Lawrence L. Langer is Alumnae Chair Professor of English (Emeritus), Simmons College, Boston. A Harvard University graduate, Professor Langer is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading scholars of Holocaust literature and remembrance. His book The Holocaust and the Literary Imagination (1975) broke new ground at the time of its publication and Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory (1991) was named one of the ten best books of the year by the editors of the New York Times Book Review. Professor Langer was the 1996–1997 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He published Preempting the Holocaust with Yale University Press in 1998.