The English Department
Faculty of the Humanities email: email@example.com
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Office Tel. 00-972-25883682
Mount Scopus, Jerusalem Room #7826
2000-2003 Ph.D. in English Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London: “The Otherwise Present: a Study of Four Conrad Novels.” Thesis supervised by department head, Prof. Robert Hampson.
1998-2000 M.A. in English Literature with distinction at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Thesis supervised by department head, Prof. Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan.
1995-1998 B.A. in Psychology and in English Literature at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
2014–present Senior Lecturer at the English Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
2011-2015 Associate Professor at the department of Culture and Literature, the University of Tromsø, Norway.
2004-2011 Teaching Fellow at the English Department and the School of Literatures the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2008-2011 Pedagogical Advisor and English teacher at Eteacher, an online language school.
2006 Public lecture on “Jane Austen: a Twenty-First Century Phenomenon” at Lev-Smadar Theater, Jerusalem.
2003 Research Assitant for Dr. Yochai Oppenheimer, Department of Hebrew Literature, Tel Aviv University.
2002 Teacher of English as a foreign language at ISIS, Royal Holloway.
1993-2000 Translation and editing of Hebrew and English texts in archaeology, drama, art history, Islamic studies, philosophy and economics.
Hebrew Proficient in reading, writing and speech.
English Proficient in reading, writing and speech.
Norwegian Proficient in reading and comprehension.
French Proficient in reading and comprehension.
9/2015 “Who Hobbles after the Subject: Parables of Writing in Molloy and The Third Policeman.” The III International Flann O’Brien Conference. Charles University, Prague.
3/2015 “Slow Men: Paraplegic Interventions in the Modernist Quest.” Literary Journeys: A School of Literatures Conference, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
7/2014 “Conrad´s Language of Passivity: Unmoving Towards Late Modernism” International Conrad Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury.
5/2014 “Bordering the Subject: Conrad´s Diegetic Insistence.” International Seminar on Liminality and Text 7: Genres, Media and the Liminal. Arctic University of Norway, UiT, Tromsø.
8/2013 “Masters of Disinterest: Everything You Wanted to Know about Conrad´s Victory but Were Afraid to Ask James.” International Conrad Conference, Roma Tre, Rome.
9/2012 "Survival of the Fittest: Metalepsis and the Author Figure in Postmodern Fiction." International Border Poetics Conference. The University of Tromsø, Norway.
7/2012 “Make Love not War: Covert Modernisms in Joseph Conrad´s The Rescue.” International Joseph Conrad conference, Bath, UK.
6/2012 “Make Love not War: Covert Modernisms in Joseph Conrad’s The Rescue.” International Conference on Love, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
10/2011 “Toward a Posthuman Aesthetic” The Future of Humanity: Post-humanism and Trans-humanism. International Conference at the Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.
6/2011 “The Interruption of Writing in Molloy: Sunday Visits from Porlock.” Out of the Archive, International Beckett Conference in York, England.
1/2010 “The Interruption of Writing: Uncanny Intertextuality in Under Western Eyes.” The International Conrad Conference, “Conrad Under California Skies,” Chapman University, California.
12/2009 “Conrad and the Uncanny.” Organizer and chair of the American Society Conrad panel at the MLA International Convention in Philadelphia.
5/2009 “Russian Ghosts of our Fathers: Theorizing an Intertextual Uncanny in Under Western Eyes.” Guest lecturer at the Comparative Literature departmental seminar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
8/2007 “A Spectral Temporality: History as Perpetual Return in Nostromo” and “’Water, Water, Everywhere’: Vertiginous Inter-subjectivity in Conrad and Melville.” Hearts of Darkness: Melville and Conrad in the Space of World Culture in Szczecin, Poland.
2/2006 “Intertextuality in the Hermeneutic Circle: A Case Study of John Banville’s Mefisto.” Interdisciplinary Conference on “Meaning” at Haifa University.
12/2005 “Napoleonic Omnipresence in Suspense.” The Annual MLA convention in Washington D.C.
7/2005 “The Moral Ambiguity of Conrad’s Poetics: Transgressive Secret Sharing in Lord Jim and Under Western Eyes.” The International Conrad Conference in Amsterdam.
4/2004 “Pompeii: A Paradigm of Disappearance.” Guest speaker at the Ben-Gurion University Staff Seminar.
7/2002 “A Haunting Heroine: The Dictates of an ‘Irrealizable Desire.’ The International Conrad Conference in London.
2014 Encode: Engaging Conflicts in a Digital Era. Tromsø-Jerusalem
2011-2014 Borders Aesthetic group. Arctic University of Norway, UiT.
8/2010 Attending faculty at the “Dickens Universe,” University of California, Santa Cruz.
2010-2011 “Fictions of God and Time in a Posthuman Age”: a year-long research project at the Van-Leer Institute in Jerusalem.
2011-present: Courses Taught:
Landmarks of Criticism: From Plato to Neitzsche
The 20th Century English and American Novel
Modernism: Joseph Conrad
Villains in English Literature
Introduction to Narrative
Villains in English Literature
Narrative Strategies in Modern Fiction – Joseph Conrad
The Nineteenth Century Novel
Introduction to Literary and Cultural Criticism
Writer’s Block: From the Romantics to the Digital Age
2014-present: The English Department M.A. Advisor.
2011-present: Thesis Supervision:
M.A. thesis supervision at Uit and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Doctoral supervision at UiT.
2011-present: Evaluation Committees:
Served as external and internal examiner for MA theses at UiT, UiO, NTNU.
Serving on the Follow-up Committees for Ph.D. candidates at the Hebrew University.
2015 ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews (Routledge).
2014 Modernism/Modernity (The Johns Hopkins University Press).
2010-15 Conradiana (Texas-Tech University Press).
2008-9 Partial Answers (The Johns Hopkins University Press).
Additional Academic Activities
2014 UiT representative in the Norwegian researcher training school ”Text Image Sound Space (TBLR), an inter-university research training school for PhD students in the humanities and social societies across Norway.
2014 Organizer of a Ph.D. course on “Cosmopolitanism” in the Franco-Norwegian Center in Paris.
2013-14 Fagkontakt´- Coordinator of the English Literature Section at the Institute of Culture and Literature.
2012 Public lecture at the Tromsø cinematheque, “Verdensteatret” – “Metalepsis in Stranger than Fiction: An Introduction to the Marc Forster Film.”
2003-4 Served on English Department student-staff committee at the Hebrew University.
2012-13 Recipient of the Humanities faculty´s likestillingsmidler (funds for promoting gender equality in research).
2012-13 Recipient of opprykksprosjekt (funds for supporting associate professors´ promotion to full professor) at the Institute of Culture and Literature.
12/2008 Honourable mention by the Joseph Conrad Society of America for my book, Tracing the Aesthetic Principle in Conrad’s Novels (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
12/2005 The Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award; awarded by the Joseph Conrad Society of America.
7/2005 Travel Bursary awarded by the Joseph Conrad Society (U.K.) toward attending the Conrad conference in Amsterdam.
2001-2003 ORS – Overseas Research Scholarship (U.K.).
2000-2003 Royal Holloway College Studentship (U.K.).
Membership in Academic Organisations
The Joseph Conrad Society of America
The Joseph Conrad Society, UK
Modern Language Association (past)
2014 Orientation for new lecturers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2008 Online teaching and the virtual classroom – eteacher.
2004 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Highlearn, skills in computerized teaching.
2002 Trinity College, London: TOEFL certificate.
2001 Royal Holloway, University of London: certificate in teaching in higher education.