Prof. Ziva Ben-Porat

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Academic Degrees:

B.A. - English, Hebrew Literature (Tel-Aviv U); M.A. - English Literature (Tel-Aviv U); Ph.D. Comparative Literature (UC Berkeley)


Academic Position:

2002-2005 -Vice President of FILMM (International Federation for Modern Language and Literatures/Federation Internationale de Langues et Litteratures Modernes)


2000-2008 - Director, The Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics


1993-2008 - Editor-in-Chief, Sifrut/Mashmaut/Tarbut [Literature/Meaning/Culture], Series of academic Books in Hebrew, Published by HaKibbutz HaMeuchad


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Selected Publications

Ziva Ben-Porat. Ed. Rewriting - A special issue of Journal of Romance Studies, London, 2003.


Ziva Ben-Porat. "' Sad Autum' and Cultural Representations: A Comparative Study of Japanese and Israeli 'Autumn'" in The Psychology and Sociology of Literature (UPAL 35), edited by G.Steen and R. Schram, Amsterdam: John Benjamin, 243-260, 2001


Ziva Ben-Porat. "Poetics of the Homeric Similie and Theory of [Poetic] Similie.", Poetics Today, 13:4, 737-769, 1993


Ziva Ben-Porat. Autum in Hebrew Poetry, Tel-Aviv (Hebrew), 1991


Ziva Ben-Porat. "Two Way Pragmatics: From World to Text and Back" in: Literary Pragmatics, ed. R. Sell, London: Routledge, 142-163, 1991


Ziva Ben-Porat et al. Lyrical Poetry & the Lyrics of Pop, Tel-Aviv (Hebrew), 1989


Ziva Ben-Porat. "Method in Madness: Notes on the Structure of Parody, based on Mad\s T.V. Satires", Poetics Today, 1, 245-272, 1979


Ziva Ben-Porat. "The Poetics of Literary Allusion", PTL 1, 105-128, 1978


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Current Projects and Academic Interests

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