English Professor Selected for Holocaust Seminar

CONWAY, Ark. (November 21, 2013) – Hendrix English professor Dr. Dorian Stuber was recently selected to take part in the Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in January.

Stuber is chair of the Department of English, co-coordinator of distinguished scholarships at Hendrix, and advisor to Hendrix Hillel.

Hosted by the Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, the 2014 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar is designed for college and university faculty who are teaching or preparing to teach English, Jewish studies, modern languages, literature, or other courses that have a Holocaust-related literature component. Sessions will focus on imaginative responses to the Holocaust created by a variety of writers – from those writing during the Holocaust, to survivors, to members of the second generation, to those without an explicit family connection to this history.

“I'm tremendously excited to work with faculty from other institutions who study and teach Holocaust literature,” Stuber said. “I'm sure the seminar will directly influence my own course on Holocaust Lit, which I offer almost every year. I'm also hoping in the coming years to design Odyssey projects that involve the Holocaust Memorial Museum, so I look forward to further exploring its resources.”

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu