Academic journal article Philip Roth Studies

Editors' Note

Academic journal article Philip Roth Studies

Editors' Note

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You probably remember the feeling of presenting on your first Roth panel, or your fifth, or your fifteenth, and seeing Debra Shostak and David Brauner in the audience, often sitting together, the royal and most revered couple of Roth Studies. The feelings evolve from nerves, to pride, to fond gratitude, as you remind yourself that David and Deb are the biggest supporters of Roth scholars out there—that they will greet you with warmth and respect if even they disagree with you. We have traveled with them, together and separately, to Paris, St. Gallen, Oradea, and New York City, to learn from them and to collaborate with them out of our mutual dedication to the work of Philip Roth. They have edited us, celebrated with us, mentored us, supported us, and, above all, educated us—both in how to improve as Roth scholars as well as how to engage the world as intellectuals in our own right.

So when they asked if we would be interested in running for executive editors of Philip Roth Studies, beginning our five year term in 2019, we hesitated—not because we doubted our abilities to contribute to this journal that has been a part of our professional lives from the beginning, but rather because we did not feel we were able to live up to the standard that Deb and David had set. …

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