Karin Berkman

Dr. Karin Berkman

Karin Berkman

Karin Berkman was born in South Africa and immigrated to Israel in 1986. She completed her Masters degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She has recently completed a doctoral dissertation on the poetics of memory in the poetry of Seamus Heaney in the English department at the Hebrew University and will take up a position as a post- doctoral researcher in the Apartheid Stops project. She will be researching the notion of exile in the poetry of five South African poets; Dennis Brutus, Keroapetse Kgotsitsile, Mazisi Kunene, Mongane Serote, Arthur Nortje and Breyten Breytenbach.