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Jewish Studies Program
6220 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Telephone: (603) 646-0475

Program Chair
Ehud Benor
316 Thornton Hall
Telephone: (603) 646-1313


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Irene Kacandes

Irene Kacandes

Associate Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature


  • Ph.D. Harvard University, Comparative Literature

Jewish Studies Courses Taught

  • JWST 37.2/CL 64/GER 43: Burden of the Nazi Past: World War, Genocide and Firebombing
  • JWST 37.3/CL 64/HIST 58: Representing the Holocaust: History, Memory, and Survival

Recent Scholarship

  • Coeditor, A User's Guide to German Cultural Studies (U Michigan P 1997)
  • Author of "Narrative Witnessing as Memory Work: Reading Gertrud Komar's A Jewish Mother" In Acts of Memory, eds. Mieke Bal, Joanthan Crewe, and Leo Spitzer. U P New England, 1999, 55-71

Interests vis a vis Jewish Studies

  • German-Jewish 19th and 20th-century culture
  • Holocaust Studies, antisemitism, and Neonazism

Member, Graduate Committee Comparative Literature, Steering Committee Women's Studies.

Last Updated: 6/12/14