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Rob Franciosi

Department of English

Language and Literature

164 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3069

Rob Franciosi

ENG 105 Literatures in English
ENG 360 Studies in Non-Fiction
ENG 605 Seminar in American Literature
HNR 311: Remembering the Holocaust
HNR 331: Culture and the Holocaust

Research Interests
My current research interests center on American cultural responses to the Holocaust. I am completing a study of John Hersey's epic novel of the Warsaw Ghetto, tentatively titled Imagining the Ghetto: Hersey's The Wall and American Holocaust Memory. I have also escorted groups of Honors students to Germany and Poland as part of a seminar on Holocaust museums, memorials, and sites.

Recent Publications
Review of MetaMaus, by Art Spiegelman, Grand Rapids Press, 16 October 2011.

“Too Much Information” Inside Higher Education, August 3, 2009.

“Where Words Fail,” Grand Valley Review (Winter 2008): 22-28.

"Designing The Wall: W.A. Dwiggins, George Salter, and the Challenge of Holocaust Memory, " Book History (2008)

Review of My Germany, by Lev Raphael, Grand Rapids Press, 10 May 2009: I2.

Shadowed Grounds: Walking Auschwitz-Birkenau, Grand Valley Magazine (Fall 2006):  20-24.

Virtual Office Hours 24/7 Inside Higher Education, May 2, 2006.

B.A., New York University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa