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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Jerusalem, 91905


Galia Benziman

Galia Benziman
BA advisor

Galia Benziman is an Alon Fellow (2011-2014) and Associate Professor 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. She has published two books: Narratives of Child Neglect in Romantic and Victorian Culture (2012, Palgrave Macmillan) and Thomas Hardy's Elegiac Prose and Poetry: Codes of Bereavement (2018, Palgrave Macmillan). Her essays appeared in Dickens Studies AnnualStudies in the Novel, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of IdeasThe Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens, and other platforms.

Louise Bethlehem

Louise Bethlehem


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). In December 2013, she was awarded a prestigious European Research Council Consolidators Grant for a five-year project entitled “Apartheid—The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation 1948-1990.” In recognition of the importance of her research, she was appointed to Academia-Net: an Expert Database of Outstanding Female Scholars and Scientists, with the participation of 47 European science and research organisations. 

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Ruben Borg


Ruben Borg (Chair) is an Alon Fellow (2008-2011) and Associate Professor in English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published numerous articles on modernism and has contributed chapters to collaborative volumes on Deleuze and Literature, on Deleuze and Beckett, and on Posthumanism. Ruben 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 (2019). He has co-edited two books on Flann O'Brien: Flann O’Brien: Contesting Legacies (listed in The Irish Times top 10 non-fiction books of 2014), and Flann O'Brien: Problems with Authority (2017). 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.

Yael Levin

Yael Levin


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. She is author of Tracing the Aesthetic Principle in Conrad's Novels and articles on modernism, postmodernism, narratology and subjectivity in Partial Answers, Conradiana, The Conradian, Twentieth Century Literature, Journal of Modern Literature, Journal of Beckett Studies and a number of edited collections. She is currently working on a second monograph titled Joseph Conrad 2.0: Slow Modernisms.

Nuria Levy

Nuria Levy

Nuria Levy teaches language and writing skills in the English Department at the Hebrew University. Her current research is focused on female reading in Jane Austen’s novels. 
Naomi Mandel

Naomi Mandel

Naomi Mandel’s research focuses on contemporary literature and critical theory, with particular interests in the aesthetics and ethics of violence. She was Professor of English and Film/Media at the University of Rhode Island before joining the faculty at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2018. She is the author of Against the Unspeakable: Complicity, the Holocaust, and Slavery in America (University of Virginia Press, 2006) and Disappear Here: Violence after Generation X (Ohio State UP, 2015), and has published three volumes of edited essays, including Bret Easton Ellis (Continuum, 2010) and Novels of the Contemporary Extreme (co-edited with Alain-Philippe Durand; Continuum, 2006). Her work on Slavery, the Holocaust, and the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 has appeared in Modern Fiction StudiesNovel: A Forum on FictionDialectical Anthropology, and boundary 2. Current research focuses on the visual and literary culture of the digital revolution and the Information Age.

Leona Toker

Leona Toker


Leona Toker is Professor Emerita 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), Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps: An Intercontextual Reading (2019), 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 Institute for Literatures of the Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University. Her current research deals with narratological issues and with Vladimir Nabokov’s midlife works.

Eynel Wardi

Eynel Wardi


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.”


Ruben Weiss

Ruben Weiss teaches language and writing skills in the English Department at the Hebrew University. He is also an Associate Editor of Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas. His current research revolves around the question of identity in espionage fiction.


Shira Wolosky


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); The Riddles of Harry Potter (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010), 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.
Her awards and research appointments include a Fulbright Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Tikvah Fellowship at NYU Law School, and a Drue Heinz Visiting Professorship at Oxford. She was also a Fellow at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies,
 at the Katz Center at the University of Pennsylvania, and at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute. She is currently working on a book on Jewish Thought and Postmodern Theory, with special focus on Emmanuel Levinas.

Tzachi Zamir

Tzachi Zamir



Tzachi Zamir is a philosopher and a literary critic (Prof. English & Comp. Lit) and currently directs the Amirim Honors Program at the Hebrew University. He is the author of Double Vision: Moral Philosophy and Shakespearean Drama (Princeton, 2006), Ethics and the Beast (Princeton, 2007), Acts: Theater, Philosophy and the Performing Self (The University of Michigan Press 2015), and Ascent: Philosophy and Paradise Lost (Oxford, 2017). He is also the editor of Shakespeare's Hamlet: Philosophical Perspectives (Oxford, 2017).