Reut Barzilai teaches language skills in the English Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is also a teaching fellow at the University of Haifa, where she teaches a course on Shakespeare and feminism. She holds a Ph.D from the Hebrew University (2016), and her dissertation, which she is now turning into a book, explores the complex interactions between early modern English antitheatricalism and Shakespeare’s representations of theater. She is currently writing study guides on William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Hamlet for the Open University, and an article on the history of Hamlet on the Israeli stage.
Galia Benziman is an Alon Fellow (2011-2014) and Senior Lecturer in English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on British literature of the long nineteenth century; in particular, on Dickens, Hardy, the history of childhood, and the Elegy. Her first book, Narratives of Child Neglect in Romantic and Victorian Culture, was published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. Her second book, Codes of Bereavement: Thomas Hardy’s Elegiac Poetry and Prose, will appear in 2018 (Palgrave Macmillan). She has published essays in Dickens Studies Annual, Studies in the Novel, Women’s Studies, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, Victorian Literature and Culture (forthcoming), The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens (forthcoming), and other platforms. Read more about Galia Benziman
Louise Bethlehem is Associate Professor in the English Department and the former Chair of the Program in Cultural Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her book, Skin Tight: Apartheid Literary Culture and its Aftermath (Unisa Press, Brill 2006), was published in Hebrew translation by Resling in 2011. She has co-edited six volumes in the field of South African literature, African Studies and Cultural Studies, including South Africa in the Global Imaginary, co-edited with Leon de Kock and Sonja Laden (Unisa, 2004); Violence & Non-Violence in Africa, co-edited with Pal Ahluwalia and Ruth Ginio (Routledge, 2007); and Rethinking Labour in Africa, Past and Present co-edited with Lynn Schler and Galia Sabar (Routledge, 2010). Read more about Louise Bethlehem
Ruben Borg (Chair) is an Alon Fellow (2008-2011) and a Senior Lecturer in English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His articles on modernism have appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Poetics Today, Joyce Studies Annual, Partial Answers, Humanities and Narrative. He has also contributed chapters to collaborative volumes on Deleuze and Literature, on Deleuze and Beckett, and on Posthumanism. He has co-edited two books on Flann O'Brien: Flann O'Brien: Problems with Authority and Flann O’Brien: Contesting Legacies (listed in TheIrish Times top 10 non-fiction books of 2014); and is the author of The Measureless Time of Joyce, Deleuze and Derrida(2007), and of Fantasies of Self-Mourning: Modernism, the Posthuman and the Finite (forthcoming, 2018). His research interests include Irish Modernism (especially James Joyce), twentieth-century philosophy (especially the work of Gilles Deleuze), and the influence of Dante on modernist writers. Read more about Ruben Borg
Chaya Fischer teaches language and writing skills in the English Department at the Hebrew University. Her work includes developing innovative curriculum for academic reading and writing courses based on her background in Cognitive Science. She is an Associate Editor ofPartial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas.Read more about Chaya Fischer
Yael Levin(MA Advisor) is a Senior Lecturer in English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her book,Tracing the Aesthetic Principle in Conrad´s Novelswas published in 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan. Research on Conrad and other writers (including John Banville, Samuel Beckett, Herman Melville, Henry James and J.M. Coetzee) has been published in a number of journals and volumes including The Conradian, Conradiana, Partial Answers, Twentieth-Century Literature, and is forthcoming inJournal of Modern Literature. In progress is a book project titled,The Interruption of Writing: The Plight of the Writing Subject from Porlock to the Digital and a second monograph on Joseph Conrad's unique modernist idiom.
Joseph Conrad, Poststructuralism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Narratology, Subjectivity, Creative Agency, Critical Theory, The Interruption of Writing.
Miriam Poupko teaches language and writing skills in the English Department at the Hebrew University. She also teaches and develops curricula for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses in the Israeli tertiary education system.
Eynel Wardiis a Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Once Below a Time: Dylan Thomas, Julia Kristeva, and Other Speaking Subjects (2000), and of several articles on Gerard Manley Hopkins. Her current research interests include “the experience of space in literature” and the theme of “poetic fascination.”
Jon Whitman is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where for many years he also directed the Center for Literary Studies. His research explores the interaction of intellectual and imaginative changes from antiquity to the modern period. He is the author of Allegory: The Dynamics of an Ancient and Medieval Technique (co-published by Oxford University Press and Harvard University Press in 1987) and the editor of two collective studies: Interpretation and Allegory: Antiquity to the Modern Period (published by Brill in 2000) and Romance and History: Imagining Time from the Medieval to the Early Modern Period (published by Cambridge University Press in 2015). With the support of a grant from the Israel Science Foundation he is currently conducting a multiyear research project entitled “The Literal Sense: Scriptural Interpretation, Poetics, and Historical Change.”
Shira Wolosky received her B.A. from Brown University (summa, Phi Beta Kappa) and her Ph.D. with distinction from Princeton University in Comparative Literature in 1981.She was an Associate Professor of English at Yale University before moving to the Hebrew University in 1985, where she is Professor of English and American Studies. Her books include Emily Dickinson: A Voice of War (Yale UP, 1984); Language Mysticism: The Negative Way of Language (Stanford UP, 1994); The Art of Poetry (Oxford UP, 2002); “Nineteenth Century American Poetry,” the Cambridge History of American Literature IV (2004); Defending Identity with Natan Sharansky, (Public Affairs, 2008); Poetry and Public Discourse in Nineteenth-Century America, (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010); Feminist Theory Across Disciplines (Routledge, 2013), as well as other writings on literature, religion, and contemporary theory.Read more about Shira Wolosky