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Michal Arbell teaches modern Hebrew prose in the Literature Department at Tel Aviv University. Her first book, Written on the Dog’s Skin (2004) offers a wide-ranging analysis of the concepts of creativity and art in the writing of S. Y. Agnon. Her current research focuses on the crisis of heresy and faith in Hebrew prose in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Uri Cohen recently transferred from Columbia University to Tel Aviv University, where he teaches literature. He is the author of Survival: Senses of Death between the World Wars in Italy and Palestine (2007) and Reading Orly Castel-Bloom (2011), in addition to a novel and a documentary film.

Mikhal Dekel is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at the City College of the City University of New York. She is the author of The Universal Jew: Masculinity, Modernity and the Zionist Moment (2010) and Ha-zionut ve-huladetah me-hadash shel hatragediyah (forthcoming).

Sidra Dekoven Ezrahi is professor of comparative literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is author of By Words Alone: The Holocaust in Literature (1980) and Booking Passage: Exile and Home-coming in the Modern Jewish Imagination (2000). In 2007, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her current project, “Jerusalem and the Poetics of Return.”

Amir Eshel is the Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies and Director of the Europe Center at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is the author of Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past (2012) and Zeit der Zäsur: Jüdische Lyriker im Angesicht der Shoah (1999).

Michael Gluzman is the head of the Laura Schwartz Kipp Center for Hebrew Literature and Culture at Tel Aviv University. Among his publications is The Politics of Canonicity: Lines of Resistance in Modernist Hebrew Poetry (2004). He is currently writing a book on state-hood-generation poetry. [End Page 225]

Todd Hasak-Lowy holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Here and Now: History, Nationalism, and Realism in Modern Hebrew Fiction (2008). He is also the author of a short-story collection and two novels. He currently lives in Evanston, Illinois, where he writes, teaches, and translates.

Hannan Hever teaches in the Department of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a Senior Fellow at the Jerusalem Van Leer Institute. Among his books are El ha-hof ha-mekuveh: Ha-yam ba-tarbut ha-ʻivrit uva-sifrut ha-ʻivrit ha-modernit (2007) and Me-reshit: Shalosh masot ʻal shirah ʻivrit yelidit (2008).

Gil Hochberg is an associate professor of comparative literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her book, In Spite of Partition: Jews, Arabs, and the Limits of Separatist Imagination (2007), examines the complex relationship between the signifiers “Arab” and “Jew.”

Renana Keydar is a graduate student in comparative literature and the recipient of the Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship. She holds an LLB from Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and served as an advocate in the Israeli Ministry of Justice.

Chana Kronfeld is professor of Hebrew, Yiddish, and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She is co-translator (with Chana Bloch) of Yehuda Amichai’s Open Closed Open (2000) and of Hovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch (2009).

Lital Levy is assistant professor of comparative literature at Princeton University, where she specializes in modern Hebrew and Arabic literature. She is currently completing a book on the poetics and politics of Arabic and Hebrew in the literature of Israel/Palestine.

Shaul Setter is a postdoctoral fellow at the Minerva Humanities Center at Tel Aviv University. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the Univerity of California, Berkeley. His dissertation explores the textual constitution of nonnationalist, anti-historicist, and resistant collective formations in works written in and about Israel/Palestine.

Vered Karti Shemtov is the Eva Chernov Lokey Senior Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Middle Eastern Program at Stanford University. Her recent publications include [End Page 226] Changing Rhythms: Towards a Theory of Prosody in Cultural Context (2012) and “Hebrew Poetry...


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