Diane Lichtenstein

Diane Lichtenstein is professor of English at Beloit College. She earned her B.A. from Brown University and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Writing Their Nations: The Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Jewish Women Writers.

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Rebekah Gumpert Hyneman

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Diane Lichtenstein." (Viewed on October 15, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/lichtenstein-diane>.

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