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The English Department
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tel : +97225883581
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Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, 91905

Faculty

Louise Bethlehem

Louise Bethlehem

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Louise Bethlehem is Senior Lecturer 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). 

Ruben Borg

Ruben Borg

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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 LiteratureModern Fiction StudiesPoetics TodayJoyce Studies AnnualPartial Answers and Narrative. He has also contributed chapters to collaborative volumes on Deleuze and Literature, on Deleuze and Beckett, and on Posthumanism. He is the author of The Measureless Time of Joyce, Deleuze and Derrida, and co-editor, with Paul Fagan and Werner Huber, of Flann O’Brien: Contesting Legacies (listed in The Irish Times top 10 non-fiction books of 2014). 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.

Chaya Fischer

Chaya Fischer

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Chaya Fischer (BA Advisor) 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.

Yael Levin

Yael Levin

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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 Novels was 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 in Journal 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.

Key words: 

Joseph Conrad, Poststructuralism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Narratology, Subjectivity, Creative Agency, Critical Theory, The Interruption of Writing.

Leona Toker

Leona Toker

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Leona Toker is Professor of English Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures (1989), Eloquent Reticence: Withholding Information in Fictional Narrative (1993), Return from the Archipelago: Narratives of Gulag Survivors (2000), Towards the Ethics of Form in Fiction: Narratives of Cultural Remission (2010), and articles on English, American, and Russian writers. She is Editor of Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, a semiannual refereed academic periodical sponsored by the School of Literatures of the Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University.

Eynel Wardi

Eynel Wardi

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Eynel Wardi is 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

Jon Whitman

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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

Shira Wolosky

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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.

Tzachi Zamir

Tzachi Zamir

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Tzachi Zamir is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of Double Vision: Moral Philosophy and Shakespearean Drama (Princeton, 2006), Ethics and the Beast (Princeton, 2007), and Acts: Theater, Philosophy and the Performing Self (The University of Michigan Press 2015). He has published essays on the subject of human-animal relations, on philosophical dimensions of acting and self-staging, on philosophical readings of Shakespeare, and, more broadly, on the philosophy of literature. He is currently writing a book on philosophy and Milton’s Paradise Lost. Two essays from that project can be read in Milton Studies (forthcoming), and in the recent The Philosophy of Poetryedited by John Gibson for Oxford University Press.