Research areas: Modern Hebrew Language and Literature; Fiction of S. Y. Agnon; American experience of Jews and Hebrew writers; Hebrew poetry.

Although I plan to return some day to Agnon’s fiction, I am currently interested in the American experience of Jews and Hebrew writers in particular. Once my study on Hebrew literature’s representation of America’s minorities is published, I plan to pursue other issues that involved Hebrew literature in America, historical events and literary influences. My encounter with American Hebrew literature has also focused my interests more on Hebrew poetry, and I am interested how the poets in America differed from their fellows in other locations.

Language Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies
DHL, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1979
MA, City University of New York, Modern Hebrew Literature, 1971
BA, City University of New York, 1969
british isles israel area studies (arts or humanities) literary criticism