Michael Bernard-Donals, professor

by CJS Admin
Phone: 608-263-2948
Email: mfbernarddon@wisc.edu
Address: 108 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706


Ph.D., English, Stony Brook University
B.A., English, University of Notre Dame

Areas of Research

Contemporary Literature in English, Holocaust Studies, Rhetoric and Writing

Courses Taught

History and Theory of Rhetoric
Writing and the Holocaust
Rhetoric and Ethics After Auschwitz

Selected Publications

Forgetful Memory: Representation and Remembrance After Auschwitz. Albany: SUNY Press, 2009. 208 pp.
An Introduction to Holocaust Studies. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2006. 275 pp.
“The Call of the Sacred and the Language of Deterritorialization.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly [forthcoming].
“Archival Writing.” JAC: Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, Politics [forthcoming].
“Exiled Memory: Israel in the Literary and Political Imagination.” Performing Pasts, Inventing Selves, ed. Philippe Codde. Syracuse: Syracuse U P [forthcoming].
“’By the Rivers of Babylon’: Jewish Rhetoric and Jewish Exile.” College English 72.6 (July 2010): 608-20. Special issue on Jewish Rhetoric. Ed. Jan Fernheimer.
“Rhetoric Vexed.” JAC: Rhetoric, Writing, Culture, Politics 29.3 (2009): 471-492.

Honors and Awards

UW WARF Kellett Mid-Career Award (2010)
UW Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowship (2009)

Research Statement / Bio

My work is at the intersection of rhetorical and literary theory, rhetoric, and considerations of memory and ethics. Two current projects include a book on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and its construction of memorial space, and a collection of essays on Jewish rhetoric.