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Shai Ginsburg

Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
John Hope Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27708-0414
Office hours Thursday 9:30-11:30 &
Friday 11:30-1:30
Or By Appointment  

Selected Publications


IMAGE, WORD, LAND

Journal Article Hebrew Studies · January 1, 2023 Full text Cite

From Here to Elsewhere and Back in Israeli-Hebrew Children’s Literature

Chapter · October 1, 2020 As fresh creative voices and multiple languages vied for recognition, diversity replaced consensus. Genres once accorded lower status—such as the graphic novel and science fiction—gained readership and positive critical notice. ... Cite

Hebrew Literary Thought

Journal Article Mikan · April 2020 Link to item Cite

Introduction

Journal Article Mikan · April 2020 Link to item Cite

Rereading Hebrew Speech

Journal Article Mikan · April 2020 Cite

Jews and the ends of theory

Book · December 4, 2018 Theory, as it's happened across the humanities, has often been coded as "Jewish." This collection of essays seeks to move past explanations for this understanding that rely on the self-evident (the historical centrality of Jews to the rise of Critical Theo ... Cite

Jews, Theory, and Ends

Chapter · 2018 Cite

Pessah Ginsburg: Two Letters (Christiania 1917; London 1918)

Journal Article Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature · 2017 Cite

Paul de Man’s Death Mask

Journal Article Mikan · 2016 Featured Publication This essay presents a close reading of Paul de Man’s seminal essay, Autobiography as Defacement. It seeks to uncover the unsettling effect de Man finds in autobiography by paying close attention to the images of the suffering human body and ... Cite

Autobiography as De-Facement

Journal Article Miakn · 2016 Cite

Alon Hilu and the Hebrew historical novel

Journal Article Shofar · June 1, 2015 Featured Publication In this paper, I discuss Alon Hilu’s two historical novels, Death of a Monk (2004) and The Dejani Estate (2008), as symptomatic of Israeli culture of the twenty-first century. I argue that the question of genre-historical fiction-is as central to the const ... Full text Cite

Rev. of Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion, edited by Miri Talmon and Yaron Peleg

Other IMAGES: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture · 2015 Cite

Rhetoric and nation: The formation of Hebrew national culture, 1880–1990

Book · January 1, 2014 Featured Publication Recent and commonly accepted criticism holds that written and spoken Hebrew reveals a shared logic, a collective rhetoric that is identifiable and can be traced as an evolving phenomenon throughout the centuries. In Rhetoric and Nation, Ginsburg charts the ... Cite

IMAGE, WORD, LAND

Journal Article Hebrew Studies · January 1, 2023 Full text Cite

From Here to Elsewhere and Back in Israeli-Hebrew Children’s Literature

Chapter · October 1, 2020 As fresh creative voices and multiple languages vied for recognition, diversity replaced consensus. Genres once accorded lower status—such as the graphic novel and science fiction—gained readership and positive critical notice. ... Cite

Hebrew Literary Thought

Journal Article Mikan · April 2020 Link to item Cite

Introduction

Journal Article Mikan · April 2020 Link to item Cite

Rereading Hebrew Speech

Journal Article Mikan · April 2020 Cite

Jews and the ends of theory

Book · December 4, 2018 Theory, as it's happened across the humanities, has often been coded as "Jewish." This collection of essays seeks to move past explanations for this understanding that rely on the self-evident (the historical centrality of Jews to the rise of Critical Theo ... Cite

Jews, Theory, and Ends

Chapter · 2018 Cite

Pessah Ginsburg: Two Letters (Christiania 1917; London 1918)

Journal Article Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature · 2017 Cite

Paul de Man’s Death Mask

Journal Article Mikan · 2016 Featured Publication This essay presents a close reading of Paul de Man’s seminal essay, Autobiography as Defacement. It seeks to uncover the unsettling effect de Man finds in autobiography by paying close attention to the images of the suffering human body and ... Cite

Autobiography as De-Facement

Journal Article Miakn · 2016 Cite

Alon Hilu and the Hebrew historical novel

Journal Article Shofar · June 1, 2015 Featured Publication In this paper, I discuss Alon Hilu’s two historical novels, Death of a Monk (2004) and The Dejani Estate (2008), as symptomatic of Israeli culture of the twenty-first century. I argue that the question of genre-historical fiction-is as central to the const ... Full text Cite

Rev. of Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion, edited by Miri Talmon and Yaron Peleg

Other IMAGES: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture · 2015 Cite

Rhetoric and nation: The formation of Hebrew national culture, 1880–1990

Book · January 1, 2014 Featured Publication Recent and commonly accepted criticism holds that written and spoken Hebrew reveals a shared logic, a collective rhetoric that is identifiable and can be traced as an evolving phenomenon throughout the centuries. In Rhetoric and Nation, Ginsburg charts the ... Cite

The Bookcase and the Language of Grace

Journal Article Mikan · 2014 Featured Publication Cite

S. Yizhar’s Khirbet Khizeh and the rhetoric of conflict

Chapter · January 1, 2014 Featured Publication Cite

The Physics of Being Jewish, or On Cats and Jews

Journal Article AJS Review · November 2011 Featured Publication The opening scene of Joel and Ethan Coen's A Serious Man has baffled many. What does an unsettling tale of an encounter with what may or may not be a dybbuk, set in the mid-nineteenth century in a Polish shtetl, and playe ... Full text Cite

Signs and wonders: Fetishism and hybridity in Homi Bhabha's the location of culture

Journal Article New Centennial Review · December 1, 2009 Featured Publication Full text Cite

The Social Function of Israeli Cinema

Journal Article Zeek · 2009 Cite

Literature, Territory, Criticism: Brenner and the "Erets-Israeli" Genre

Journal Article Theory and Criticism · 2007 Featured Publication Cite

Between Language and Land: Moshe Smilansky’s ‘Hawaja Nazar’

Journal Article Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature · 2006 Featured Publication Cite

Hamlet—In search of Language

Journal Article Efes Shtayim · 1995 Cite