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Alan Mintz
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Alan Mintz is the Chana Kekst Professor of Hebrew Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary. His current research centers on the late work of S. Y. Agnon and his representation of Jewish life in Poland during the premodern era.  Alan was a founder and coeditor of Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History, a publication that helped to establish the field of Jewish literary studies. His publications include George Eliot and the Novel of Vocation, Harvard University Press (1978), Popular Culture and the Shaping of Holocaust Memory in America, University of Washington Press (2001), and Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry, Stanford University Press (2011).  In 2012 Alan was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.