Mid-Week Field Notes–December 21, 2022

Field Notes

Some very quick things:

  • I am just returned from my first Association for Jewish Studies conference in Boston. I presented “Family, Survival, and Hope: The Persistence of Resistance and Rescue in North American Holocaust Books for Children and Teens, 1940-2020.” The gist: A third of these books deal with resistance and rescue and only 15 percent deal with death camp experiences. My database contains 800 books.
  • The conference gave me some ideas for future articles, and I met with two publishers who might be interested in my dissertation as a book. Goals for 2023: Generate the book proposal according to the publishers’ specifications. Draft articles for possible journal publication.
  • Grading the seven courses I taught this semester is just about completed!
  • I plan to get back to my novel in verse and just immerse myself in it, maybe even starting today!
  • I signed up for an Advanced Skills in Genealogy course with the National Genealogical Society. It starts in January. Two reasons for the sign-up: To hone my skills and to get the certificate so I have some cred to teach.

Happy Chanukah!

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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