Dr Felsenstein Exhibition Reception Calendar Image
Start: December 8, 2022 4:30 p.m.
End: December 8, 2022 6:30 p.m.
Location: Bracken Library, 2 West
Contact Details
Sarah Allison

A reception for the exhibition will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 4:30-6:30 PM outside the Archives and Special Collection on Bracken 2 West. Dr. Felsenstein will give brief remarks at 5:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.

This Fall, University Libraries Archives and Special Collections unveiled a new exhibit highlighting the scholarship of Professor Emeritus of English, Dr. Frank Felsenstein. Focusing on Dr. Felsenstein’s scholarship on the manifestation of stereotypes and prejudice in historical literature, along with material from courses that he taught, the exhibit also showcases examples from his rare book collection. The content in the exhibit highlights a small portion of his manuscript and rare book collection, which was donated to University Libraries Archives and Special Collections in 2018 and 2019. 


Dr. Frank Felsenstein was The Reed D. Voran Honors Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors College at Ball State University, and a Professor of English from 2002 to 2017. He is the author of Anti-Semitic Stereotypes (1995) and English Trader, Indian Maid (1999).  While at Ball State University, he was the co-director of the What Middletown Read Project, and co-author of the book What Middletown Read (2015). He also taught a series of courses in both the English Department and the Honors College, including the History of the Book and Remembering the Holocaust. Prior to working at Ball State, Dr. Felsenstein taught at the University of Leeds in England and Yeshiva University in New York. Dr. Felsenstein’s continuing research is based on the refugee experience of his parents, who fled Nazi Germany in the late 1930s. 


The exhibit is located on the 2nd floor west of Bracken Library. It will run through Summer of 2023.