Gary Weissman

Gary Weissman

Associate Professor

Area Director of Literary and Cultural Studies, Associate Professor

McMicken Hall


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Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1999 (English, Modern Studies Program)

M.A.: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1993 (English, Modern Studies Program)

B.A.: Brown University 1990 (Art-Semiotics)

Positions and Work Experience

2007 -To Present Assistant Professor of English, University of Cincinnati,

2006 -2007 Field Service Assistant Professor of English, University of Cincinnati,

2004 -2006 Visiting Assistant Professor of English, University of Cincinnati,

2001 -2004 Visiting Professor of English, East Carolina University,

Research Support

Grant: #URC AHSS Faculty Stipend Awards AY2015-16 Investigators:Weissman, Gary 05-01-2016 -04-30-2017 UC's University Research Council Ch. 3 of The Death and Life of the Mind at Auschwitz Role:PI $6,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Abbreviated Publications


Fantasies of Witnessing: Postwar Efforts to Experience the Holocaust. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Peer Reviewed Publications

“Questioning Key Texts: A Pedagogical Approach to Teaching Elie Wiesel’s Night.” Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust. Ed. Marianne Hirsch and Irene Kacandes. New York: MLA, 2004. 324-36.

Four entries in Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and their Work. Ed. S. Lillian Kremer. 2 vols. New York: Routledge, 2003. “D. M. Thomas” 2:1262-5; “Francine Prose” 2:961-64; “Helen Schulman” 2:1118-21; “Robert Harris” 1: 517-19.

“Lawrence Langer and The Holocaust Experience.” Confronting the Holocaust: A Mandate for the 21st Century, Part Two. Ed. Stephen C. Feinstein, Karen Schierman, and Marcia Sachs Littell. Lahnam, MD: University Press of America, 1998. 223-46. Also in Reclaiming Memory: American Representations of the Holocaust. Ed. Pirjo Ahokas and Martine Chard-Hutchinson. Finland: University of Turku, 1997. 39-61.

“A Fantasy of Witnessing.” Media, Culture and Society 17.2 (April 1995): 293-307.


Paper Presentations

(10-2008. ) My Elie Wiesel Problem—and Ours .Northwestern University.

(12-2007. ) Post-Holocaust Literature as Provocation, Not Postmemory .Toronto.

(09-2007. ) The Virtues of Misreading: Interpreting ‘The Man in the Well" .University of Missouri at Kansas City.

(04-2007. ) Is there a Post-Holocaust Generation? .

(03-2007. ) Anonymity and Violence .New York.

(03-2006. ) Is there a Post-Holocaust Generation? .Bowling Green State University.

(04-2005. ) Holocaust Generations and Beyond .Louisville, KY.

(11-2004. ) Theory and the Holocaust: Pedagogical Issues .Brown University.

(03-2003. ) Unwriting the Holocaust: The Suppression of the Literary .New York.

(11-2002. ) Trauma Literature in Crisis .Baltimore, MD.

(11-2000. ) Holocaust Voyeurism .San Diego, CA.

(11-1998. ) Interpreting Auschwitz in the Testimony of Elie Wiesel .Chicago, IL.

(03-1998. ) Gender and the Autobiographical Reading of Holocaust Memoirs .Seattle, WA.

(12-1997. ) Seeking Trauma: The Holocaust, Surrogate Victims, and Traumatic Pedagogy .Toronto.

(03-1997. ) Who Will Be ‘My’ Holocaust?: Alfred Kazin on Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi .Tampa, FL.

(03-1996. ) Lawrence Langer and the Holocaust Experience .Warsaw, Poland.

(04-1995. ) Teaching Popular Representations of the Holocaust .University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

(03-1995. ) A Fantasy of Witnessing: Coverage and Criticism of Schindler’s List .New York City.

(03-1993. ) From Thought Police to White Male Paranoia: Newsweek’s Coverage of Politically Correctness .University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Honors and Awards

University Research Council Summer Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, 2008

Faculty Development Council Individual Award, University of Cincinnati, 2008

Fulbright Graduate Student Grant, US/UK Fulbright Commission, 1995-96

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, United States Department of Education, 1992-96

Dean’s Humanities Prize, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1995

Other Information

Taft Student Awards Committee, The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, 2008-09

Steering Committee, Department of English, University of Cincinnati, 2007-09

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of English, University of Cincinnati, 2007-09

Robin Sheets Graduate Student Essay Prize Committee, Department of English, University of Cincinnati, Spring 2008

Cultural Studies Sub-Committee, Department of English, University of Cincinnati, Spring 2008

Learning Community Seminar Task Force and Integrative Learning Pilot Seminar Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Spring-Summer 2006