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Shuli Barzilai

Shuli Barzilai

Shuli Barzilai is Professor of English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her books include Lacan and the Matter of Origins (Stanford UP, 1999), a study of the development of Jacques Lacan’s thinking about the mother’s role in psychical formation, and Tales of Bluebeard and His Wives from Late Antiquity to Postmodern Times (Routledge, 2009) in which she traces how the Bluebeard story is retold from the situated perspectives of writers such as Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Angela Carter, and Margaret Atwood. Her essay

Isaac Benabu

Isaac Benabu

Isaac Benabu is Professor in Theatre Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His interest in Renaissance Drama in general and in Shakespeare in particular has led him over the last few years to an investigation of the problematics of reading the play-text from a theatrical vantage-point, and to do so he has drawn on the debates surrounding Reception Theory and Reader Response Theory.
Until recently, approaches to the analysis of theatre were based on critical models devised for the understanding of prose-fiction, where the aesthetic effect of the work is contained within the perimeter of an individuated reader reaction. Theatre, on the other hand, aims not at the private reader’s “confessional” but at the communal effect upon and reaction of an audience, and any academic study of the subject should acknowledge the difference in aim.

Sanford Budick

Sanford Budick

Sanford Budick  received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1963 and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1966. Before being appointed Professor of English at The Hebrew University he was Professor of English at Cornell University. At The Hebrew University he served twice as chair of the English department, was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, and was founding-director (1980-2000) of the Center for Literary Studies. He is the recipient of Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships. He has written books on Dryden, on eighteenth-century poetry, on Milton, on Kant’s relation to Milton, and on the Western theory of tradition.

Judy Levy

Judy Levy

Judith Levy is Senior Teacher (retired) in the Dept. of English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of V. S. Naipaul: Displacement and Autobiography (Garland Press, 1995; reissued by Routledge, 2016), and articles on Jane Austen, E. M. Forster, Nadine Gordimer, Christa Wolf and collective memory, among others. Her current research interests include Thomas Hardy, in particular The Mayor of Casterbridge, psychoanalysis and literature, and modernism.