2010-15 PhD. Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, July 2015, English Literature.
Thesis title: “The Posthumous Life of the Author in Philip Roth, Margaret Atwood, and Nicole Krauss”
2009-10 Exchange program. York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. English Literature.
2007-10 M.A, Magna Cum Laude. Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, January 2010 in English Literature. Thesis title: “Fantasies of Authorship in Philip Roth’s The Ghost Writer.”
2003-7 B.A, Magna Cum Laude. Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, May 2007, double major in English Literature and Sociology & Anthropology.
Starting 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität. Berlin Germany.
2015-16 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Literature, Language and the Arts, The Open University of Israel.
Papers in Refereed Journals
“A Course in Ghost Writing: Philip Roth, Authorship, and Death.” Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate. [Forthcoming]
“Sayed Kashua’s Complaint against Philip Roth: Authorial Networking between East Jerusalem and Manhattan’s Upper West Side.” Studies in American Jewish Literature [forthcoming Spring, 2017]
“The Wolf Man’s Novel.” American Imago 69.4 (2012):559–78.
Selected non-academic publications
“Bloom in Autumn.” Rev. of The Humbling, by Philip Roth, trans. Amir Zuckerman. Ha’aretz Sfarim 13 Nov 2013: 6.[Hebrew]
“Verfasser seines eigenen Nachrufs: Philip Roth setzt sich zur Ruhe” [Author of his own Obituary: Philip Roth Retires”]. IN: Jüdischer Almanach, Alter, Jüdischer Verlag im Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin; Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem, 2013. 156-62. Translation: Elizabeth Thielicke.
“Is Roth Really Done?” Tablet Magazine. 13 Nov. 2012. Web.
“Freud in One Hand, Alex in the Other.” Rev. of Portnoy’s Complaint, by Philip Roth, trans. Asaf Gavron. Haaretz: Tarbut ve Safrot 5 March 2010: 1. [Hebrew]
“The Most Maligned Mother since Medea [The Jewish Mother in Philip Roth’s Novels].” Davka: Yiddish Country and its Culture 6(2009):16-17. [Hebrew]
“Wedding/Contract.” Panim 60 (Jan 2013): 48-54. [Hebrew]
Fellowships and Awards
2016 Minerva Fellowship for two years at the Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität. Berlin Germany.
2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Outstanding Scholars, The Open University of Israel. [declined]
2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Outstanding Scholars, The Open University of Israel.
2015 Erasmus EMAIL European Union six month Post-Doctoral Fellowship in KU Leuven, Belgium. (Declined)
2015 Erasmus EDEN European Union six month Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Declined).
2013 Moshe Davis Prize for a paper on Jewish-American subjects (for a chapter out of the dissertation).
2011 Dr. Gisela Gross and Edward Gross Doctoral Fellowship
2010 President’s Doctoral Fellowship, Hebrew University (a four year fellowship)
2009 Peter Lougheed Graduate Fellowship in Canadian Studies
2009 Moshe Davis Prize for a paper on Jewish-American subjects (for MA thesis).
2009 Accepted, foreign exchange program at York University, Toronto, Canada.
2008 and 2009 Annenberg Foundation scholarship in American Studies
2007 Graduate student representative, Dickens Universe, University of California, Santa Cruz. Prize for best English department MA paper.
2007 Outstanding MA student, faculty of humanities (a two year fellowship).
2004, 2005 and 2006 Dean’s List, Faculty of Humanities, Hebrew University.
2014 Support for research from The Minerva Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of the End of Life, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
2010 Support for symposium organized by Hebrew University graduate students (with Jonathan Stavsky)
“The Author as Failed Medium in Margaret Atwood and Philip Roth.” Department of Foreign Literature and Linguistics Staff Seminar, Ben Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, January 18th, 2016.
“The Author’s Posthumous Life and Philip Roth’s The Ghost Writer.” Department of English Staff Seminar. University of Haifa, June 28th, 2014.
“The Author’s Posthumous Life: Margaret Atwood’s Lady Oracle and Philip Roth’s The Ghost Writer.” American Studies Forum, Tel Aviv University. February 17th, 2014.
“Rewriting Portnoy’s Complaint in Roth’s Late Fiction.” Philip Roth at 80: Reading Nemesis. Tel Aviv University, April 22nd, 2013.
Panels and Symposia Organized
“Hebrew Literature’s American Itineraries” 5th Annual Conference on Israel Studies: 'Rethinking Israel: Borders, Boundaries and Cultures. SOAS, University of London. 4-6 September, 2016.
“Education and Miseducation: Graduate Symposium on Literature in the English Language.” 9 January, 2014. (with others)
“Concepts of Authorship: Israeli PhD Symposium on Literature in the English Language.” 1 March 2011. (with Jonathan Stavsky)
Papers in International Conferences
“The Methods of Literary Authority: Coetzee and Foer on Animal Rights” Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. “Form and the Public Intellectual.” Philadelphia, 5–8 January, 2017.
“The Nonchalant Child Refugee: The Anti-Sensationalism of Lore Segal’s Other People’s Houses.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention. “Fear, Flight, Form: Agency and Refugee Life Writing.” Philadelphia, 5–8 January, 2017.
“The 15 Second Rule: The Writer and the Uberization of Work.”Fictions of Management, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, 8-10 December, 2016.
“Roth and Appelfeld, Englander and Keret: American Jewish Writers Associating with Israeli Writers.” 5th Annual Conference on Israel Studies: 'Rethinking Israel: Borders, Boundaries and Cultures. “Hebrew Literature’s American Itineraries.”SOAS, University of London. 4-6 September, 2016.
“Moving World Literature: Anton Shammas’s Arabesques between Iowa and the Galilee.” International Graduate Conference 2016 Flows and Undercurrents - Dimensions of (Im)mobility in North America. June 2-4, 2016. John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
“Nicole Krauss’s The History of Love: Obituaries, Disaster, and Literary Authority.” The Flaming Apple: Aesthetics Post 9/11. University of Haifa. 12-13 May, 2013.
“Kashua’s Complaint: Arab Minority Writing in Israel.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention: “Jewish-American Literature Goes Global,” Boston, 3–6 January, 2013.
“In Loving Defense of the Dead Author: Henry James’s ‘The Aspern Papers’ and Philip Roth’s The Counterlife.” The Novel and Theories of Love. Hebrew University,June 18-20, 2012.
“Learning from Spirits: Philip Roth’s The Ghost Writer and Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.” Dickens, Victorian Fiction, Uneasy Pleasures. Hebrew University, (Co-Sponsored by the Dickens Project of the University of California, Santa Cruz). June 14-18, 2009.
Campus Talks and Papers in Student Conferences
“Age and Authority in Philip Roth and Nicole Krauss.” Department of Literature, Language and the Arts, Open University of Israel Seminar, June 8th, 2016. [Hebrew]
“Networked Identities: The Case of Philip Roth in Israel.” Cultural Studies Program Seminar, Open University of Israel. April 4th, 2016. [Hebrew]
“Kashua’s Complaint: The Use of Philip Roth for an Israeli-Arab Writer.” Us/Them: Israeli Graduate Symposium for American Studies. Tel Aviv University, June 9, 2013.
“Authorial Image Management: Fiction as Public Relations.” The Horizon of Reception Studies: Literature and Beyond: Graduate Research Symposium, Ben Gurion University, June 12.
“Locating the Dead: Philip Roth’s The Prague Orgy.” President Fellows Conference. Hebrew University, June 3-4, 2012. [Hebrew]
“Absence and Literary Authority: Philip Roth's The Ghost Writer and Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology.” English Department Graduate Student Symposium, Hebrew University, May 8, 2012.
“Speaker for the Dead: Personal Trauma as a Source for Literary Authority in Margaret Atwood’s Lady Oracle.” Trauma, Memory, and Literature, School of Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Hebrew University, May, 22-24, 2011 .[Hebrew]
“Philip Roth and the Dead Jewish Author.” Ninth Annual Graduate Conference of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies. Hebrew University, March, 23-4, 2011. [Hebrew]
Respondent for: Susan Manning, “Did Human Character Change? Women and Fiction before Virginia Woolf.” Hebrew University, March 16, 2011.
“The Wolf Man’s Novel Desire.” English Department Graduate Student Symposium. Hebrew University. March 17, 2009.
“The Leech-Gatherer's Cure: Mikhail Bakhtin's Grotesque World in William Wordsworth's ‘Resolution and Independence.’” English Department Graduate Student Symposium. Hebrew University. March 27, 2007.
The Open University of Israel
Literature and the World (BA seminar paper adviser: 2015-16)
Seminar Hakibutzim Teachers’ College: Dept. of English and Dept. of English for Academic Purposes
American Literature (third year lecture; spring semester 2015)
Youth and Literature (seminar; spring semester 2015)
Introduction to Drama (first year lecture; fall semester, 2014-15)
Advanced Level English for Academic Purposes (small class; fall and spring 2014-15)
Hebrew University, Dept. of English
American Literature and Culture (second year lecture: spring semesters, 2011-2014)
Introduction to Fiction (tutorial: fall semester, 2007-2009)
Katedera Amamit Adult Education Center, Rehovot, Israel
American Literature from the Civil War to the Progressive Era (2016)
Henry James and Philip Roth (2015)
American Literature before the Civil War (2015)
The American Short Story, 1950-2010 (2014)