaust: Theoretical Readings (2003), Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University: Poetry, Politics, and the Profession (2009), and special issues of the journals CriticismInterventionsOccasion, and Yale French Studies. Together with Yasemin Yildiz and Andrés Nader he won a 2011-2012 ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship for a project on immigration and Holocaust memory in contemporary Germany.