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“The Generation of Postmemory: Visual Culture After the Holocaust” (New York: Columbia University Press, Spring 2012).
“Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory” with Leo Spitzer (Berkeley: University of California Press, Spring 2010).
Family Frames: Photography, Narrative and Postmemory(Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997).
The Mother/Daughter Plot: Narrative, Psychoanalysis, Feminism (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989). ChoiceOutstanding academic book of the year. Japanese translation published in 1992.
  • Beyond the Single Vision: Henry James, Michel Butor, Uwe Johnson(York, SC: Summa Publications Co., 1981). Choice Outstanding academic book of the year.

Edited Volumes:


Grace Paley Writing the World, Special Issue of Contemporary Women’s Writing, with Nancy K. Miller (Fall, 2009).


Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust, with Irene Kacandes, MLA “Options for Teaching” Series (2004).


Gender and Cultural Memory, Special Issue of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, with Valerie Smith (28, 1, Fall 2002).


Time and the Literary : Essays from the 1999 English Institute, with Jay Clayton and Karen Newman (New York: Routledge, 2002).


The Familial Gaze (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1999).


Ecritures de femmes: Nouvelles cartographies, an anthology of texts with introductory essays, with MaryAnn Caws, Mary Jean Green, Ronnie Scharfman (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996).


Conflicts in Feminism, with Evelyn Fox Keller (New York: Routledge, 1991).
The Voyage In: Fictions of Female Development , with Elizabeth Abel and Elizabeth Langland (Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1983).
  • Feminist Readings: French Texts/American Contexts, Special Issue ofYale French Studies, with C. Gaudin, L. Higgins, M.J. Green, V. Kogan, C. Reeder, N. Vickers, (Issue 62, 1982).
  • Rites of Return: Bodies, Sites and Archives of Attachment, with Nancy K. Miller (New York: Columbia University Press, Fall 2011).




What’s Wrong With This Picture?: Archival Photographs in Contemporary Narratives,” (with Leo Spitzer) Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 5, 2006 (Routledge).


“Introduction” and “Afterword” in Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust, with Irene Kacandes, MLA “Options for Teaching” Series (2004).


Editor’s Column: Collateral Damage,” PMLA 119, 5 (October, 2004), 1209-1215.


Editor’s Column: On the Way to the Forum,PMLA 119, 1 (January 2004), 9-15.


“Le Témoignage postmémoriel: sur les traces de Vapniarka,” with Leo Spitzer, in LeTémoignage et l’écriture de l’histoire, ed. Jean François Chiantaretto and Régine Robin (Paris, l’Harmattan, 2003).


I Took Pictures: September 2001,” in Trauma at Home, ed. Judith Greenberg (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003).


“War Stories: Witnessing in Retrospect,” with Leo Spitzer, in Image and Remembrance: The Holocaust in Art, ed. Shelley Hornstein and Florence Jacobowitz, York (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002).


Collected Memories: Lorie Novak’s Virtual Family Album,” in Inter/Faces: Women’s Visual and Performance Art, ed. Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002); rpt. in S&F Online 1.3 (Winter 2003).


‘We would not have come without you:’ Generations of Nostalgia,” with Leo Spitzer, American Imago 59, 3. Special Issue on “Postmemories of the Holocaust,” ed. Jay Geller (Fall 2002); rpt. in Contested Pasts: The Politics of Memory, ed. Kate Hodgkin and Susannah Radstone (London: Routledge, 2003).
  • “The Day Time Stopped,” The Chronicle of Higher Education Review(January, 2002). Rpt. in The Brown Alumni Magazine (March 2002).
  • “Täter-Fotografien in der Kunst nach dem Holocaust: Geschlecht als ein Idiom der Erinnerung,” Gedächtnis und Geschlecht: Deutungsmuster in Darstellungen des Nationalsozilistischen Genozids, ed. Insa Eschebach, Sigrid Jacobeit, Silke Wenk (Frankfurt: Campus, 2002).


“Nazi Photographs in Post-Holocaust Art: Gender as an Idiom of Memorialization,” in Crimes of War: Guilt and Denial, ed. Omer Bartov, Atina Grossman, Molly Noble (New York: The New Press, 2002); rpt. in Phototextualities: Intersections of Photography and Narrative, ed. Andrea Noble (University of New Mexico Press, 2003).


Marked by Memory: Feminist Reflections on Trauma and Transmission,” in Extremities: Trauma, Testimony, Community, ed. Nancy K. Miller and Jason Tougaw (Urbana: Illinois University Press, 2002).


Surviving Images: Holocaust Photographs and the Work of Postmemory,” Yale Journal of Criticism (Spring 2001); rpt. in Visual Culture and the Holocaust, ed. Barbie Zelizer (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press “Depth of Field” series, 2001).


“Material Memory: Holocaust Testimony in Post-Holocaust Art,” with Susan Suleiman, in Shaping Losses: Cultural Memory and the Holocaust, ed. Julia Epstein and Lori Lefkowitz (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001); rpt. in Representation and Remembrance: The Holocaust in Art, ed. Shelley Hornstein and Florence Jacobowitz, York (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002).


“Jamaica Kincaid,” with Ivy Schweitzer, African American Writers, ed. Valerie Smith (New York: Scribner’s, 2000).


“Projected Memory: Holocaust Photographs in Personal and Public Fantasy,” in Acts of Memory, ed. Mieke Bal, Jonathan Crewe, Leo Spitzer (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1999); rpt. in Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers, ed. David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky (New York: Bedford/St. Martin, 2002).
  • “Kraut und Rüben, choux et navets, kapozta és répak,” in Essays on the Art and Theory of Translation, ed. John Kopper and Lenore Grenoble (Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press, 1997).
  • “Representing the Holocaust: Film and Video,” with Leo Spitzer, in The Holocaust: Introductory Essays, ed. Wolfgang Mieder and David Scrase (Burlington: University of Vermont Center for Holocaust Studies, 1996).
  • “Sites of Memory: Interviewing Holocaust Survivors in Bolivia,” Leo Spitzer, co-author, in Newsletter of the Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Survivor Testimony, Yale University, 1996.


“Past Lives: Postmemories in Exile,” Poetics Today 17, 4 (Winter 1996), 659-686, rpt. in Exile and Creativity, ed. Susan Suleiman (Durham: Duke University Press, 1998).


“Feminism at the Maternal Divide: A Diary,” in The Politics of Motherhood, ed. Annelise Orleck and Diana Taylor (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1996).
  • “Photos de famille,” trans. Lori St Martin, Tangence (1995).


“Knowing Their Names: Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon,” in New Essays on Song of Solomon, ed. Valerie Smith (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994), rpt. inModern Critical Views: Song of Solomon, ed. Harold Bloom (New Haven: Chelsea House Publishers, 1999).


“Masking the Subject,” in The Point of Theory, ed. Mieke Bal and Inge Boer (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1994).


“Reading Ruth with Naomi,” in Reading Ruth, ed. Judith Kates and Gail Reimer (New York: Ballantine, 1994).


“Pictures of a Displaced Girlhood,” in Displacements: Cultural Identities in Question, ed. Angelika Bammer (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994); rpt. in Confessions of the Critics, ed. Aram Veeser (New York: Routledge, 1996).
  • “Resisting Images: Rereading Adolescence,” in Girls, Girlhood and Girls’Studies in Transition, ed. Marion de Ras and Mieke Lunenberg (Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis, 1993; rpt. in Provoking Agents: Theorizing Gender and Agency, ed. Judith Kegan Gardiner (Urbana: University of Illinois Press), 1994.
  • “Jane’s Family Romances,” in Borderwork: Feminist Engagements with Comparative Literature, ed. Margaret Higonnet (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994).


“Maternity and Rememory,” Motherhood and Representation, ed. Donna Bassin, Margaret Honey, Meryle Kaplan (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994).
  • “Family Pictures: Maus, Mourning and Post-Memory,” Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Sudies in Media and Culture 15, 2 (Winter 1992-93), 3-29.
  • Gendered Translations: Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah“, with Leo Spitzer, in Gendering War Talk, ed. Miriam Cooke and Angela Woollacott (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993).
  • “The Darkest Plots: Narration and Compulsory Heterosexuality,” rpt. from The Mother Daughter Plot, in Virginia Woolf: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. Margaret Homans (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, New Century Views, 1993), 196-209.


“Maternal Narratives: Cruel Enough to Stop the Blood,” in Reading Black, Reading Feminist, ed. Henry Louis Gates (New York: NAL, 1990); rpt. in Toni Morrison: Critical Perspectives, Past and Present, ed. Henry Louis Gates and K. Anthony Appiah (Amistad Media Ltd).


“Clytemnestra’s Children: Writing (Out) the Mother’s Anger,” in Modern Critical Views: Alice Walker, ed. Harold Bloom (New Haven: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988).
  • “Maternal Anger: Silent Themes in Psychoanalytic Feminism,”Minnesota Review, n.s. 29 (Fall 1987), 81-87.
  • “Female Family Romances and the ‘Old Dream of Symmetry’,”Literature and Psychology, 32, 4 (Winter 1986), 37-47.
  • “Ideology, Form and Grimm’s Allerleirauh: Reflections on Reading for the Plot,” Children’s Literature, 14 (1986), 163-168. Rpt. in Narrative Theory: Critical Perspectives, ed. Mieke Bal (NY:Routledge, 2004).
  • “A Spiritual Bildung: The Beautiful Soul as Paradigm,” in The Voyage In: Fictions of Female Development.
  • “A Mother’s Discourse: Incorporation and Repetition in La Princesse de Clèves,” Yale French Studies, 62 (1982), 67-87.
  • Mothers and Daughters: A Review Essay,” Signs, 7, 2 (1981), 200-222; rpt. in Ties that Bind: Essays on Mothering and Patriarchy, ed. J. O’Barr, D. Pope, M. Wyer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990).
  • Michel Butor: The Decentralized Vision,” Contemporary Literature, 22, 3 (1981), 326-348.
  • Godard and Rochefort: Two or Three Things about Prostitution,” with Mary Jean Green and Lynn Higgins, French Review, 41, 3 (1979), 440-448.
  • “A Conversation with Christiane Rochefort,” with Mary Jean Green and Lynn Higgins L’Esprit Createur, XIX, 2 (1979), 107-120.
  • An Interview with Michel Butor,” Contemporary Literature, XIX, 3 (1979), 440-448.
  • From Great Expectations to Lost Illusions: The Novel of Formation as Genre,” Genre, XII, 3 (1979), 293-311.


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