• Victoria Aarons holds the position of O.R. and Eva Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature. In addition to over 90 scholarly articles, she is the author or editor of 11 books, including her most recent monograph Holocaust Graphic Narratives: Generation, Trauma, and Memory (Rutgers UP. 2020) and edited collection The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan 2020). She is on the editorial board of Philip Roth Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature, and Women in Judaism, and she is series editor for Lexington Studies in Jewish Literature.

    • Ph.D., The University of California, Berkeley
    • M.A., The University of California, Berkeley
    • B.A., The University of California, Berkeley
    • Holocaust Graphic Narratives: Generation, Trauma, and Memory. Rutgers University Press, 2020.
    • Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture. Co-edited with Phyllis Lassner, 2020.
    • "'Master Race': Graphic Storytelling in the Aftermath of the Holocaust." Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture. Eds. Victoria Aarons and Phyllis Lassner. 2020.
    • "The Late Novellas." Roth in Context. Ed. Magdalen McKinley. Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2020.
    • "The Book of Sarah: Writing through the Past." Jewish Women's Comics: Borders and Bodies. Eds. Sarah Lightman, Heike Bauer, and Andrea Greenbaum. Forthcoming, Syracuse University Press, 2019.
    • “Found Objects: The Legacy of Third-Generation Holocaust Memory.” Translated Memories. Eds. Bettina Hofmann and Ursula Reuter. Forthcoming, Lexington Press, 2019.
    • “Teaching Holocaust Literature and Poetry.” Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust. Eds. Laura Hilton and Avinoam Patt.  Forthcoming, University of Wisconsin Press, 2019.
    • “Reading Roth/Reading Ourselves: Looking Back.” Forthcoming, Special Memorial Issue. Philip Roth Studies 15.1 (2019).
    • "The New Jewish American Literary Studies." Cambridge University Press, 2019.
    • “Jewish American Literary Forms: 1914 to the Present.” Forthcoming in The Blackwell Companion to American Literature, Vol. 3. Eds. Susan Belasco, Theresa Strouth Gaul, Linck Johnson, and Michael Soto. Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.
    • “A New Diaspora: Jewish American Writers from Across the Globe.” Forthcoming in The New Jewish-American Literary Studies: Twenty-First Century Critical Revisions. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
    • “Introduction: Toward a New Jewish American Literary Studies.” Forthcoming in The New Jewish-American Literary Studies: Twenty-First Century Critical Revisions. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
    • “Imagined Holocaust Histories: Joe Kupert’s Graphic Novel of the Warsaw
    • Ghetto Uprising.” Forthcoming in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures: Approaches to Teaching. State University of New York Press, 2019.
    • “American Jewish Writing in the Twenty-First Century: New Global Directions.” Literature and Belief 38.1 (Summer 2018): 59-77.
    • "Third-Generation Holocaust Representation: Trauma, History, and Memory." Co-authored with Alan L. Berger. Northwestern University Press, 2017.
    • "The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow." Cambridge University Press, 2017.
    • “Not Getting It: The Allure of the Counterlife in Early and Late Roth.” Philip Roth Studies 13.1 (Spring 2017): 29-44.
    • "Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives: Memory in Memoir and Fiction." Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. Paperback, 2018.

    Books

    Eight of Victoria Aarons's book covers.

    Clockwise from top left: Bernard Malamud: A Centennial Tribute, Wayne State University Press 2016; Third-Generation Holocaust Representation: Trauma, History, and Memory. Co-authored with Alan L. Berger. Northwestern University Press, 2017.; Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives: Memory in Memoir and Fiction, Lexington Books 2016; The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow. Ed. Victoria Aarons. Cambridge UP, 2017.; Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture. Co-edited with Phyllis Lassner, 2020.; Holocaust Graphic Narratives: Generation, Trauma, and Memory. Rutgers University Press, 2019.; The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction. Edited by Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner.; A Measure of Memory: Storytelling and Identity in American Jewish Fiction.

    • American Jewish & Holocaust Studies
    • American Jewish & Holocaust Studies
    • Piper Professor Award for Outstanding Scholarly and Academic Achievement
    • Z. T. Scott Faculty Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Advising
    • Chair, Holocaust Education Committee, Jewish Federation of San Antonio
    • Member, Holocaust Memorial Museum of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio Commission