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Prof. Alan Goldberg

Alan Goldberg, a USF faculty member for the past 35 years. Has offered courses in American Literature and in Jewish Studies. He studied at the Univ. of Chicago, the Univ. of Hawaii, and S.F. State. A scholar in Jewish American literature with special concentration on the works of Bellow, Malamud, Roth, and Doctorow, he is currently exploring the current generation of Jewish American writers, such as Michael Chabon, Gary Shteyngart, Dara Horn, Meg Wolitzer, Alice Hoffman, among countless others. He studied under both Saul Bellow and Irving Halperin (late of Fromm) and was a keynote speaker at USF's Saul Bellow Symposium. He is currently championing the legacy of the late Philip Roth in response to recent revisionist critiques. As a lifelong devotee of baseball, he is researching this neglected sub-genre of American literature.