Friday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 305, JW Marriott
Major Sephardic Novelists: The Risks They Take
Program arranged by the forum LLC Sephardic. Presiding: Jane Mushabac, New York City Coll. of Tech., City Univ. of New York
Speakers: Marquesa Macadar, Indiana Univ., Bloomington; Ruth Malka, McGill Univ.; Reynaldo Romero, Univ. of Houston, Downtown; Judith Roumani, Sephardic Horizons; Joyce Zonana, Borough of Manhattan Community Coll., City Univ. of New York
The speakers focus on five major Sephardic novelists of various backgrounds and the risks they have taken in their writing: Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff (Egyptian), Albert Memmi (Tunisian), Patrick Modiano (French), A. B. Yehoshua (Israeli), and Rosa Nissán (Mexican).