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 Studies, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Dialectical Anthropology, and boundary 2. Current research focuses on the visual and literary culture of the digital revolution and the Information Age.