State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, United States
In 1959 S. Lilian Kremer received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany.
City University of New York, New York City, New York, United States
In 1964 S. Lillian Kremer obtained a Master of Arts degree from the City University of New York.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States
In 1979 S. Lillian Kremer gained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Kansas State University.
(Criticism of Holocaust literature is an emerging field of...)
Criticism of Holocaust literature is an emerging field of inquiry, and as might be expected, the most innovative work has been concentrated on the vanguard of European and Israeli Holocaust literature. Now that American fiction has amassed an impressive and provocative Holocaust canon, the time is propitious for its evaluation. Witness Through the Imagination presents a critical reading of themes and stylistic strategies of major American Holocaust fiction to determine its capacity to render the prelude, progress, and aftermath of the Holocaust. The unifying critical approach is the textual explication of themes and literary method, occasional comparative references to international Holocaust literature, and a discussion of extra-literary Holocaust sources that have influenced the creative writers' treatment of the Holocaust universe.
(Women's Holocaust Writing extends Holocaust and literary ...)
Women's Holocaust Writing extends Holocaust and literary studies by examining women's artistic representations of female Holocaust experiences, as given voice by Cynthia Ozick, Ilona Karmel, Elzbieta Ettinger, Hana Demetz, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Norma Rosen, and Marge Piercy. Through close, insightful reading of fiction, S. Lillian Kremer explores Holocaust representations in works distinguished by the power of their literary expression and attention to women's diverse experiences. She draws upon history, psychology, women's studies, literary analysis, and interviews with authors to compare writing by eyewitnesses working from memory with that by remote "witnesses through the imagination."
(Featuring 300 alphabetically organized bio-critical essay...)
Featuring 300 alphabetically organized bio-critical essays on writers of memoirs, novels, poetry, short stories, and drama, ranging in length from 1,500 to 7,000 words, this comprehensive scholarly work presents a broad spectrum of voices remembering, interpreting, and reinterpreting one of the twentieth century's most politically and emotionally charged events. Including writers whose works first appeared in Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish, this reference provides wide international coverage, though its focus will be on writers whose work is available in English. It will prove a valuable resource to students, scholars, general readers, or to anyone interested in world history. Also includes maps.
In 1959 S. Lilian Kremer received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany. In 1964 she obtained a Master of Arts degree from the City University of New York. In 1979 she gained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Kansas State University.
From 1959 to 1960 S. Lillian Kremer was a high school English teacher in Guilderland, New York, in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, from 1960 to 1961, and in Manhattan, Kansas, from 1979 to 1985. From 1987 to 1991 she was an instructor at Kansas State University, a professor of English from 1991 to 2002, and became the university distinguished professor in 2002.
Kremer was a lecturer at colleges and universities, including Washburn University, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Northwestern University, Ghent University, University of Sienna, Bar Ilan University, and Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and University of North Carolina. She was a presenter of public lectures on Jewish American and Holocaust writing and on twentieth-century Jewish American literature.
From 1992 to 2006 Kremer served as a member of award jury at Edward Lewis Wallant Prize in Literature. She was also a member of editorial board of Modern Jewish Studies and Yiddish.
(Featuring 300 alphabetically organized bio-critical essay...)2003
(Women's Holocaust Writing extends Holocaust and literary ...)1999
(Criticism of Holocaust literature is an emerging field of...)1989
S. Lillian Kremer was a member of the American Literature Association, the American Association of Professors of Yiddish, the Association for Jewish Studies, National American Ethnic Studies Association, Saul Bellow Society, the Northeast Modem Language Association, the Western Jewish Studies Association.
On June 26, 1960 S. Lilian Kimmel married Eugene Kremer. They had two children: Michael, Ian.