Professor, Department Chair
Phone: (415) 338-3154
Location: Humanities 418
On leave Spring 2021
Editor, Comparative Jewish Literatures
Chairperson, ICLA Research Committee on Religion, Ethics and Literature
- 1996, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota
- 1989, M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota
- 1986, B.A., Comparative Literature, UCI
- Holocaust and Genocide Studies
- testimonio in Latin American Jewish Narratives
- Jewish Messianism
- Secular Jewish Studies
- Modern Jewish Thought
- Comparative Jewish Literatures
- JS / Hist 317 - Holocaust & Genocide
- JS / Hist 318 - Holocaust & Law
- JS 410 / Phil 514 - Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism
- JS 425 / Phil 552 - Judaism, Religion and Text
- JS 437 / CWL 437 / Engl 533 - Holocaust and Literature
- JS / CWL/ Engl 451 - Jewish Literatures of the Americas
- JS / CWL 480 - European Jewish Literatures
- JS / WGS / Engl 546 Twentieth Century American Jewish Women Writers
- The Victims of Slavery, Colonization, and the Holocaust: A Comparative History of Persecution. New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
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- Fault Lines of Modernity: The Fractures and Repairs of Religion, Ethics, and Literature. Selected Essays, Co-Edited with Dorothy Figueira. Bloomsbury 2018.
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- “Our Sabbatean Future.” Eds. Miriam Zadoff and Noam Zadoff. Institute of Judaic Studies Review (Brill, 2018).
- "Can the Holocaust Novel be a Magical Realist Novel? H. G. Adler’s The Journey ‘after Auschwitz’," Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics 12/13 (2013): 192-209.
- “Jewish Aesthetics and the Birth of Humanism.” The European Legacy. 17:1 February, 2012.
- “The Victim as Mishnah.” From Ritual to Romance. Comparative Literature and Comparative Religious Studies. Eds. Hajo Bäcke and Manfred Schmelling. Würzberg: Königshausen u. Neumann, 2011.
- “A Thousand Queer Plateaus: Deleuzeʼs ‘Imperceptibility’ as a Liberated Mapping of Desire.” Rhizomes 11/12.fall 2005/spring 2006 (2005) : n. pag. http://www.rhizomes.net/issue11/millet.html
- “Tikkun Olam: the Jewish Detective and Redemption.” Transversalités. Volume 55, Issue #2. 2005. Ed. By Delphine Cingal. Paris: Institute Catholique, 2005.
Selected Book Chapters, Anthologies
- “An Ethics for Missing Persons." Fault Lines of Modernity: The Fractures and Repairs of Religion, Ethics, and Literature. Eds. Figueira and Millet. Bloomsbury, 2018.
- “Contemplating Jean Améry’s Loss of Transcendence.” On Jean Améry: Philosophy of the Catastrophe. Ed. by Magdalena Zolkos. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2012.
- “Caesura, Continuity, and Myth: The Stakes of Tethering the Holocaust to German Colonial Theory.” Colonial (Dis)-Continuities: Race, Holocaust, and Postwar Germany. Eds. Volker Langbehn and Mohammad Salama. New York: Columbia UP, 2011.
- “Elie Wiesel’s Night and Dying in the Present Tense." Bloom’s Literary Themes, On Death and Dying. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 2009.