Authors Posts by Eileen Watts

Eileen Watts

Eileen H. Watts chairs the English Department at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, where she co-teaches the integrated Jewish humanities course on American Literature, Philosophy and Jewish Thought. She served as bibliographer for The Bernard Malamud Society from 1994 to 2009. Dr. Watts has written widely on Malamud, as well as on Allegra Goodman and Chaim Potok.

Daniel Deronda and Fate and Destiny: Reflections on Zionism and Feminism

What do you get when you read George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda alongside Rav Soloveitchik’s Kol Dodi Dofek? A cross between Zionism and feminism, argues Eileen Watts.

There Are Jews Everywhere: Divine Revelation through the Other in Malamud’s “Angel Levine”

Eileen Watts puts the writings of Bernard Malamud in conversation with today's immigrant debate.

The “Genesis” of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Eileen Watts examines the similarities between Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Rav Soloveitchik's Lonely Man of Faith.

Bernard Malamud’s “The German Refugee”: A Parable for Tishah Be-Av

Eileen Watts explores how Bernard Malamud's "The German Refugee" amplifies the themes of Tisha B'Av.