David Patterson

Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies
Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Professor - Literature and History
 
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Comparative Literature
University of Oregon - 1978
M.A. - Comparative Literature
University of Oregon - 1976
B.A. - Philosophy
University of Oregon - 1972

Research Areas

Areas of Specialization
Holocaust, anti-Semtism, Jewish literature, Jewish history, modern Jewish thought

Publications

Overcoming Alienation: A Kabbalistic Reflection on the Five Levels of the Soul 2028 - Book
Portraits: The Hasidic Legacy of Elie Wiesel 2021 - Book
The Literary Response to the Holocaust 2021 - Edited collection
The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable: Literary and Photographic Transcendence  2018 - Book
  The Legacy of an Impassioned Plea: Franklin H. Littell’s  2018 - Edited volume
Anti-Semitism and Its Metaphysical Origins 2015 - Book
 Genocide in Jewish Thought  2012 - Book
A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad 2010 - Book
Emil L. Fackenheim: A Jewish Philosopher’s Response to the Holocaust  2008 - Book
Jewish-Christian Dialogue (with Alan L. Berger) 2008 - Book

Appointments

Bomblum Chair/Director
University of Memphis [1998–2010]
Distinguished Professor of Russian Literature and Director of the University Honors Program
University of Memphis [1996–1998]
Assoc. Prof. of Russian and European Literature
Oklahoma State [1993–1993]
Professor of Russian and European Literature
Oklahoma State [1993–1996]
Sutton Chair in the Humanities
University of Oklahoma [1992–1993]
Director/Associate Professor of Russian and European Literature
Oklahoma State [1990–1992]
Associate Professor of Russian and European Literature
Oklahoma State [1989–1990]
Assistant Professor of Russian
Oklahoma State [1985–1989]
Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and Philosophy and Assistant to the Dean
Oklahoma State [1984–1985]
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Assistant to the Dean
Oklahoma State [1984–1984]

Presentations

“What History Can Teach Us: Patterns in Antisemitism,”
Tulsa Jewish Community Center
“Antisemitism from Hitler to Hamas,”
Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism, Oxford
“Islamic Jihad and the Holocaust: From Hitler to Hamas,”
International eConference on the Holocaust and Religion
“Antisemitism from Medieval to Modern Times,”
Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, Oxford
“The Singularity of the Nazi Antisemitism,”
Sapienze University, Rome

Additional Information

Achievements in Original Investigation
 Books Authored 
  1. Portraits: The Hasidic Legacy of Elie Wiesel (Albany: SUNY Press, 2021)          
  2. The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable: Literary and Photographic Transcendence (Albany: SUNY Press, 2018)            
  3. Anti-Semitism and Its Metaphysical Origins (Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 2015)  
  4. Genocide in Jewish Thought (Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 2012) 
  5. A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism toIslamic Jihad (Cambridge, Eng.:Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
  6.  Sounding the Depths of the Soul: Reflections on Matters of Life and Death (Baltimore:PublishAmerica, 2009)
  7.  Emil L. Fackenheim: A Jewish Philosopher ’s Response to the Holocaust (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2008)
  8.  (co-authored with Alan L. Berger), Jewish—Christian Dialogue: Drawing Honey from the Rock (St. Paul: Paragon House, 2008)
  9.  Overcoming Alienation: A Kabbalistic Reflection on the Five Levels ofthe Soul (Baltimore: PublishAmerica, 2008)
  10.  Open Wounds: The Crisis of Jewish Thought in the Afermath of Auschwitz (Seattle: Univ of Washington Press, 2006)
  11.  Wrestling with the Angel: Toward a Jewish Understanding ofthe Nazi Assault on the Name (St. Paul: Paragon House, 2006)
  12.  Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005)
  13.  Along the Edge of Annihilation: The Collapse and Recovery of LM? in the Holocaust Diary (Seattle: Univ of Washington Press, 1999); winner of Koret Jewish Book Award in the category of Jewish Philosophy and Thought
  14.  Sun Turned to Darkness: Memory and Recovery in the Holocaust Memoir (Syracuse,
  15.   NY: Syracuse Univ Press, 1998); selections anthologized in Dan Cohn-Sherbok, ed.,Holocaust Theology: A Reader (New York: NYU Press, 2002)
  16.  When Learned Men Murder: Essays on the Essence of Higher Education (Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa, 1996)
  17.  Exile: The Sense of Alienation in Modern Russian Letters (Lexington, KY: Univ Press of Kentucky, 1995); winner of Choice Award
  18.  Pilgrimage of a Proselyte: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem (Middle Village, NY: Jonathan David, 1993); anthologized in Alfred Kolatch, ed., Great Jewish Quotations
  19.  The Shriek of Silence: A Phenomenology ofthe Holocaust Novel (Lexington, KY: Univ Press of Kentucky, 1992)
  20.  In Dialogue and Dilemma with Elie Wiesel (Wakefield, NH: Longwood Academic, 1991)
  21.  Literature and Spirit: Essays on Mikhail Bakhtin and His Contemporaries (Lexington, KY: Univ Press of Kentucky, 1988); first runner-up MMLA Book Award
  22.  The Ajjirming Flame: Religion, Language, Literature (Norman, OK: Univ of Oklahoma Press, 1988); winner of Choice Award
  23.  Faith and Philosophy (Washington, DC: Univ Press of America, 1982)
  24.  Critical Anthology 
  25.  The Greatest Jewish Stories Ever Told (Middle Village, NY: Jonathan David, 1997), reissued as Greatest Jewish Stories, 2001; portions anthologized in Dov Peretz Elkins, ed., Yom Kippur Readings (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 2005)
  26.  Books Translated with Critical Introductions 
  27.  The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry compiled by Ilya Ehrenburg and Vassily Grossman (Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2002)
  28.  The Gospel According to Tolstoy (Tuscaloosa, AL: Alabama Univ Press, 1992)
  29.  Winter Notes on Summer Impressions by F. M. Dostoevsky (Evanston: Northwestem Univ Press, 1988)
  30.  The Forged Coupon by Leo Tolstoy (New York: W. W. Norton, 1984)
  31.  Diary of a Superfluous Man by Ivan Turgenev (New York: W. W. Norton, 1984)
  32.  Confession by Leo Tolstoy (New York: W. W. Norton, 1983)
  33.  Books Edited with an Introduction 
  34.  The Literary Response to the Holocaust, invited editor of a special issue of the journal Humanities, Volume 10, 2021
  35. Fire in the Ashes: God Evil, and the Holocaust, ed. with John K. Roth (Seattle, WA: Univ of Washington Press, 2005)
  36.  Is the Holocaust Vanishing? A Survivor’s Reflections on the Academic Waning of Memory and Jewish Identity in the Post-Auschwitz Era by Murray J. Kohn (Lantham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2005)
  37.  Ajter-Words: Post-Holocaust Struggles with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice, ed. with John K. Roth (Seattle, WA: Univ of Washington Press, 2004)
  38.  Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature, with Alan L. Berger (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002; authored 56 entries for the Encyclopedia); winner of Booklist Editors’ Choice Award 2002; ALA Award for Outstanding Reference Source 2003
  39.  The Cantor ’s Voice by Solomon Gisser (Memphis: Serviceberry Publishers, 2000)
  40.  Book-Length Study Guides 
  41.  Masterworks of Western Culture: Ancient and Medieval (Regents for Oklahoma State Univ, 1993)
  42.  Modern Western Humanities (Regents for Oklahoma State Univ, 1985)
  43.  Articles and Chapters  
  44. “Islamic Jihadism and the Holocaust: From Hitler to Hamas,” SOCIO-HISTORICAL EXAMINATION OF RELIGION AND MINISTRY, forthcoming
  45. “Sonderkommando Photograph 4 and the Portrayal of the Invisible,” in Navras Aafreedi and Priya Singh, eds. Conceptualizing Mass Violence: Representations, Recollections, and Reinterpretations (London: Routledge, forthcoming) 
  46. “Antisemitism, Soft Jihad and Extremism in American and Canadian Universities: The Contextualization of the National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP),” with Charles Asher Small, JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY ANTISEMITISM, forthcoming 
  47. “Are We Going to Do This Again?  The Academy’s Increasing Acceptance of
    Antisemitism,” in Alan L. Berger, ed., Interfaith in a Time of Political Extremism and Religious Fundamentalism, forthcoming
  48. “God’s Memory and Humanity’s Blindness: Haggadah, Holocaust, and the Exigency of the Holy,” in The Haggadah-in-the-Making, in Zev Garber and Ken Hanson, eds., forthcoming
  49. “The Literary Response to the Holocaust and the Transformation of the Listener into a Messenger,” in a special issue of HUMANITIES, Volume 10 (January 2021): The Literary Response to the Holocaust, ed. David Patterson
  50. “Page One of Elie Wiesel’s Night,” in Edward Gaffney ed., Festschrift in Honor of
    Michael Berenbaum, 2020
  51. “Exile and Return in Jewish Teaching and Tradition,” in Asher Milbauer and James Sutton, eds., Exile in Global Literature and Culture: Homes Found and Lost (London: Routledge, 2020), pp. 15-24
  52. “An Iconic Image through the Lens of Ka-tzetnik: The Murder of the Mother and the Essence of Auschwitz,” in Victoria Aarons and Phyllis B. Lassner, eds., Palgrave Handbook on Holocaust Literature and Culture (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), pp. 615-32
  53. “A Review essay on The New Jewish American Literary Studies, edited by Victoria Aarons, LITERATURE AND BELIEF, January 2020: 125-130
  54. “Special ISGAP Report: The Threat to Academic Freedom from National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP),” with Charles Asher Small and Glen Feder, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, November 2019, https://isgap.org/post/2019/10/special-isgap-report-the-threat-to-academic-freedom-from-national-students-for-justice-in-palestine/. 
  55. “Elie Wiesel: Reflections on a Jewish Writer’s Reflections on Writing,” in Alan L. Berger, ed., Elie Wiesel: Teacher, Mentor, and Friend (Eugene, OR: Cascade Publishing, 2018), pp. 58-73
  56. “A Jewish Perspective on Ethical Issues Surrounding the Status of Refugee Strangers,”  CROSS CURRENTS, 67 (August 2018): 612-22 
  57. “Fashionable Forms of Holocaust Denial,” British Online Archives, September 2018, https://microform.digital/boa/
  58. “On Being a Jewish Author: The Motif of the Messiah in Elie Wiesel’s Novels,” LITERATURE AND BELIEF, 38 (1) 2018: 1-25.
  59. “The Muslim Brotherhood and the Genealogy of the Jihadist Evil,” in Charles Asher Small, ed., Studies in Global Antisemitism, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, January 2018, https://isgap.org/flashpoint/the-muslim-brotherhood-and-the-evolution-of-jihadist-antisemitism/, 95pp
  60. “Ethical Aspects of Gazing Upon Archival Photographs from Online Primary Sources,” HOLOCAUST STUDII ŞI CERCETĂRI, 9 (10) 2018: 191-210
  61. “Antisemitism as Blasphemy: Franklin H. Littell’s Post-Holocaust Challenge to Christians,” in David Patterson, ed., The Legacy of an Impassioned Plea: Franklin H. Littell’s The Crucifixion of the Jews (St. Paul: Paragon House, 2018), pp. 193 -204
  62. “Holy Land, Sacred History, and Anti-Zionism,” in Antisemitism and Anti  Zionism: Past and Present, ed. Eunice Pollack (Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2017), pp. 311-32
  63. “Exile in the Promised Land: The Poetry of Mikhail Gendelev” (Russian), in Генделев: Стихи. Переводы. Эссе. Поэтика. Текстология [Gendelev: Poems. Translations. Essay. Poetics. Textology] (Moscow: New Literary Observer, 2017), pp. 416-35
  64. “A Jewish Reflection on the Nazis’ Assault on Death, in Facing Death: Confronting Mortality in the Holocaust and Ourselves, ed. Sarah Pinnock (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017), pp. 128-40
  65. “Torture and the Totalitarian Appropriation of the Human Being,” Losing Trust in the World: Holocaust scholars Confront Torture, ed. John K. Roth and Leonard Grob (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017), pp. 153-71
  66. “Nazis, Jihadists, and Jew Hatred,” Flashpoints, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, at http://isgap.org/, October 2016
  67. “Islamic Jihadism and the Legacy of Nazi Antisemitism,” JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF ANTISEMITISM, 7 (2) 2016: 189 – 202  
  68. Introduction to Because of Eva by Susan Gordon (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2016), pp. xi-xvi
  69. “From Hitler to Jihadist Jew Hatred: Influences and Parallels,” in Remembering for the Future: Armenia, Auschwitz, and Beyond, ed. Michael Berenbaum, Richard Libowitz, and Marcia Sachs Littell (St. Paul: Paragon House, 2016), pp. 69-88
  70. “What Makes Jewish Thought Jewish?” in the Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 2016 
  71. “Denial, Evasion, and Anti-Historical Antisemitism: The Continuing Assault on Memory,” in Deciphering the New Antisemitism, ed. Alvin Rosenfeld (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015), pp. 326-49
  72. “A Crime without a Name: Churchill, Zionism, and the Holocaust,” THE FINEST HOUR: THE JOURNAL OF WINSTON CHURCHILL, 170 (Autumn 2015): 6-10
  73. “Though the Messiah May Tarry: A Reflection on Redemption in Our Time,” in Post-Holocaust Jewish-Christian Dialogue: After the Flood, Before the Rainbow, ed. Alan L. Berger (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015), pp. 43-56
  74. “The Humanitarian Historian: Sir Martin Gilbert’s Engagement with the Holocaust,” THE FINEST HOUR: THE JOURNAL OF WINSTON CHURCHILL, 164 (Autumn 2014), 23ff 
  75. “Hitler, Hamas, and Jihadist Jew Hatred,” in Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity, Vol. 4: Islamism and the Arab World ed. Charles Asher Small (New York: Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, 2014), pp. 91-98.
  76. “A Review Essay on A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction by Ruth Franklin,“ MICHIGAN WAR STUDIES REVIEW, September 2013: 1-5
  77. “Victim Wartime Writing in Western Europe,” in Literature of the Holocaust: A Critical Introduction, ed. Alan Rosen (Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 33-48
  78. “Wiesel’s Aggadic Outcry,” in Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives, ed. Alan Rosen and Steven T. Katz (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013), pp. 190-200
  79. “The Nazi Assault on the Jewish Soul through the Murder of the Jewish Mother,” in Different Horrors, Same Hell, ed. Myrna Goldenberg and Amy Shapiro (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013), pp. 163-76
  80. “The Ashen Earth: Jewish Reflections on Our Return to Nature in the Post-Holocaust Era,” in Holocaust and Nature, ed. Didier Pollefeyt (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2013), pp. 117-39
  81. “‘Where Is Your Brother?’ Jewish Teachings on the ‘Stranger,’” in Encountering the 
    Stranger: A Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue, ed. Leonard Grob and John K. Roth (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013), pp. 38-49
  82. “Life After Life: Judaism’s Contribution to the Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue,” in Trialogue and Terror, ed. Alan L. Berger (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012), pp. 37-50
  83. “Emil L. Fackenheim’s Post-Holocaust Critique of Modern Philosophy,” in the
    Proceedings of the Hawaii University International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, 2012
  84. “How Anti-Semitism Prevents Peace,” MIDDLE EAST QUARTERLY, Summer 2011: 
    73-83
  85. Introduction to When the Danube Ran Red by Zsuzsanna Ozsvath (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2010), pp. xi-xxiv.
  86. “Jewish Reflections on Our Relation to Nature in the post-Holocaust Era” in the
    Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on the Humanities, Historical and Social Sciences, ed. A. M. Rawani, H. Ketanni, and Z. Ting (Liverpool. Eng.: World Academic Press, 2010), pp. 227-31
  87. “What Makes Lévinas a Jewish Thinker?” in A Century with Levinas: On the Ruins of Totality, ed. Rita Šerpetytė (Vilnius: University Publishing House, 2009), pp. 17-29
  88. “Though the Messiah May Tarry: A Reflection on Redemption in Our Time,” 2009 May Smith Lecture, Florida Atlantic University, 2009
  89. “The Holocaust,” in Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience, ed. Dennis Peck and Clifton Bryant (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2009)
  90. “Getting Rid of the God of Abraham: A Prerequisite for Genocide,” in Confronting
    Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, ed. Steven Jacobs (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), pp. 197-208
  91. “Wiesel’s Memoir is a Testament to Recovery from the Holocaust,” in Genocide in Elie Wiesel’s Night, ed. Louise Hawker (Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2009), pp. 136-43
  92. “Holocaust or Shoah: The Greek Category versus Jewish Thought,” in Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber, ed. Steven Jacobs (West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2009), pp. 336-45
  93. “Living On: An Introduction,” introduction to Living On: Portraits of Tennessee
    Survivors and Liberators by the Tennessee Holocaust Commission (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2008), pp. xix-xxxvii
  94. “Toward a Post-Holocaust Jewish Understanding of the Jewish State and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” in Anguished Hope, ed. John K. Roth and Leonard Grob (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008), pp. 120-34
  95.  "Man or Muselmann: Fackenheim’s Elaboration on Levi’s Question," in The Philosopher as Witness: Fackenheim and Responses to the Holocaust,, ed. B. Pollack and M. Morgan (Albany: SUNY Press, 2008), pp. 147-162
  96.  "A Review Essay on Glauben und Denken im Angesicht von Auschwitz: Eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem Werk von Emil L. Fackenheim by Britta Frede-Wenger, HOLOCAUST STUDIES, Summer 2007: 1 I6-120
  97.  "Teaching as Testimony: Pedagogical Peculiarities of Teaching the Holocaust" in Testimony, Tensions, and Tikkun: Reflections on Teaching the Holocaust in Colleges and Universities, ed. Myrna Goldenberg and Rochelle Millen (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007), pp. 134-147
  98.  "Teaching Elie Wiesel’s Night in the Contexts of Holocaust Memoirs" in Approaches to Teaching Wiesel ’s Night, ed. Alan Rosen (New York: MLA, 2007), pp. 83-90
  99.  "Transcending the Literary: Aggadic Elements in Elie Wiesel’s Tales," LITERATURE AND BELIEF, 2007, 26(I): 25-40
  100.  “Reflections on the Ninth Commandment in Response to Miroslav Volk" in The Ten Commandments for Jews, Christians, and Others, ed. Roger Van Ham (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2007), pp. 194-198
  101.  "Levinas as a Jewish Thinker," REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE FILOSOFIA, (62, April — December 2006): 591-608
  102.  "The Maggid of Sighet: Jewish Contexts for Elie Wiesel’s Storytel1ing" in Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling, ed. Rosemary Horowitz (Jefferson, MD: MacFarland, 2006), pp. 102-122
  103.  "The Black Book of Lithuanian Jewry" in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Vol. 19, ed. Antony Polonsky (Oxford: Littman Library, 2006), pp. 543-557
  104.  "The Philosophical Warrant for Genocide" in Genocide and Human Rights: A Philosophical Guide, ed. John K. Roth (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), pp. 95-104
  105.  "The Issue of Exile in Jewish Thought" in Feasts and Fasts: In Honour of Alan David Crown, ed. Jennifer Dowling and Marianne Darcy (Sydney: Mandelbaum, 2005), pp. 259-270
  106.  “Death and Ghetto Death" in Lg’e in the Ghettos during the Holocaust, ed. Eric Sterling (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005), pp. 160-176
  107.  "Seeking the Fire in the Ashes: A Chasidic Accounting for Evil from the Midst of Evil after the Evil of Auschwitz" in Fire in the Ashes: God Evil, and the Holocaust, ed. D. Patterson and J. K. Roth (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005), pp. 272-298
  108.  Introduction to Is the Holocaust Vanishing? by Murray J. Kohn (Lantham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2005), pp. xi —xiv.
  109.  "The Complicity of Modern Philosophy in the Extermination of the Jews" in The Genocidal Mind, ed. Dennis B. Klein, et al. (Sr. Paul: Paragon House, 2005), pp. 105-124
  110.  "The Notion of Exile in Jewish Thought," in the Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, CD-ROM, 2005
  111.  Introduction to The Voice of My Blood Cries Out: The Holocaust as Reflected in Hebrew Poetry by Murray J. Kohn (Vineland, NJ : RiVal Publications, 2005), pp. 4-7
  112.  "The Ego’s Eclipse of God and the Philosophical Warrant for Genocide," in the Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, CD—ROM, 2005
  113.  Preface to Transformation as the Principle of Literary Creation from the Homeric Epic to the Joycean Novel by David K. Danow (Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 2004), pp. i—vii
  114.  “Through the Eyes of Those Who Were There: A Review Essay," HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES, 18 (Fall 2004): 274-290
  115.  “Emil Fackenheim: Eulogy for a Jew Philosopher," SHOFAR: INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF JEWISH STUDIES, 22 (Summer 2004): 130-135
  116.  "Seeking the Fire in the Ashes: A Journey into the Holocaust," in Teaching the Holocaust: College Educators, ed. S. Totten, S. Jacobs, and P. Bartrop (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2004), pp. 139-154
  117.  "G-d, World, Humanity: Jewish Reflections on Justice after Auschwitz" in After- Words: Post—Holocaust Struggles with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice, ed. D. Patterson and J. K. Roth (Seattle: Univ of Washington Press, 2004), pp. 171 -82
  118.  "Lifesaving Letters: Contexts and Implications," a foreword to Lifesaving Letters, a Holocaust memoir by Milena Roth (Seattle: Univ of Washington Press, 2004), pp. ix-xviii.
  119.  "The Mystical Shape of the Sou1," AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF JEWISH STUDIES, 17 (2003): 154-166
  120.  "Holocaust Studies without the Holocaust," SHOFAR: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF JEWISH STUDIES, 21 (Summer 2003): 115-123
  121.  "Remembering the Murder of the Mother; The Orphan’s Outcry in the Holocaust Memoir" in the Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, 2003
  122.  Twenty entries for the Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, ed. Thomas Riggs (Farmington Hills, MI: St. James Press, 2002)
  123.  "Ethischer Monotheismus” in the Jahrbuch der Politische Theologie, Vol. 4, ed. Jurgen Manemann (Muenster: Lit Verlag, 2002), pp. 68-80
  124.  "Prayers of the Victims, Victims of Prayer" in The Continuing Agony: From the Carmelite Convent to the Crosses at Auschwitz, ed. H. J. Cargas, A. Berger, and S. Novak (Binghamton: Global Publications of SUNY-Binghamton, 2002), pp. 327-256
  125.  "When Memory Camiot Speak: The Problem of Silence in the Holocaust Memoir" in The Century of Genocide, ed. Daniel J. Curran, Richard Libowitz, and Marcia Sachs Littell (Merion, PA: Merion Westfield Press Intemational, 2002), pp. 159-73
  126.  "Is Genocide More Than Mass Murder?", "How Does Good Happen?" and other sections in The Holocaust and Other Genocides: History, Representation, Ethics, ed. Helmut Smith (Nashville: Vanderbilt Univ Press, 2002)
  127.  "Is Judaism Ethical Monotheism?", LE’ELA: A JOURNAL OF JUDAISM TODAY, December 2001, 25-33
  128.  With Emil L. Fackenheim, "Why the Holocaust Is Unique," JUDAISM, 50 (Fall 2001), 438-447
  129.  "Despite Scurrying Time," JUDAISM, 50 (Summer 2001), 319-30
  130.  "The Assault on the Holy within the Human: The Account of the Holocaust Diaries," in Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide, Vol. 1, ed. John K. Roth, Elizabeth Maxwell, et al. (London: Macmillan, 2001), pp. 481-94
  131.  “Solzhenitsyn’s Call for Freedom, Responsibility, and Repentance," CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE, 49 (Spring 2000), 371-86
  132.  "The Chronicle of the Assault on the Holy in the Warsaw Ghetto Diaries" in The Pall of the Past: The Holocaust, Genocide, and the 21st Century, ed. Marilyn F. Nefsky (Merion Station, PA: Merion Westfield Press International, 2000), pp. 35-48
  133.  "Teaching Shoah in the Contexts of Sacred Texts" in Academic Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies, ed. Zev Garber (New York: Univ. Press of America, 2000), pp. 247-266
  134.  "Nazis, Philosophers, and the Response to the Scandal of Heidegger" in Ethics Ajter Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Perspectives, Critiques, and Responses, ed. John Roth (Minneapolis: Paragon, 1999), pp. 148-209
  135.  "A Review Essay on Christianity in Bakhtin by Ruth Coates,” CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE, 48 (Summer 1999), 535-38
  136.  "The Twilight of Memory: Reflections on Late-Life Memoirs of the Holocaust," DIMENSIONS: A JOURNAL OF HOLOCAUST STUDIES, 1999: 13 (1), 19-24; anthologized in Joseph R. Mitchell and Helen Buss Mitchell, eds., The Holocaust: Readings and Interpretations (Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill, 2001), pp. 526-32
  137.  “The Moral Dilemma of Motherhood in the Nazi Death Camp" in Problems Unique to the Holocaust, ed. H. J. Cargas (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999), pp. 7-24
  138.  "Living the Living Good" in Peace, In Deed: Essays in Honor of Harry James Cargas, ed. Zev Garber and Richard Libowitz (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998), pp. 13-22
  139.  "Bearing Witness to the Murder of God: The Testimony of Holocaust Diaries" in Confronting the Holocaust: A Mandate for the 2l” Century, ed. S. Feinstein, K. Schierman, and M. Littell (New York: University Press of America, 1998), pp. 25-40
  140.  "Tikkun after the Holocaust," BRIDGES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL, 4 (Fall/Winter 1997), 269-286
  141.  “The Summons of the Word and the Speaking of the Spirit in the Holocaust Diary," A/B: AUTO/BIOGRAPHY STUDIES, 12 (Spring 1997), 37-51
  142.  "To Urania" in Masterplotss Twentieth Anniversary Revised Second Edition, ed. Eric Howard (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1997), pp. 6602-05
  143.  "The Consolation of Philosophy" in Masterplots: Twentieth Anniversary Revised Second Edition, ed. Eric Howard (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1997), pp. 1290-93
  144.  "A Review Essay on The Theory and Practice of Welcoming Converts to Judaism by Lawrence J. Epstein," CCAR JOURNAL, (Winter 1996), 97-100
  145.  "Exile of the Word in the Poetry of Mikhail Gendelev" in Vol. 7, Studii de Slavistica, ed. S. Balanescu and L. Cotorcea (Iasi: Editura Universitatii "Cuza," 1996), pp. 139-54
  146.  "Bakhtin on Word and Spirit: The Religiosity of Responsibility" in Vol. 7 of the Studii de Slavistica, ed. S. Balanescu and L. Cotorcea (lasi: Editura Universitatii “Cuza," 1996), pp. 49-64
  147.  "The Murder of Death in the Holocaust Dia1y," THE MAINE SCHOLAR, 9 (Autumn 1996), 131-46
  148.  "Some Implications of the Wannsee Conference for the Essence of Higher Education" in Holocaust and Church Struggle, ed. Hubert G. Locke and Marcia Sachs Littell (New York: Univ Press of America, 1996), pp. 127-38
  149.  "Some Theological Aspects of Jewish Memory in the Holocaust Memoir," THE ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 548 (Nov. 1996), 200-218
  150.  "Sideshadowing: Ethical Dimensions of Time and Narration," CROSS CURRENTS, (Spring 1996), 111-16
  151.  "Bozhestvennyi obraz chelovecheskoi zhizni: bogoslovie L. N. Tolstogo [Tolstoy's Theology]," UCHENYE ZAPISKI KAZANSKOGO GOSUDARSTVENNOGO UNIVERSITETA, 131 (1995), 109-17
  152.  "On The Holocaust in Historical Context: Volume I--T he Holocaust and Mass Death before the Modern Age by Steven T. Katz," HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES, 9 (Spring 1995), 146-50
  153.  "Death of the Child and Childhood in the Holocaust Novel," THE MAINE SCHOLAR: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, 8 (Autumn 1995), 7-26
  154.  "The Annihilation of Exits: The Problem of Liberation in the Holocaust Memoir," HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES, 9 (Fall 1995), 208-30
  155.  "The Collapse and Recovery of Time in the Holocaust Diary," MODERN JEWISH STUDIES ANNUAL, 9:3-4 (1994), 127-144
  156.  "Levinas, Fackenheim, and a Post-Holocaust Tikkun" in the Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of World Jewish Studies, Vol. 2, ed. D. Assaf (Jerusalem, 1994), pp. 85-92
  157.  "The Dialogic of the Elsewhere in Danow‘s Analysis of Dostoevsky" SEMIOTICA, 98-3/4 (1994), 397-409
  158.  "The Religious Aspect of Bakhtin's Aesthetics," RENASCENCE: ESSAYS ON VALUES IN LITERATURE, 46 (Fall 1993), 55-70
  159.  "From Exile to Afiirmation: The Poetry of Joseph Brodsky," STUDIES IN TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE, 17 (Summer 1993), 365-83
  160.  "The Word in Exile: A Phenomenology of Silence in the Holocaust Novel,” HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES, 7 (Winter 1993), 402-20
  161.  "Ot kul'tumogo k chelovecheskomy: sluchai 1vanaIl'icha" in Slovo i mysl' L’va Tolstogo: F ilologicheskie razyskaniya, ed. A. A. Makarov and I. G Kondrat'ev (Kazan: University of Kazan Press, 1993), pp. 43-55
  162.  "Joseph Brodsky: Poet in Exile," AMELIA, AN INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY OF POETRY AND CRITICISM, 6 (Fall 1992), 78-83
  163.  "On Teaching," THE TEACHER, 47 (April 1992), 2-7
  164.  "The Politically Correct Curriculum," FORUM FOR HONORS, 21(Winter/Spring 1992), 18-24
  165.  "The Eclipse of the Highest in Higher Education," THE MAINE SCHOLAR: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, 4 (Autumn 1991), 7-20
  166.  "Mikhail Bakhtin on Word and Meaning: The Religiosity of Responsibi1ity," CROSS CURRENTS: RELIGION AND INTELLECTUAL LIFE, 41(Spring 1991), 33-44
  167.  "A Word on Mikhail Bakhtin with Excerpts from His Aesthetics 0f Verbal Art, CROSS CURRENTS: RELIGION AND INTELLECTUAL LIFE, 41 (Spring 1991), 45-52
  168.  "The Theological Dimensions of Tolstoy's Resurrection," CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE, 40 (Winter 1991), 123-36
  169.  "The Human Image Divine: Tolstoy's Anthropic Theo1ogy," CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE, 40 (Fall 1990), 23-35
  170.  "On the Image and Essence of Honors: Student, Professor, Program," FORUM FOR HONORS, 20 (Summer/Fall 1990), 3-10
  171.  "Laughter and the Alterity of Truth in Bakhtin's Aesthetics," DISCOURS SOCIAL/SOCIAL DISCOURSE, 3 (Spring-Summer 1990), 295-309
  172.  "The Life of Ivan Il‘ich," THOUGHT: A QUARTERLY REVIEW, 45 (June 1990), 143-154
  173.  "Religion, Language, Literature," SPECTRUM, 4 (Spring/Summer 1990), 32-42
  174.  "Mikhail Bakhtin" in the Critical Survey of Literary Theory, ed. Frank N. Magill (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1988), pp. 82-89
  175.  "Literary Response and Remembrance: A Bakhtinian Approach to the Holocaust 'Novel'," in Remembering for the Future (Oxford; Pergamon Press, 1988), pp. 1513-1522
  176.  "Shestov, Kierkegaard, and the Origin of Nothingness: Reflections on the Fall," THE AMERICAN BENEDICTINE REVIEW, 39 (March 1988), 15-30
  177.  "The Superfluous Man's Superfluous Discourse," LANGUAGE AND STYLE, 20 (Summer 1987), 230-241
  178.  "Dostoevsky's Poetics of Spirit: Bakhtin and Berdyaev," DOSTOEVSKY STUDIES, 8 (1987), 220-231
  179.  "Subjectivity and Responsibility: Wiesel per Levinas," CAHIERS ROUMAINS D'ETUDES LITTERAIRES, 4 (1987), 130-144
  180.  "Signification, Responsibility, Spirit: Bakhtin and Levinas," CITHARA, 26 (May 1987), 5-19
  181.  "Bakhtin and Heidegger on Word and Being," JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS, 8 (1985), 17-28
  182.  "Mikhail Bakhtin and the Dialogical Dimensions of the Novel," JOURNAL OF AESTHETICS AND ART CRITICISM, 44 (Winter 1985), 131-139
  183.  "Sleeping in Gethsemane," EPIPHANY JOURNAL, 4 (Spring 1984), 34-38
  184.  "Before the Cock Crows Twice," EPIPHANY JOURNAL, 3 (Spring 1983), 98-101
  185.  "Dostoevsky's Dvoinik per Lacan’s Parole," ESSAYS IN LITERATURE, 10 (Fall 1983), 299-307
  186.  "Faith and Philosophy," EPIPHANY JOURNAL, 3 (Fall 1982), 2-11
  187.  "Abraham and Kierkegaard," JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES, 8 (Spring 1980), 8-19
  188.  "The Unity of Existential Philosophy and Literature as Revealed by Shestov's Approach to Dostoevsky," STUDIES IN SOVIET THOUGHT, 19 (1979), 219-231
  189.  "The Movement of Faith in To1stoy's Conf2ssion," HARVARD THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, 71/72 (1978), 227-243
  190.  "Shestov's Second Dimension: In Job’s Balances," SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 22 (1978), 141-152
  191.  "Fonvizin's Nedorosl ' as a Russian Representative of the Genre Serieux," COMPARATIVE LITERATURE STUDIES, 14 (1977), 196-204
  192.  Short Articles and Review Essays (less than 4 pages) 
  193.  “A Review of Good Neighbors by Mimi Schwartz, SHOF AR, forthcoming
  194.  "A Review of The Holocaust Memoir Digest edited by Esther Go1dberg," HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES, 21 (2007): 329-31
  195.  "A Review Essay on The Holocaust Novel by Efraim Sicher," SHOF AR, 25 (Winter 2007): 208-210
  196.  "A Review Essay on Meditating on the Psalms by John Eaton," THE EUROPEAN LEGACY: TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS, 11(1) (2006), 105
  197.  "A Review Essay on Interrupting Auschwitz by John Cohen," THE EUROPEAN LEGACY: TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS, 10(3) (2005), 250-251
  198.  "A Review Essay on The Culture ofthe Babylonian Talmud by Jeffrey Rubenstein," THE EUROPEAN LEGACY: TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS, 10(3) (2005), 249-250
  199.  "A Review Essay on Jewish Passages: Cycles of Jewish Liw by Harvey Goldberg," THE EUROPEAN LEGACY: TOWARD NEW PARADIGMS, 10(2) (2005), 265-267
  200.  "A Review Essay on Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust .L2wish Thought in America by Michael L. Morgan, SHOFAR, 21 (Spring 2003), 183-85
  201.  "A Review Essay on Holocaust and Memory by Barbara Engelking, SHOFAR, 21 (Spring 2003), 180-83
  202.  "A Review Essay on Moral Responsibility in the Holocaust by David H. J ones," SHOFAR, 19 (Spring 2001), 153-155
  203.  "A Review Essay on Children of Job: American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust by Alan L. Berger," HADASSAH MAGAZINE, May 1998, 44
  204.  "A Review Essay on The World Responds to the Holocaust," ed. by David Wyman, SHOFAR, 16 (Spring 1998), 156-58
  205.  "A Letter to Franklin Litte1l" in Letters to Franklin Littell on His 80th Birthday, ed. Sharon Gutman and Marcia Littell (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Center on the Holocaust,
  206.  1998), pp. 166-67
  207.  "A Review Essay on Memoirs of Peasant Tolstoyans in Soviet Russia, ed. and tr. William Edgerton," SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 38 (Fall 1994), 505-06
  208.  "A Pilgrimage to the Mount of Remembrance," MARTYRDOM AND RESISTANCE, 20 (Jan.- Feb. 1994), 9
  209.  "Review Essay on A Ricouer Reader: Reflection and Imagination, ed. Mario J. Valdes," LITERARY RESEARCH/RECHERCHE LITTERAIRE, 20 (Summer 1993), 24-25
  210.  "A Review Essay on Barlach’s Literary and Visual Art by K. Hooper, LITERARY RESEARCH/RECHERCHE LITTERAIRE, 18 (Summer 1992), 25-26
  211.  "A Review Essay on Remembering and Repeating by Regina Schwartz," MILTON QUARTERLY, 24 (March 1990), 33-35
  212.  "A Review Essay on LCAmour dans la haine by Phillipe Chardin, LITERARY RESEARCH/RECHERCHE LITTERAIRE, 14 (Winter 1990), 21-22
  213.  "Ot kul'tumogo k chelovecheskomu" in Materialy mezhdunarodnogo seminara
  214.  "Slavyanskaya kul’tura v sovremennom mire. " (Kiev: Kiev State Pedagogical Institute,1990), pp. 18-20
  215.  "Badenheim 1939" in Cyclopedia of Literary Characters II, ed. Frank N. Magill (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1990), pp. 101-02
  216.  "A Beggar in J erusalem" in Cyclopedia of Literary Characters I1, ed. Frank N. Magill (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1990), pp. 135
  217.  "Joseph Brodsky" in Cyclopedia of World Authors, ed. F rank N. Magill (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1989), pp. 259-260
  218.  "A Review Essay on The Unsaid Anna Karenina by Judith M. Armstrong," SOUTH CENTRAL REVIEW, 6 (Spring 1989), 104-105
  219.  "It Is Very Nigh unto Thee: An Essay on The Long Shorter Way: Discourses on Chasidic Thought by A. Steinsaltz," CROSS CURRENTS, 28 (Summer 1988), 234-236
  220.  "Researching Russian Literature: A Review Essay on the Handbook of Russian Literature ed. by Victor Terras," LITERARY RESEARCH, 11 (Spring/Summer 1986), 184-186
  221.  "Voices in the Wilderness: Kierkegaard and Tolstoy," SOREN KIERKEGAARD NEWSLETTER, October 1984
  222.  "The Phenomenology of Selfhood: A Review Essay on Journeys to Seh’hood by Mark C. Taylor," SOREN KIERKEGAARD NEWSLETTER, April 1984
  223.  "Old Wine in a New Bottle: A Review Essay on H. J. Eysenck's Encyclopedia of Psychology," BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES LIBRARIAN, 1 (1980), 285-287
  224.  "Tolstoy's Ispoved"' in the Proceedings from the 1977 meeting of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages, pp. 124-126
  •  PRESENTATIONS 
    •  Conferences 
      •  "Jewish Dimensions of Neoconservative Environmentalism," Western Association for Jewish Studies, Portland, Oregon, March 2007
      •  “A Reflection on the Jewish Journey from Exile to Redemption," Jewish Joumeys Conference, Cape Town, January 2007
      •  “A Chasidic Anti-Theodicy in the Time of the Shoah: Kalonymos Kalmish Shapira’s Esh Kodesh," meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies San Diego, December 2006
      •  "The Biblical Basis for Environmental Stewardship," I2"` International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment, Keauhou Bay, Hawaii, June 2006
      •  “Late-Life Holocaust Memoirs," at the Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium, Boca Raton, April 2006
      •  "Responding Jewishly to the Holocaust: Emil L. Fackenheim," meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies Washington, DC, December 2005
      •  "Levinas as a Jewish Thinker," Conference on Person and Society, Braga, Portugal, November 2005
      •  "The Mystical Shape of the Soul," TheI4lh World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 2005
      •  "G-d and Evil after the Holocaust," presented at the 35"` Annual International Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Philadelphia, March 2005
      •  "Jewish Thinking about Exile," presented at the 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, January 2005
      •  "Remembering the Murder of the Mother: Implications for Understanding the Holocaust," presented at the meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies, Chicago, December 2004
      •  "The Ego’s Eclipse of God and the Philosophical Warrant for Genocide," presented at the Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, University of Navarra, Spain, August 2004
      •  “Man or Muselmann? Emil Facl<enheim’s Insights into Primo Levi," presented at the Western Jewish Studies Association Conference, San Diego, March 2004
      •  "A Chasidic Anti-Theodicy: Rabbi Shapria’s Response to the Nazi Evil," presented at the International Conference on Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, Prague, March 2004
      •  "Remembering the Murder of the Mother: The Orphan’s Outcry in the Holocaust Memoir," presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, June 2003
      •  "After-Words: Post-Holocaust Confrontations with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice," presented at the 32rd Annual International SchoIars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Philadelphia, March 2003
      •  "The Mystical Shape of the Soul in the Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought,” presented at the meeting of the Australian Association for Jewish Studies, Sydney, February 2003
      •  "Martin Heidegger and the Final Solution to the ‘Jewitlcation’ Problem," presented at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Los Angeles, December 2002
      •  “The Complicity of Modern Philosophy in the Extennination of the Jews," presented at the 32nd Annual Intemational Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Newark, March 2002
      •  "The Black Book of Lithuanian J ewry," presented at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Washington, DC, December 2001
      •  "The Way of Life and Death in the Ghetto," presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Denver, November 2000
      •  "The Assault on the Holy within the Human: The Account of the Holocaust Diaries," presented at the "Remembering for the Future" conference, Oxford, July 2000
      •  "When Memory Cannot Speak: The Problem of Silence in Holocaust Memoirs," presented at the 30th Amiual Intemational Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Philadelphia, March 2000
      •  "The Unraveling of Meaning in the Holocaust Dia1"y," presented at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Chicago, December 1999
      •  "Ethical Encounters in the Concentrationary Universe," presented at the 29th Annual International Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Garden City, March 1999
      •  "The History of the Assault on the Holy Recorded in the Holocaust Diary," presented at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Boston, December 1998
      •  "The Chronicle of the Assault on the Holy," presented at the 28th Annual Intemational Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Seattle, March 1998
      •  "Holocaust, Exile, and Homeland," presented at the conference on "Israel and the Holocaust: From Diaspora to Dwelling Place," Memphis, February 1998
      •  "The Response to the Holocaust in Israeli F iction," presented at the conference on Israel and the Holocaust: From Diaspora to Dwelling Place," Memphis, February 1998
      •  "Assailing God: The Testimony of the Warsaw Ghetto Diaries," presented at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Seattle, November 1997
      •  "The Singularity of the Holocaust,” presented at the meeting of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Atlanta, October 1997
      •  “Jewish Thought and the Scandal of Philosophy in the Contexts of the Shoah," presented at the 12th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 1997
      •  "Ethics, Philosophy, and the Response to Heidegger," presented at the 27th Armual International Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Tampa, March 1997
      •  “When Learned Men Murder," presented at the University Honors Program Speakers Series, October 1996
      •  "Bearing Witness to the Murder of God: The Testimony ofthe Holocaust Diaries," presented at the 26th Annual International Scho1ars’ Conference on the Holocaust, Minneapolis, March 1996
      •  "No Exit: The Return from Antiworld to World in the Holocaust Memoir," presented at the 25th Annual International Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust, Provo, March 1995
      •  "Some Theological Aspects of Jewish Memory in the Holocaust Memoir," presented at the "Remembering for the Future I1" Conference on the Holocaust, Berlin, March 1994
      •  "Levinas, Fackenheim, and a Post-Holocaust Tikkun," presented at the Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, June 1993
      •  "Implications of the Warmsee Conference for Higher Education," presented at the 22nd Annual International Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust, Seattle, March 1992
      •  "The Politically Correct Curriculum," presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council meeting, Chicago, November 1991
      •  "On the Image and Essence of Honors: Student, Professor, Program," presented at the National Collegiate Honors Council meeting, Baltimore, October 1990
      •  "Ot russkoi kul'tury k obshchechelovecheskoi nature: Smert' Ivana Il'icha," presented at the 7th International Congress of Teachers of Russian, Moscow, August 1990
      •  "The Word in Exile: A Phenomenology of Silence in the Holocaust Novel," presented [by proxy] at the International Conference on Contemporary Western Thought and Its Religious Subtexts, Cambridge, England, July 1990
      •  "Ka-tzetnik's Shivitti: A Prophecy of the Present," presented at the 20th Anniversary Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Vanderbilt University, March 1990
      •  "Mikhail Bakhtin on Word and Spirit: The Religiosity of Response," presented [by proxy] at the International Conference on Mikhail Bakhtin, Urbino, Italy, July 1989
      •  "Toward a Theology of Responsibility: The Witness Born by Levinas," presented at the 19th Annual Intemational Scholars' Conference, Philadelphia, March 1989
      •  "A Bakhtinian Approach to the Holocaust Novel," presented at the "Remembering for the Future" Conference on the Holocaust, Oxford and London, July 1988
      •  "Some Implications of the Johannine Logos for Literary Criticism," presented at the University of Tulsa Comparative Literature Symposium, March 1987
      •  "Shestov on Dostoevsky: The Merging of Philosophy and Literature," presented at the South Central Modern Language Association meeting, October 1986
      •  "Bakhtin and Foucault on Laughter and Madness in the Middle Ages," presented at the Mid—America Medieval Association meeting, Emporia, March 1986
      •  "Bakhtin and Heidegger on Word and Being," presented at the South Central Modern Language Association meeting, New Orleans, November 1985
      •  "Bakhtin's Approach to Dostoevsky's Dvoinik," presented at the Central Slavic Association meeting, Stillwater, October 1985
      •  "Lev Shestov and the Philosophy of the Middle Ages," presented at the 1984 meeting of the Mid-America Medieval Association, Stillwater, Oklahoma
      •  "Toward a Philosophy of Teaching Writing through the Study of Literature," presented at the 1983 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assoc., Glendale, Arizona
      •  "Messianic Elements of the Child in the Works of Elie Wiesel," presented at the 1983 national meeting of the Popular Culture Association, Wichita, Kansas
      •  "The Metaphysics of Subjectivity: Physics, Philosophy, Mysticism," presented at the 1980 Oregon Honors College Colloquitun on Science and the Creative Imagination
      •  "Beyond the Guise of History: An Approach to Schiller's J ungfrau," presented at the 1978 meeting of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages, Portland, Oregon
      •  "Tolstoy's 1sp0ved’ as a Confluence of Existential Philosophy and Literature," presented at the 1977 meeting of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages, Spokane
    •  Invited Speaking Engagements 
      •  "Though the Messiah May Tarry: A Reflection on Redemption in Our Time," May Smith Lecture, Florida Atlantic University, January 2009
      •  "Aggadah as Outcry: Elie Wiesel’s Tales in the Context of Tradition," Celebration of Elie Wiesel’s 80th Birthday, Boston University, October 2008
      •  "Jewish Motifs in American Holocaust Literature," Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium, Salt Lake City, September 2008
      •  "Understanding Holocaust Denial in Its Many Manifestations,” Annual Meeting of Hadassah, New York, May 2008
      •  "Post-Holocaust Issues for Jewish Thought," Washington University of St. Louis, April 2008
      •  "Philosophy, Religion, and Megamurder," Oxford Round Table, Oxford University, April 2008
      •  “The Meaning of the Holocaust," Jackson State Community College, March 2008
      •  "What Is the Holocaust?" Oklahoma State University, March 2008
      •  "Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought," Dyersberg State College, February 2008
      •  "Seeking a Jewish Response to the Modem Assault on Judaism,” the conference "Echoes of a Century: Jews, Modernism, and the Holocaust," University of Texas at Dallas, February 2008
      •  Invited speaker for workshop of Chicago Jewish Educators, November 2007
      •  "The J ewish-Muslim-Christian Trialogue," panel, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, October 2007
      •  "What Makes a Jewish Response to the Holocaust J ewish'?" and "Who Is the Messiah? Jewish and Christian Concepts?", Catholic Theological University, Leuven, Belgium, October 2007
      •  “Emil L. Fackenheim’s Critique of Modem Philosophy in the Light of the Shoah," 2nd International Conference on Philosophy, Athens, June 2007
      •  "The Holiness of the Holy Land," Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Cleveland, March 2007
      •  "What Is Kabbalah‘?" University of Oklahoma, October 2006
      •  "Holocaust Scholars Address the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," Weinstein Holocaust Symposium, Wroxton College, England, June 2006
      •  "What Makes Lévinas a Jewish Thinker‘?" at An International Conference: A Century with Emmanuel Lévinas, Vilnius, April 2006
      •  "The Holocaust and the Matter of Singularity,” annual meeting of AAASS, Salt Lake City, November 2005
      •  "Is the Holocaust Vanishing‘?", Jewish Community Center, Vineland, NJ, June 2005
      •  Scholar-in-Residence, Temple Shaarey Zedek, Buffalo, NY, June 2005
      •  "Jewish Reflections on Justice in a Post—Holocaust World," Congreso Intemacional de Educacion e Cultura de Paz, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 2005
      •  "Jewish and Christian Concepts of the Messiah," University of Mississippi, April 2005
      •  "Judaism and Jew Hatred,” Indiana University, March 2005
      •  "Emil Fackenheim’s Jewish Response to the Shoah," 35th Annual Intemational Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust, March 2005
      •  "Elie Wiesel’s Tales in the Contexts of Jewish Storytelling," Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium, Boca Raton, October 2004
      •  "After-Words: Post-Holocaust Issues Concerning Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Justice," Goldner Holocaust Symposium, Wroxton College, England, June 2004
      •  "Mystical Dimensions of the Soul," Florida Atlantic University, June 2004
      •  "The Black Book of Russian J ewry" and "Anti—Semitism in Russian Culture," Wittenberg University, April 2004
      •  "Emmanuel Levinas as a Jewish Thinker," Oklahoma State University, March 2004
      •  "Jewish Dimensions of Levinas’ Thought " and "What Is Jewish Education?", Catholic Theological University, Leuven, Belgium, March 2004
      •  "Nazis, Philosophers, and the Scandal of Heidegger” and “‘The Kabbalistic Concept of the Soul," Friends of the Forms Speakers Series, Oklahoma State University, April 2003
      •  "Understanding the Dreyfus Affair," Wittenberg University, March 2003
      •  "The Assault on the Holy in the Holocaust" and "Nazis, Philosophers, and the Scandal of Heidegger," for the Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series, University of Texas at Dallas, March 2003
      •  "The Auschwitz Convent Controversy," The Reverend Royden B. Davis, S.J. Symposium: The Cross at Auschwitz, Georgetown University, February 2003
      •  "Analyzing Arnost Lustig," Texas A&M University, February 2003
      •  "Kabbalah and the Soul," Yeshiva High School, Sydney, Australia
      •  "Forgiveness, Reconciliation, J ustice,” panel presentation, Goldner Holocaust Symposium, Wroxton College, England, June 2002
      •  "Schindler ’s List and the Holocaust," Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, April 2002
      •  Panelist for discussion of film From Swastika to Jim Crow, invited by Memphis Jewish Federation in a regional event, Memphis, October 2001
      •  "Man or Muselmann: Fackenheim’s Elaboration on Levi’s Question," presented at The Philosopher as Witness: Jewish Philosophy after the Holocaust, An lntemational
      •  Conference Marking the 85th Birthday of Professor Emil L. Fackenheim, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, June 2001
      •  "The Assault on the Holy in the Holocaust," presented at the Beth El Synagogue, Margate, New Jersey, March 2001
      •  "The German Jewish Experience of the Holocaust," presented at the Dyersberg State College Book Fair, Dyersberg, Tenn., March 2001
      •  "Literature of Testimony: Diaries and Memoirs of Holocaust," featured address presented at the Symposium on Literature, University of California at Riverside, January 2001
      •  "Reading Genesis 1-4 in the Contexts of the Shoah," featured seminar address, Goldner Holocaust Sympositun, Wroxton College, England, June 2000
      •  "The Cantor’s Voice: A Holocaust Memoir," presented at Shaare Zion Synagogue, Montreal, May 2000
      •  "Memory Above, Below, and Within," keynote address, Yom HaShoah Observance, Memphis Jewish Community Center, April 2000
      •  "The Life and Death Stake in Learning," featured address presented at the meeting of the Calgary Teachers Association, February, 2000
      •  "Service Education,” lecture presented at the meeting of the Calgary Teachers Association, February, 2000
      •  "Where Do We Draw the Line'?” speaker and panel chair, presented at the meeting of the Calgary Teachers Association, February, 2000
      •  "The Uniqueness and Universality of the Holocaust,” inaugural Hastings Lecture presented at Florida Atlantic University, February 2000
      •  "The Holocaust: Theology, Philosophy, Ethics," Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, March 1999
      •  "The History and Essence of J udaism,” First United Methodist Church, West Memphis, Arkansas, March 1998
      •  "The Status of Jerusalem on Israel’s 50"` Anniversary,” Phillips Community College, Helena, Arkansas, March 1998
      •  "When Learned Men Murder,” Keynote Address at the meeting of the Calgary City Teachers Association, February, 1998
      •  "The Honor System and the Life of the School Community,” presented at the Education for Honor Symposium, White Bluff, Tennessee, September 1997
      •  "The Metaphysical Dimensions of the Shoah in the Warsaw Ghetto Diaries,” presented at a conference on Unexpected Encounters with the Holocaust, Texas A&M University, April 1997
      •  "The Honors Curriculum and the Honors Program," presented as an Honors Lecture, University of California at Riverside, May 1996
      •  "The Collapse and Recovery of Home and Family: Some lnsights from Literary Masterpieces,” presented in the Russell Kirk Lecture Series, Heritage Foundation Washington, DC, 19 October 1995
      •  "A Radical Response to Educational Malfeasance,” presented at the Salvatori Conference on Academic Excellence, Washington, DC, May 1993
      •  "The Role of the Humanities in Higher Education," The Sutton Lecture Series, University of Oklahoma, November 1992
      •  "Alterity and Discourse in Dostoevsky's Winter Notes," The Sutton Lecture Series, University of Oklahoma, April 1992
      •  "Teaching Writing Through the Study of Literary Genre," six one-hour teleconferences offered through OSU Telecommunications Center for high school teachers, Fall 1985
      •  "Jonathan Culler and the Future of Literary Criticism," presented on talk-back television sponsored by the Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program, February 1985 Invited Speaking Engagements-Local
      •  "The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict," Food for Thought, July 2008
      •  "What Is Judaism?" First Baptist Church, Covington, TN, June 2008
      •  "What Is the Holocaust'?", Northaven School, Memphis, May 2008
      •  "A Study of Biblical Texts," Mount Moriah Baptist Church, May 2008
      •  "Kristallnacht: The Night That Engulfed the Jewish People," Millington Naval Base, April 2008
      •  "What ls the Holocaust?”, Residential Life, The University of Memphis, March 2008
      •  "What ls Judaism?", Residential Life, The University of Memphis, February 2008
      •  "Jewish Teachings on Abortion," Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, January 2008
      •  "From Adam to Abraham," a symposium at the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, November 2007
      •  "The Threat of Terrorism," First Assembly of God, June 2007
      •  "What Is Judaism'?" Three—part lecture series, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, November-December 2006
      •  "On Tikkun Haolam," Beth Sholom Synagogue, July 2006
      •  "What ls Judaism?", Lindenwood Church, May 2006
      •  "Fundamental Teachings of Judaism," Idlewild Presbyterian Church, April 2006
      •  "On the Holocaust," Ridgeway High School, March 2006
      •  "On Elie Wiesel’s Night," Raleigh Egypt High School, March 2006
      •  "On Judaism," Calvary Episcopal Church, February, 2006
      •  "Ethics and the Holocaust," Baron Hirsch Congregation, January 2006
      •  "Writing and Publishing," Ridgeway High School, December 2005
      •  "Philosophy and History: The 18th Century," Ridgeway High School, November 2005
      •  "1nto the Depths of Holocaust Diaries," Jewish Book Celebration, November 2005
      •  "What Is Judaism," City of Memphis, Office of Multicultural and Religious Affairs, July 2005
      •  "The Situation in lsrae1" (in Russian), Plough Towers, May 2005
      •  "Franz Rosenzweig: Baal Teshuvah," Beth Sholom Synagogue, March 2005
      •  Series of four lectures on Judaism, Calvary Episcopal Church, J anuary-F ebruary, 2005
      •  "The Jewish Response to Catastrophe," Ridgeway High School, January 2005
      •  "The Meaning of the Odyssey," Ridgeway High School, January 2005
      •  "Jewish Oral History and Jewish Oral Tradition," Memphis Jewish Historical Society, September 2004
      •  "The Noahide Laws: A Chasidic Perspective,” Calvary Episcopal Church, September 2004
      •  "On J udaism," Southwest Tennessee State College, September 2004
      •  "Anti-Semitism on College Campuses," Hadassah, Memphis Jewish Community Center, August 2004
      •  "Jewish Legends on Ancient Egypt," the panel to be held in conjunction with the Jewish   LM in Ancient Egypt exhibit at the Brooks Museum, Memphis, August 2004
      •  "Anti-Semitism in Academia," Memphis Jewish Community Center, May 2004
      •  "Judaism and the Holocaust," Oakhaven Middle Alternative Center, April 2004
      •  "Christianity 101 ," Memphis Jewish Federation, March 2004
      •  "Obstac1es in the Peace Process," The University of Memphis, February 2004
      •  "Christianity and Judaism: The Differences,” Ridgeway High School, January 2004
      •  "The New Anti-Semitism," Temple Israel, December 2003
      •  "The Meaning of Israel to the Jewish People," Beth Sholom Synagogue, September 2003
      •  "Ethical Issues in Professional Life," Memphis Bar Association’s Summer School at The University of Memphis, July 2003
      •  "The Rise of the Nazis" and "The Final Solution," Facing History and Ourselves Teachers’ Institute, June 2003
      •  "Chasidic Prayer," Beth Sholom Synagogue, June 2003
      •  “Jewish Oral Tradition in the Teachings of J esus," three-part lecture series, Grace S. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Memphis, April-May 2003
      •  "Remember and Observe," keynote address, Yom HaShoah observance, Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis, April 2003
      •  "The Annihilation of Holiness in the Holocaust," Memphis Military Entrance Processing Station, April 2003
      •  "Who Knows Ten‘?" Beth Sholom Synagogue, April 2003
      •  "What Is Judaism‘?", Memphis University School, Memphis, April 2003
      •  "Spiritual Dimensions of the Holocaust," Raleigh-Bartlett Civitan Club, Bartlett, January 2003
      •  "The Black Book of Lithuanian Jewry," Jewish Historical Society, Memphis, January 2003
      •  "The Meaning and Message of the Odyssey," Ridgeway High School, January 2003
      •  "Approaches to Torah," tive-part lecture series Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Memphis, October-November 2002
      •  “The Festival of Light in a Darkening World," Memphis University School, Memphis, November 2002
      •  "The Rise of the Nazi Reich," Facing History and Ourselves, Memphis, October 2002
      •  "G-d, Humanity, Community," Colliewille United Methodist Church, Memphis, September 2002
      •  "Teshuvah: Where to Turn When you Return,” Beth Sholom Synagogue, Memphis, August 2002
      •  "Ethical Issues in Professional Life," Memphis Bar Association’s Summer School at The University of Memphis, July 2002
      •  "The New Anti-Semitism," Facing History and Ourselves, Memphis, July 2002
      •  "Religious and Political Dimensions ofthe Israeli/Palestinian Conflict," Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Memphis, July 2002
      •  "Spiritual Dimensions of the Holocaust," Raleigh-Frasier AARP, Memphis, June 2002
      •  "To Hate Thy Neighbor: The Case of J edwabne," Memphis Jewish Community Center, May 2002
      •  "Moral Issues and the Middle East," Facing History and Ourselves, Memphis, April 2002
      •  "On the Singularity of the Holocaust," Memphis Military Entrance Processing Station, April 2002
      •  "Spiritual Dimensions of the Holocaust," Campus Ministries, The University of Memphis, April 2002
      •  "The Nazi Assault on the Soul," Beth Sholom Synagogue, March 2002
      •  "A Day in the Life of a Jew: 2,000 Years Ago," Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, February 2002
      •  "Understanding the Holocaust," presented at the Central Baptist School, December 2001
      •  "Spiritual Dimensions of Ethical Action," presented for the Mensa Society, Memphis, November 2001
      •  "What Is at Stake in the Israeli—Palestinian Peace Process?" presented at the Gandhi Institute, Memphis, November 2000
      •  "Seeking Peace in the Middle East," presented at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Memphis, November 2000
      •  "The Spiritual Dimensions of Ethical Action," presented for Temple Israel Haverah, Memphis, November 2000
      •  "Jewish Tales and Jewish Teachings," a four-part lecture series, Beth Sholom Synagogue, Memphis, October — November 2000
      •  “The Summons of the Future in the Voice of History," Memphis Jewish Historical Society, September 2000
      •  “The Wonder of the Jewish Holy Days," Biblical Life Center, Memphis, August 2000
      •  “Why Professional Ethics Matter," keynote address, Society for Human Resources Management, Memphis, June 2000
      •  "The Assault on the Holy in the Ho1ocaust," Yom HaShoah Obsevance, Anshei Sphard—Beth El Emeth Congregation, Memphis, May 2000
      •  “The Patient: Species or Child of God'?" presented at the Conference on Medical Ethics, Baron Hirsch Synagogue, Memphis, January 2000
      •  "The Meaning of Light in J udeo-Christian Traditions," presented at Campus Ministries meeting, University of Memphis, December 1999
      •  "Who Are the Jews and What Is the Ark of the Covenant‘?" Temple Israel Haverah, November 1999
      •  "Dimensions of Jewish Spirituality," B’nai B’rith, Memphis, October 1999
      •  "What Is Judaism‘?" Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Memphis, October 1999
      •  “Sounding the Depths of Jewish Spirituality," a six-part lecture series presented at Beth Sholom Synagogue, Fall 1999
      •  "Ethics in the Work Place," Teachers’ Credit Union, Memphis, April 1999
      •  “Judaism and the Ho1ocaust,"three-part lecture series at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Memphis, Spring 1999
      •  "Judaism," nine-part course at Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis, Fall 1998
      •  “Jewish Tales and Jewish Teaching," Memphis Jewish Community Center, June 1998
      •  "The Singularity and Universality ofthe Ho1ocaust," keynote address presented at the Rotary Club, Memphis, January 1998
      •  “An Evening with David Patterson," presented by Facing History and Ourselves, Memphis, January 1998
      •  "The Politics of Power at the Core of the Curricu1um," presented at the OSU Friends of the Forms Lecture Series, April 1996
      •  "Tolstoy's Answer to Death: The Case of Ivan llych," OSU Friends of the Forms Lecture Series, September 1990
      •  "Joseph Brodsky: Poet in Exile," presented in Oklahoma State University's Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, October 1988
      •  "Wiesel and Levinas on Subjectivity and Responsibility," presented as part of Oklahoma State University's Friends of the Forms Lecture Series, Sept. 1986
      •  "Mikhail Bakhtin and Discourse in the Novel," presented as part of Oklahoma State University's "Friends of the Forms" Lecture Series, January 1985
      •  "Leo Tolstoy and the Twentieth Century," presented on the "Soviet Mosaic" program, KOSU Radio, Stillwater, 20 February 1984
          
INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS AND GIFTS
  • 2007: Lemsky Fund Grant to bring Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, $15,000
  • 2006: Lemsky Fund Grant to bring Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, $12,000
  • 2006: Borblum Foundation Grant for Judaic Studies programs, $15,000
  • 2005: Lemsky Fund Grant to bring Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, $8,000
  • 2005: Gift for scholarships, programming, and research from Dr. W. Harry Feinstone, $250,000
  • 2004: Lemsky Fund Grant to bring Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, $10,000
  • 2003: Lemsky Fund Grant to bring Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, $12,500
  • 2002: Lemsky Fund Grant to host Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, ca. $7,000
  • 2002: Gift for research activity of $17,500 from Dr. W. Harry Feinstone
  • 2001: Gift for student study in Israel totaling $87,500 from Dr. W. Harry Feinstone, to be distributed in increments over seven years
  • 2000: Gifts totaling $36,000 for the Judaic Studies Teacher Training Scholarship
  • 1999: Gift of $10,000 from Dr. W. Harry Feinstone for students to study in Israel
  • 1999: Lemsky Fund Grant for students to travel to Israel, $5,000
  • 1999: Lemsky Fund Scholarship Grant for Teachers to Study in Israel, $15,000
  • 1998: Tennessee Holocaust Commission Grant to host a conference on Israel and the Holocaust, February 22-24, 1998, $3,500 (co-authored)
  • 1997: Lemsky Fund Scholarship Grant for honors students to go on study trip to Israel, $12,000 (authored)
  • 1989: Summer Workshop on Masterworks of Western Culture, NEH, $72K (authored)
  • 1988: Summer Institute for French and Spanish Teachers, NEH, $112K(co-authored)
  • 1988: Star Schools Grant for Midlands Consortium, USDOE, $1.5 million (one of several authors)
  • 1987: Russian by Satellite, USDOE, $99K (authored)
  • 1986: Enrichment Programs for Teachers via Satellite, USDOE, $95K (authored)
  • 1985: Summer Institute for French & Spanish Teachers, NEH, $100K (edited)
  • 1984: Summer Institute for Medieval Studies, NEH, $75K (authored)
     
PERSONAL STATEMENT

David Patterson holds the Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies in the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. A member of the World Union of Jewish Studies and the Association for Jewish Studies, he has delivered lectures at numerous universities and community organizations throughout the world. He is a participant in the Weinstein Symposium on the Holocaust, a member of the Facing History and Ourselves International Board of Advisors, and a member of the Scholars' Platform for the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, Cambridge, England. He also serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Stephen S. Weinstein Series in Post-Holocaust Studies, published by the University of Washington Press. 

A winner of the National Jewish Book Award and the Koret Jewish Book Award, Patterson has published more 30 books and more than 150 articles and chapters in journals and books in philosophy, literature, Judaism, Holocaust, and education. His writings have been anthologized in Yom Kippur Readings (ed. Dov Peterz Elkins, 2005), Holocaust Theology (ed. Dan Cohn-Sherbok, 2002), The Holocaust: Readings and Interpretations (ed. J. R. Mitchell and H. B. Mitchell, 2001), and Great Jewish Quotations (ed. Alfred Kolatch, 1996). 

Patterson's books include Anti-Semitism and Its Metaphysical Origins (forthcoming), Genocide in Jewish Thought (2102), A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad (2011); Sounding the Depths of the Soul (2009), Jewish-Christian Dialogue (with Alan L. Berger, 2008), Overcoming Alienation: A Kabbalistic Reflection on the Five Levels of the Soul (2008), Emil L. Fackenheim: A Jewish Philosophers Response to the Holocaust (2008), Open Wounds: The Crisis of Jewish Thought in the Aftermath of Auschwitz (2006), Wrestling with the Angel: Toward a Jewish Understanding of the Nazi Assault on the Name (2006), Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought (2005), Along the Edge of Annihilation: The Collapse and Recovery of Life in the Holocaust Diary (1999); Sun Turned to Darkness: Memory and Recovery in the Holocaust Memoir (1998), Greatest Jewish Stories (1997), When Learned Men Murder (1996), Exile: Alienation in Modern Russian Letters (1995), Pilgrimage of a Proselyte: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem (1993), The Shriek of Silence: A Phenomenology of the Holocaust Novel (1992), and others. 

Patterson is the editor and translator of the English edition of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry (2002), and he is a major contributor and co-editor (with Alan L. Berger and Sarita Cargas) of the Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature (2002), as well as co-editor (with John K. Roth) of Fire in the Ashes: God, Evil, and the Holocaust (2005) and After-Words: Post-Holocaust Struggles with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice (2004). He has also translated literary works by Ivan Turgenev, F. M. Dostoevsky, and Leo Tolstoy.