Yitzhak Meir Lewis
Assistant Professor of Humanities at Duke Kunshan University

Yitzhak Lewis is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Duke Kunshan University. He holds a Ph.D. (2016) in Hebrew and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where he also taught before joining the faculty at DKU. He received his B.A. (2007) in Comparative Literature, Psychology and Creative Writing from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Yitzhak’s current book project, titled A World of Literature: Jorge Luis Borges and the Problems of Literary Marginality, is a study of marginality and mysticism as literary tropes in the writing of Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges. His previous book, titled A Permanent Beginning: R. Nachman of Braslav and Jewish Literary Modernity (SUNY Press, 2020), deals with the Russian Imperial context of early modern Hebrew and Yiddish letters. His teaching and research interests include comparative literature in Hebrew, Spanish, Yiddish and English, literary theory, transnational writing and world literature.

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