Asher Z. Milbauer

Asher Z. Milbauer is Professor of English, Director of Graduate Studies in Literature, and Director of the Exile Studies Certificate Program at Florida International University. Prior to his current appointment at FIU, he taught in the former Soviet Union, Israel, and the University of Washington. While at FIU, he developed a number of graduate and undergraduate courses, including XXth Century American and English Literature; Law and Literature; Literature and Exile; Literature, Society, and Language; Holocaust Literature; and Jewish-American Literature. Among his publications is a book on literary transplantation, Transcending Exile: Conrad, Nabokov, I. B. Singer; a study on exile and return, “Eastern Europe in American-Jewish Literature;” a co-edited collection of original essays, Reading Philip Roth, as well as essays on a number of major literary figures, Vasily Grossman and Philip Roth among them. Dr. Milbauer’s most recent publication is a co-authored article (with Alan Berger) on Nicole Krauss, “The Burdens of Inheritance,” in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. His experiential-scholarly essay, “In Search of a Doorpost: Meditations on Exile and Literature,” won the Sarah Russo Prize for an Essay on Exile. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at Florida International University.